Do to the nasty weather we had here on Saturday the mini senior sessions were cancelled. Wind blown hair can look great in a picture - but, not so much if it looks like you are standing next to a tornado.
Instead, I made my rounds picking up my new projects. I came across this sewing machine table and I fell in love the moment I laid eyes on her. I saw her beauty, even after years of collecting dust, I knew that she would be beautiful again. Meet Sue the Sewing Machine Table:
As I started to prep her for the make over, I read the label on the sewing machine. White Rotary. Columbus, Ohio. 1927. Wow. 1927! I couldn't help but think about how loved she must have been when she was first made. Her first buyer must have cherished her. She was an electric sewing machine, a far advancement from the manual foot pedal machines. I thought about where she has been, what she has seen, and the stories she would tell if she could. In 85 years she went from being a once loved necessity to collecting dust and spider webs in a cold dark garage. I am reminded of a line from one of my favorite movies Seabiscuit, 'You know, you don't throw a whole life away just 'cause he's banged up a little.' That's how I felt about Sue. Tenderly, I polished off her hardware. Hinges that had been painted over and handles that were rusted, now gleamed paint and rust free. Before I picked her up I was thinking of either an antique white or a shade of green for her new look. As soon as I saw her, I knew green was her color. It is fresh and vibrant like new life, like the beginning of spring.
I used the same chalk paint technique as her roommate Sally Sunshine. I also attempted a new method, glazing. I was unsure at first but took a chance. I think it turned out beautiful. The glazed edges excentuate all of her curves and detail. Without further a-do here is Sue and all of her glazed glory:
I am still looking for a permanent location for Sally and Sue. But, very soon I am confident that they will be back where they belong, to be admired and loved in a warm home. If you are interested in Sally or Sue please feel free to contact me!
I hope you all have a blessed week!