Monday 18 April 2011

Bee happy ..... renovate something old

Had this old Singer sewing machine stand for about 20 years, I brought it back home from the tip with me when I had taken some recycling. 

I sanded it down and painted it black and went over the writing in gold paint, it lived in the hall way for a while as a telephone table.

It has been with me through 4 house moves but was looking really tired after living in the garden. 

It had been moved to mum in laws house before we moved house this last time so the garden looked tidier for viewings (it was a plant stand/feature).

It has since lost more wood from the top so I decided to renovate to cheer it up again :)

This is what it looked liked when we brought it back from
mum in laws house.

It is very tired and has lost most of its wooden top.

Used the wire brush to sand down and prepare it for spraying.

After first couple of sprays.

Finished job with new wooden top.
Husband made the top for me with bits of wood laying around in
the garage.

Grabbed a few bits and pieces to decorate with for photos.

Really pleased with the result, the table top is painted the same colour as my summer house which is opposite.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!


  1. Ooh I love that, I have an old singer table too, also looking very tired, you certainly inspired me to brighten it up!

  2. What a great idea! Looks wonderful with your bits and pieces. What a life this little stand has had!

  3. Amazing, it doesn't even look like the same table. Very impressive and inspirational xxx

  4. looks really nice, well done.

  5. I've been after a Singer sewing machine stand for such a long time so I'm almost green with envy! :-)

    You've done a fantastic job with it here - it looks gorgeous in the white and blue!

    Jem xXx

  6. oooooh I love it, I love it, I love it!!! you did a marvelous job on renovating it!! and it looks gorgeous as flower/pot stand, i wish i had an old Singer sewing machine! love the white and blue colors! x Susan

  7. That looks great! I've been doing a little renovating myself today, must be something in the air :) x

  8. This looks beautiful! My mum has one in her garden too with plants on - although not as pretty as yours :o) Scarlett x

  9. How cute!! I have an old Singer sewing machine with a stand part like this. I'm trying to find out if it's worth anything before I start fooling around with it. If not, your sprucing up may be a good idea for it! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  10. Very nice!
    I have an old sewing machine base with a VERY rustic top as a table!

    Our tips won't sell you anything around here apart from composted soil improver!

    Sandie xx

  11. My mum has this exact Singer machine stand, and uses it as a breakfast table! (they've also replaced the top with a bigger piece of wood). Love your new colourway for it, makes it much fresher for the summer - gorgeous! xx

  12. Excellent transformation!
    I have just been scrolling through your other posts and found another excellent transformation on the large distressed table!
    A coat of paint certainly brings things to life and doing it yourself is even more satisfying.....
    Keep going...what's next?
    Julie x

  13. It looks wonderful! You wouldn't think changing the colour from balck to white, and adding a painted top could make such a huge difference, but it does!!!!
    Good for you!
    Gill xx

  14. It's very nice!! I love it!! Have a nice day too! Nancy

  15. I looked on ebay for one of these a while ago but couldn't track down one I liked. Now I've seen - and totally ogled over - yours I think I need to go and have another look at ebay!!


  16. Wow you did a great job it looks stunning. What a lovely idea to use it as a table and be able to use it, the history of it lives on with you..beautiful. dee x

  17. Great job, I like the old black finish too but must admit it looks lovely like that, and perfect with the plants on.

  18. Love that blue and white combination!

  19. Wow, good job done there!!! It looks like new and I actually think it looks nicer now than it did when it was painted black!

  20. Another clever transformation.
    Pam x


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