I brought home a 'project' from Michigan...
This back piece will be trashed.
As I am painting anyway my DH will cut a replacement board.
I'm so glad he is talented!!!
Needless to say this poor dear has seen better days...
She spent the last 40+ years in the barn so unfortunately has some damage that is beyond repair.
But her treadle is just as smooth as glass.
So begins the project.
Yesterday I took her apart. The wood has received some water damage and chipping to the veneer so I am going to sand and paint it. The iron treadle will be cleaned and repainted as well.
I labeled all the screws etc. in hopes that I can put this all together again, eek...
Clamps and glue
first coat of off white
Three coats of off white and a light green edge
This went to the dump - it was just rusted past hope.
Tomorrow I will apply the glaze that will antique the paint a bit.
After the wood is done I will start on the treadle base. I'm hoping that when I'm done this sweet machine will be not only functional but a nice addition to my house as well.
I will post a picture when I'm all done. Although that could be awhile.
a little bird