Do you follow us on Instagram or Facebook? Well…I posted a quick and easy up cycled table and holy cow I was a little overwhelmed with emails and questions on how I did it. So…here ya go! This one is easy I promise.
I had an old Singer sewing machine base, you probably have one or have seen one in a garage sale.
I also had an electrical spool and a thought (my hubby hates when I get “a though”)
This one was an easy up cycle and fun!
We painted the base, and truth is we spray painted it (yes, gasp, I still spray paint things) I totally could have used my FAT Paint or Fusion, but seriously, all the little intricate details in the base would have been forever, so I grabbed my black Rustoleum and just sprayed it. I always say, use what you have and no 1 paint is good for every job. Case in point.
Mr FPM took the electrical spool apart and I sanded the top with my favourite Ryobi Hand Sander and sides to make it smooth and to remove the “electric” wording, however, you could leave that on.
I stained the top with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Curio, used as a stain. I mixed about 3 parts water to 1 part paint. Easy. Peasy.
I then used my FAT Paint in Raven to stencil the cool Antique sign on it. This is one of the awesome stencils from our Funky Junk Stencil Signs. LOVE this stencil. A lot. Big Love. Really. A lot. (We do carry these at Front Porch Mercantile for those asking)
Mr FPM attached the spool to the top and I used our MMS hemp oil to protect it and make pretty. I LOVE hemp oil. Just LOOK at the difference hemp oil makes! (Side note…I tried to do my first Periscope live as I did this, and well, I apologize if you were one of the 8 people that saw that fiasco. I can’t video and paint or hemp, lesson learned) :)
We used the original little cups in the bolt holes. I just glued them in. And there you have it.
Easy. Peasy. Told ya.
I think it turned out pretty cool. I had not seen one like this before but have since seen a few. I think its quirky and fun. It’s now available at our shop. Come and have a visit.
Have you ever up cycled a Singer sewing machine base or electric spool? What did you make?
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