My flee market savvy mother happens to own 3 old sewing machine treadle bases AND a lot of vintage suitcases. After seeing these I thought why not turn the treadle base into a table?! I really needed a piece of furniture in my room anyways..... not! (But hey when you make something cool, you MAKE room! haha) I also thought why not use a suitcase as the "table" part?! So an idea was born.
And here's my process...
|This is the original treadle base I used as the base of the table.|
|I added 2 pieces of 2x4's that I stained a color that semi matched the metal. I then cut the pieces of wood to size. |
**If you don't have equipment for cutting pieces of wood, Home Depot or Lowes will cut it for you... How nice of them! :)
|I found a suitcase that fit. Yay me!|
And TA-DA!!..... wait is that really how you spell that? Anyway... Finished project!!! (of course you already saw it at the first, so it really doesn't deserve a "Ta-DA" because that implies a surprise.... dagummit.)
| There's also a shelf.... WHAT!|
(By the by, I'm fairly certain that adding a type writer to ANYTHING makes it spectacular!
I highly recommend the purchase of one as soon as possible.)
....and it's all "For the Love of Clever" :)