Hey Friends! Today I am sharing a quick project that I created using an old sewing treadle.
My Aunt on my Dads side of the family gave me this old Singer treadle base that belonged to my grandparents. I just recently found out that it was my great grandmothers which is pretty neat. I have been looking for a table to go between my two chairs that sit in front of my fireplace and have had the hardest time finding the perfect size and in the style I want. When my aunt sent me the picture of this, I knew I needed to have it.
Once I figured out the size I wanted the top to be, I gathered some 1×4’s from my free wood stockpile. Using my KregJig I attached 6 boards together with pocket hole screws. You can see this wood is not perfect, but it was exactly what I wanted.
Once it was put together, I pulled out a nice rich Rustolem Varethane stain in Kona and wiped the entire top using an old t-shirt.
I love how these boards show so much character. I also drilled some holes randomly throughout to give it that old used wood look.
Once it was stained, I attached it to the treadle base using some 1″ screws and I was done!
I moved it into the living room when it was dried just so I could get a feel for how it was going to look and I LOVE how this space is coming together. After the flood, we have taken our time moving furniture back in, and still have a little bit of renovating to do. Check back soon for final reveal pictures of this renovated space. You can also see how I made my pallet tray by clicking here.
The table is so perfect for this space and means so much more to me knowing where it came from.
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