My Mamaw’s old sewing machine recently came into my possession, and I knew I wanted to do something neat with it. It was one of the old ones where the desktop folds open to reveal a sewing machine. I decided to repurpose the sewing machine for the entry to our house as a place to hold Riley’s walking items. I loved how it turned out! Here it is styled in the backyard, who doesn’t love a good repurposed sewing machine? 🙂
Now onto the “before” pictures.
The first thing I did was remove the sewing machine and all of its parts. Then I got to sanding since it wasn’t in the best condition, and I was using regular paint that I had gotten on sale at the mis-tint area in Lowes.
For the next step, I finally got to put my new paint sprayer from HomeRight! I’ll be honest, this was my first time using a paint sprayer, but it was very easy to use! I also used the paint spray shelter to shield the house from any overspray. And yes this is in my driveway, my neighbors love me 😉
After she was all painted, I added a basket (from Target) to the inside of the sewing machine to hold items.
Here are some more pics of her all complete : )
See that little strip on the bottom of the front that is missing? I had the pieces drying in the garage and was impatient and stacked them on top of each other so they are out of the way. Apparently I didn’t wait long enough and it pulled off the top layer…ooops! Originally I had planned to just use straight paint, but after my ooopsies I decided to just go with it and distress it! I also used citrus wax for the first time and had fun playing around with it.
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