Antique Singer Sewing Machine Dining Room Table

When my husband and I moved to Brooklyn, we knew we still wanted a dining room table, but we had to downsize. We Craigslist-ed our previous dining room table and began the search for a dining room table that had as much pre-war character as our new apartment. My mother had purchased a Singer sewing machine (circa 19020’s) from an antique store, but hadn’t used it in a long time, so she offered this as an option. Her idea was to use the base and remove the original sewing machine top, as this was hardly an eating surface. I found an Ikea table top for $19.99, and along with my family’s assistance, we affixed the new table top to the base, added a runner, and Voila! We’re pretty darn proud of it, we must admit, and it’s now our favorite piece of furniture!


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Idea sent by Courtney Foster-Donahue !

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  1. Bambang PE - October 2, 2011

    same with me..but I’m Standard brand…

  2. Marie Claire via Facebook - October 3, 2011

    Pas mal pour le coup d’oeil, mais pas idéal pour caser ses jambes pendant le repas!

  3. Dona - November 3, 2013

    That is a great idea. The table is beautiful! ( In the kitchen, the Y and the M on the wall are turned around the wrong way. Check a thick and thin font like Times Roman, and you’ll see the difference.) Have a great day!

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