I have a handy husband and a wide circle of talented friends. That really helps when I want to repurpose something.
Let me tell you though, it can get interesting.
Sometimes I get a weird look and a "you want to turn that into what?!?"
Okay sometimes my ideas get a little over the top, but sometimes it works.

Take a look at my workbenches for silver smithing.




Can you see it?
Not really genius on my part but more so my husband and a dear welder friend.
Have you spotted what I am talking about? Take a look again and you can see those old sewing machine bases.

Remember those? The ornate ones with a treadle bottom. I love them and inherited one. The other I got for $75 at an antique mall. Not exactly a steal. And you should have seen the concern on people's faces when I was dragging it (literally because it is HEAVY!) through the store.
What are you going to do with that????
Two sturdy workbenches for pounding, rolling metal, high heat soldering.

Yep. Rescued, Repurposed, and Loved. Perfect!
Maybe they were just envying me.

1 Comments

Pauline Haggard

Date 12/31/2014

I have 2 tables made out of the old sewing machine stands. I also have an artist brush holder made out of the pvc pipe like you have sitting on one of your tables. I love all your "beauties" and am amazed at how clever and talented you are. How is your dad doing? Hope he has improved. I have prayed for him many times. I had a wonderful Christmas with my grandchildren from Germany and Japan as well as all the rest. I celebrated for 3 days....I am not celebrating New Years, but I want to wish you a wonderful new year ahead........full of much joy, happiness and good health and particularly a great selling season to last all year. Hugs, Love and Prayers to you..........Pauline

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