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Thread: Repainting a Featherweight Sewing Machine

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    Senior Member Skyangel's Avatar
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    My avatar is my 1948 Featherweight repainted purple. Just looking at it makes me smile. I bought it about 3 months ago on craigslist for $140, just happened to be online at night and look about 1/2 hour after it was posted and immediatedly emailed that I wanted it. It is a metallic purple, and I would probably have been my second choice if I was picking a color to paint it (my first choice would be a metallic royal blue). I also have a black featherweight and wouldn't have it reapinted but it is in pretty nice condition. I think this one was probably cosmetically challenged judging by the condition of the case.
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    Quite the variety of gorgeous painted machines! I'd have to vote for the dark purple one with the tole painting on it!
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    Harrishs--I bet the orange one was the one I was following, very pretty.
    Surfergirl- I love the red ones, also saw a candy apple red one that was just beautiful and it became a bidding war on ebay and sold for $3500, wow. I would look at the website provided above, lots of pictures and then pick your favorite color. Let us see it when it's done.

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    Red, red, red, what else...my fav color...LOL

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    Beautiful !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419 View Post
    Here is one I saw at a local quilt show. THere were several there that I was drooling over, including a deep green one with tole painted flowers. It was gorgeous. I also like this one:
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    Oh, I LOVE that!!

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    you could buy a black one and take it to an automotive guy to repaint for less than that one ended up costing!


    Quote Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
    Harrishs--I bet the orange one was the one I was following, very pretty.
    Surfergirl- I love the red ones, also saw a candy apple red one that was just beautiful and it became a bidding war on ebay and sold for $3500, wow. I would look at the website provided above, lots of pictures and then pick your favorite color. Let us see it when it's done.

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    I have one destined for a repaint and I too can't decide what colour but am leaning towards red if I just paint it...however being an artist I might have to dress it up a little with some flowers etc.

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    My FW does not need to be painted but I've seen the repainted ones and they are gorgeous! I just don't know what color I would pick if It came to repainting mine. They are all so pretty. One thing I liked about the repainted ones is that the person that did them put the stencils back on them.
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    My DH painted one for me with car paint called Chameleon. It turns from purple to green, depending on where the light hits it. It is beautiful and I never fail to get compliments when I take it to class! It's really fun!
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