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Friday
Oct032014

Custom Singer Sewing Machine Base Wall Shelf with Yardsticks and Gym Wire Locker Baskets!

Yo!  Here's some goodness fresh from the GadgetSponge Garage!  I've been struggling for about as long as I've been repurposing trying to figure out how to use the individual parts of an antique Singer sewing machine base.  I plan to have a great idea for all the parts before I done!  Here's a shelf I just finished using a couple of the center supports...

 

I use the vintage wire gym locker baskets a good bit because folks really like them and they look COOL!

The front connection point on each Singer sewing machine base piece stuck out too much for my tastes so I cut them off and ground them down.

You KNOW I've got to have a yardstick in there!  I also used a vintage piano music sheet support as the stop for the locker baskets.  And you can see my little metal nameplate down there that I put on all my creations.

Measurements:

22" tall; 36" wide; 21" deep

This table will be available in my ETSY SHOP (HERE) soon.  It can be seen in person at one of these three locations:

Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA

Saved By Grace Antiques in Bossier City, LA

The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, LA

Tuesday
Sep302014

Repurposed Vintage Red Locker Storage Bench

I've got a lot of catching up to do, so I'll continue the highlights on my most recent creations.

Here's the next -- It started with just the door and front frame of a vintage locker.  I built the box and added baseboards for a finished look.  I enclosed the bottom box and gave it a special door at the original locker bottom.   I gave it a complete, custom paint job and added a metal ornamental piece on the front that I was saving for just the right project.  For the bench back, I used some sides from vintage Singer sewing machine bases.  Old casters make the whole piece mobile!....

Measurements:

37" tall; 79" wide; 12" deep

This table will be available in my ETSY SHOP (HERE) soon.  It can be seen in person at one of these three locations:

Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA

Saved By Grace Antiques in Bossier City, LA

The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, LA

Tuesday
Sep302014

Crawfish Themed Cypress Party Table

This table sold super fast but I wanted to highlight here as I do everything.  I took an old cypress table, reinforced it and gave it some new life with some vintage ceiling tin, custom painted crawfish, wood treatment and bottle openers...

Tuesday
Sep302014

Overhauled Vintage Chief Trashcan

Hey!  Got a vintage Chief trashcan to reveal.  I found it in an antiques and collectible shop and knew immediately it needed to be reworked and serve the same way it did before.  Check it out!

The center lid lifts up to throw away your trash.  The larger lid opens to change out the trash liner.

The bottom was open with just the support frame.  So I fabricated a nice, solid base out of some wood and the use of some small corner braces.

I finished it off with several coats of clear to give it some richer color and long-lasting protection.  Now, it's ready to start a new life and hopefully last just as long or longer.

Measurements:

31" tall; 20" wide; 20" deep

This table will be available in my ETSY SHOP (HERE) soon.  It can be seen in person at one of these three locations:

Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA

Saved By Grace Antiques in Bossier City, LA

The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, LA

Tuesday
Sep232014

Upcycled Black Pulpit Bookshelf with Light

Hey everyone!  Here's one of the many things I've completed lately.  I'm so behind on my photo editing and posting everything.  I'll try to get on it!

In the meantime, here's some pics of the upcycled black pulpit bookshelf.  

It started with a very beefy older church pulpit.  The shelves were already in the back which made for a quick idea of it becoming a bookshelf.  I added the baseboards and the vintage lamp.

The decorative accents on the front are super cool and worked well with the distressing.  I used General Finishes milk paint for the black.  It's very black and that's what I wanted.

The top was some really nice oak, I believe.  It is a solid chunk.  I took out the older components for the microphone assembly and wired and added this vintage reading lamp.  Now a large book can be viewed or put on display on the top and enjoyed while standing.

Because of it's size, this piece can hold quite a lot of books.  Or anything else you might choose to display.

Measurements:

44" tall; 32" wide; 24" deep

This table will be available in my ETSY SHOP (HERE) soon.  It can be seen in person at one of these three locations:

Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport, LA

Saved By Grace Antiques in Bossier City, LA

The Agora Borealis in Shreveport, LA