Some pictures from my activities outside the hospitals.
Restoring old furniture.
Today I will focus on the pictures from the restoring of my mom's Singer table. It was made in 1949. (Although I have yet to confirm the model since the actual machine is hidden in my basement) My mom di not take care of it AT ALL!!!! My uncle decided to torture it some time in the 90s with a dreadfully bad putty and paint job. And last year when I brought my mom to mother Sweden she didn't even want to bring it with. We almost fought over it. Thank Loki my sister is in total oblivion about this stuff so I didn't have to fight about it with her as well.
So a couple of week ago I finally found the time to fix this baby.
Unfortunately I decided I want to take pictures of my Singer table’s progress long after I had already started treating it. So its original sad state is not documented before I started scrubbing with sand paper and the “sandpaper machine” (? I don’t know how you call this machine. I know how to use it though)
stage 16 stage 18 stage 18
stage 2astage 2bstage 3stage 3stage 4stage 4stage 4
first coat of paint
stage 5stage 6
stage 14The legs took half a day only; along with a couple of coats on the wood
Here I made some scratches on the putty to fake "tree effect"
One more coat o paint after that ... one more coat of polish ...
stage 17last coat of polish ...
And ... voila!
I could have made much better job if I had bought a darker wood putty. But You learn from your mistakes, no?
I am very proud of the result though! :) It took 18 stages and 4 days. I quite enjoyed it :) Father is proud of me about something - for a change heh - I can’t impress him with music or poetry or any other “girly” interest I have… But once I become the boy he never had, he is automatically proud … Eh, whataryagonna do? My sister doesn’t even know what a paintbrush looks like … so someone has to do the “manly” jobs in this family.
By the by. I am looking to replace the drawers. This is a special model and it is quite big, as you see. It used to have two drawers. Most of Singer tables have just the one. Anyway, now mine has just the none. They were lost long before I remember my existence. I am willing to remove the drawers from any Singer I find. If you see it in a second hand store ( we got loads here in