Saturday, September 29, 2012

good news, bad news

So, this happened.

This, actually, was not one of my crazy demolition projects. This was a not-so-minor domestic catastrophe which has kicked off a new phase in our home renovation called The Professionals Can Take it from Here.

Bad News first:

Monday, September 17, 2012

sewing table salvage

This little project has been in the works for a while. After many months spent looking for an old treadle machine for my sewing room (and failing to justify $100-200 at antique shops), I found this sewing table at my go-to thrift store for $24! Win.

Make no mistake: it was not in good shape. The actual machine was long gone, treadle and wheel rusted solid, and, by the looks of it, the thing sat in a shed or shallow grave for about fifty years. 

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