Posted by Judy Cholfe on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Under: Repurposing



Well hello! Wishing everyone a beautiful and happy THANKSGIVING!!!!
Fall is definitely here…..there are pumpkins everywhere!!!
Have you decided what you’ll be for HALLOWEEN? I’m going to be a “Queen of Lost Souls”.
I bought 4 costumes in Walmart at the end of the season last year. I paid $8.00ea. for these costumes that were priced at $22.95 and $34.95. It’s a fabulous time to purchase things like this, but they may be picked over. You get what you get!!!!

I’d like to tell you about the re-purposing of VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES….

Image: Pinterest

I have two vintage SINGER sewing machines…One is my husband’s grand-mother’s, (in its table base….that still works), and the second was my mother’s, but never had the table, and also still works. Both machines have been converted with a foot peddle to electric.

(Image: JC Redesigns)
Makes a lovely hall piece….The black case below is my mother’s machine that I use regularly because it’s mobile, and I can bring it downstairs for more light.

I have a very small entrance-way, but wanted a table at the door. My husband took me to St. Jacobs, Ontario a few years back, (Mennonite community), where we found the perfect table for the front door.
(Decorated for fall....)
A lovely piece of pine replaced the table housing for the sewing machine.

Vintage sewing machines are being reused—- 
-as hall console tables, (as I did)….
-as bedside night tables
-as vanities in the bathroom
-as vanity/make-up tables
-as bistro tables, both inside and out
-as plant stands
-as kitchen islands

(Image credits: Not Your StandardNatsumi Photography ; Diane Sheridan DesignsSarah GreenmanDillard Jones BuildersLa Belle VieRikki SnyderCozy Little House ; Jennie HuntFrank Shirley Architects)
(Pictures from Apartment Therapy Article)
Absolutely such a cool idea! Great in a small space.
(ImageArchitect Art Design)
This one has got to be my all-time favorite! Great for entertaining inside or outside…
(Image: Lush Home)
Sweet and private…..
(Image: Sheila Zeller Interiors)
Use just some parts of the sewing machine table….
(Image: The Graphics Fairy)
A makeover worth a THOUSAND WORDS….
(Image: Pinterest)
Love the fact that two items are re-purposed together…

Sewing machines are also fabulous in retail spaces…like this “All Saints" store. My pictures were taken in Chicago, but there are more in the USA, Canada and Europe….(I am not promoting the store in any way, even though their stuff is really great. I just wanted to show you more pictures of the vintage sewing machines used in their decor).
(Image:JC Redesigns)
Each store has similar decor, so that means their designers use hundreds of these vintage sewing machines. They also use old printing presses, gears, and what-ever else they can get their hands on for their interior spaces. Such cool ideas!!!!
(Image: JC Redesigns)
SO…happy sewing or re-purposing!!!!!!
Have an amazing THANKSGIVING……Until next time….Judy

Contact me if you would like to set up an appointment, or have questions you need answered, at (705)727-6282 or…..I can assist you with a Redesign Consult, a full Redesign or Staging, Down-Sizing/Transitioning to a smaller house or apartment, De-cluttering, Proper Furniture Placement, Colour Consult, or be your Personal Shopper for that perfect accessory to complete your redesign…….


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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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