Look what I found!!!

Sears sewing machine base

Introducing my next project!  I can’t wait to show you what I have planned for this baby!!!

Treadle Sewing Machine
Treadle Sewing machine, circa 1890-1899.
Yes it is going to be repurposed. We’re just working out the actual design for how we want to use it. I know Jim’s excited, because he took it right down to the basement and started dismantling it right away. He didn’t even give me a chance to take before pictures, so these were taken by my friend who sold it to me.
Treadle Sewing Machine front
The lid and one of the drawer bases are in really bad shape, but the rest looks pretty good.
It didn’t have side drawers, but that’s okay. Those are fairly easy to find if we decide we need them. The center drawer does work, which I’m pretty excited about. I’m hoping to be able to keep as much of the original wooden casing as possible.
Sears Roebuck and Co. Cast Iron Legs
Missing the treadle and wheel, but oh so cool! This one’s pretty rare.
This is the part Jim likes the best, and I have to admit I really like it too. I’ve never seen one made by Sear Roebuck and Co.  The ones I’ve seen have always been Singers, so I think this one is pretty rare.
Stay tuned for updates, but in the meantime…
What would you do with it?


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Loribeth Clark
7 years ago

I've seen some done like that, and they're really cute!

Sheri Bruneau
7 years ago

Love, love it! If it's tall enough, I'd be tempted to use it as a powder room vanity!

Loribeth Clark
7 years ago

I love to upcycle too! I really like the idea of a small writing desk!

Crystal Ortiz
7 years ago

Oh, I LOVE to Upcycle!! I'd probably turn it into a nightstand or a small writing desk.

Loribeth Clark
7 years ago

I like that idea a lot. If I can't get my idea to work, I might go the route.

Loribeth Clark
7 years ago

Thanks! Those legs what I liked the best. I've never seen the Sears legs before. I've always seen the Singer ones.

Mary Etta McCurdy
7 years ago

In the right styl if a home, I'd use it in the entry has for mail, keys, sunglasses, etc.

Dixie Willard
7 years ago

Those legs are gorgeous! I can't wait to see the end result!