That blonde finish from the 50s and 60s was a paint process, so the wood underneath isn't likely to be a premium product. I would try sanding the old paint off first. If that didn't work, then go with a non toxic stripper. You don't need bare wood, just smooth, to paint. I prefer a brush to spray. How fun to be able to choose a color. White doesn't do it for me unless you add flowers or a quilt pattern like Charlee has done. Shiny black is always an option or there are the faux finishes. Red sponged over black is lovely. I have cream wood grain over aqua in my bedroom. The possibilities are endless.
Sorry, Anamaria, I forgot what you were working with! :o I'm not sure what I would do to a blond cabinet, especially one that had been restained. Sand again and apply a darker stain? Maybe use a 'gel' stain? This might cover the abuse, and you could probably paint over it if you didn't like the result. Just a thought.
Originally Posted by grayhare
Painting would probably not hurt this cabinet, though, if that is a look that you like.
Thank you Irishrose, cream wood grain over aqua, sounds pretty!
Pat, thank you for the info. on gel stain.
I will first try sanding the cabinet and see what i find.
This is an ad for a Davis sewing machine. "
Antique Davis Sewing machine.
I have some, not sure if all, of the hardware that goes with it when it was attached to a table.
Still cranks, but no idea of working order.
This is about all I know about it."
Miriam, I am so sorry to hear the news of your DGS. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your DGS and all of the family.
Originally Posted by katballou
I am no expurt by any means, but from the little I see there, I'd use the hacksaw blade or credit card to get the glue under the layers of veneer and then clamp and or weight it down. Then when all the loose pieces are glued, use an exacto blade and carefully square up the area where the piece is missing and graft in a patch. Keep the grain the same direction, then stain the patch to match the original parts. After that perhaps a coat of shellac and then some wax.
I have done that a bunch lately and if done carefully it doesn't look that bad and sometimes just disappears.
Nice cabinet, my wife said she likes it. Me too.
Question: How do you find out the exact model of an antique singer machine? I have been to their site, but it only gives the year manufactured, by the serial number. Trying to find out the exact model.
Originally Posted by tlambing
It won't give you the sub-type (e.g. 15-90 -vs- 15-91), though. You can use their Singer model list http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...ist/index.html to more or less deduce that, though.
Thank you very much! I think I have deduced that my machine is a Singer 99-13. Bought her on Craigslist :)
Miriam, sorry to hear about your DGS hope the meds will help him real soon. He is a cutie for sure.