This old sewing cabinet was gifted to me years ago by my in-laws. I think it was Mr. Chaos' grandma's, but I'm not positive. It came complete full of vintage notions and a 1950s singer. I sold off all the notions (this was before I started quilting) at took the machine out of the cabinet. It's still waiting on a shelf in the garage.
I recently realized that this table and machine would probably be great to do my quilting on. The machine sits flush in the table, and for quilting I don't need any fancy stitches.
Well, as luck would have it, a friend of mine just posted pictures of a great little table she had refinshed. I sent her a message asking if she might be interested in refinishing it and she said yes. Whoo hoo! I HATE refinishing furniture. And she thinks it is fun! Crazy!
This table has been through the ringer.
The finish is peeling and flaking and scratched.
All the bits and pieces are still in place for the machine. It even has a knee-lever you can use with the foot pedal.
The bench has seen better days!