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Thread: Pfaff 130 Machine and Table Before and After

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    Pfaff 130 Machine and Table Before and After

    I posted a thread on this 130 a while ago and how I bought it and it was locked up and had a blue motor on it. Yuck. The table was also in terrible shape. It took me quite a while, but painted the table (purists will hate it, but I love it) and I spiffed up the machine, got the dials freed and now it's sewing great. After all this work I may sell it. LOL. I just don't have the space for all these cabinet machines. I'll have to think on it. Here it is before and then after.
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    Candace, Nice work on the machine looks great. No purist police here I like what you did to the cabinet. Great color.
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    WOW! Beautiful job!

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    I despise the word "purists" as it's usually said with an insulting sneer to those who don't agree with the one saying it.

    I only mildly dislike the red paint, but I do understand why you painted it. I would have done something with it too. I'm not sure what it's made from, but it looks like one that will not take stain and shellac well. It looks like the pressed wood or particle board type on my monitor. I would have painted it brown though.

    Love those little rubber bumpers to cushion the lid. I use flat ones.

    Nice machine too.

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    love the color...thats a really good looking combination
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    Well Joe, I think the color brown is ugly and just add purists to another word you can't stand.

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    Thanks folks, adding color to the world can be fun! I was originally going to do it in silver or red glitter paint, but Lowes discontinued it, right before I decided. I still think glitter would have been cool...

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    I like it Candace. Glitter would have been cool too.
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    Wonderful!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Thanks folks, adding color to the world can be fun! I was originally going to do it in silver or red glitter paint, but Lowes discontinued it, right before I decided. I still think glitter would have been cool...
    Candace, I love what you did with the cabinet. What paint, and what color is it? On my monitor it looks like a brick red.
    Thank you,
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    Candace,

    Your red cabinet is awesome! I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    Candace, I love what you did with the cabinet. What paint, and what color is it? On my monitor it looks like a brick red.
    Thank you,
    It's a bit of a brighter red than brick, but after my glitter paint was discontinued I decided to go with left over paint that I already had. We have a bunch of niches in our stairway that I had painted a bunch of bright colors. I think 7 or 8 niches all painted with a different color paint. You could say that I've got color and I'm not afraid to use it:> This red is the red pulled from one of those niches. It's a Sherwin Williams semi-gloss called "Real Red".

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    The red sets off the machine nicely - brown would camouflage it.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Great job !!
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    She cleaned up right purty. Think she is loving her new home too.
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    Wow! Great job on both cabinet and machine, and they go together so well! I normally would not paint a cabinet, but in this case, with the condition it was in, I think you did the right thing. Did you use wood filler and then sand and paint or was sanding enough? Did you have veneer on the cabinet or solid wood? GREAT JOB!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket_iscute View Post
    Wow! Great job on both cabinet and machine, and they go together so well! I normally would not paint a cabinet, but in this case, with the condition it was in, I think you did the right thing. Did you use wood filler and then sand and paint or was sanding enough? Did you have veneer on the cabinet or solid wood? GREAT JOB!!!
    I had to use wood filler in several areas and sand. The legs and rails are wood, but the rest was veneer that was in really poor condition. I had to glue it in many areas. And the veneer was very thin, thinner than on Singer tables. If I had to do it over, I'd do a primer first. I had thought the paint was thick enough to give good coverage, but I had to apply probably 5 coats of it!

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    That turned out to be a beautiful machine, and I love the cabinet. Red in the north is the thing for this year of the Snake.....Put it in a north corner or on a north wall for good luck.....
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    I love it.

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    If you lived close by me I would buy it in a heart beat!!! You have done a
    beautiful job restoring the machine and cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GABBYABBY View Post
    If you lived close by me I would buy it in a heart beat!!! You have done a
    beautiful job restoring the machine and cabinet.
    Thanks, I have a few other cabinets that are now next in line.

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