Saturday, July 4, 2015

Elsie's Treadle Revived

After four days of serious work the cabinet and machine are ready to be put to use again.







I'm continuing to add Kramer's Best Antique Restorer to the top as it needs a few (30?) more coats over time. In the mean time she has been given a place of honor in Sheville where she will be used often. I now consider it one of my most prized possessions. Unfortunately this has spurred a new addiction for me. I see another old treadle machine on Craigslist in a completely different style that desperately needs a makeover. Must resist!


I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Stuff like this just warms my heart!

Gone Country said...

She turned out great! I recently bought a Minnesota at an antique shop. My research says its early 1900's made by Davis for Sears Roebuck. Both the machine and the cabinet need some serious work. I originally bought it mainly for the cabinet to my Singer Featherweight on but the more I look at the Minnesota the more I want to try and restore it.

Enjoy your 'new' beauty!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, how lovely! You did a wonderful job on it and I'm so glad that you'll be using it frequently.

Michelle said...

What a fantastic transformation you worked!