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Thread: Repainting a Featherweight Sewing Machine

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    Repainting a Featherweight Sewing Machine

    I'm thinking about having one of my featherweights repainted. Has anyone done this and, if so, what are your favorite colors. I'm just wondering what a popular color would be, other than the black, white, or tan. If you have photos of one that's been repainted, I would love to see them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfergirl View Post
    I'm thinking about having one of my featherweights repainted. Has anyone done this and, if so, what are your favorite colors. I'm just wondering what a popular color would be, other than the black, white, or tan. If you have photos of one that's been repainted, I would love to see them.
    RED, love the red ones, think I've only seen one.

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    How about HOT pink? That may be the only way I can get a pink machine. But I would suggest choose your favorite color.
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    I am thinking about doing the same thing. I can't decide between purple, teal or blue though! So many beautiful choices.

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    If you do a google search for images of Painted Featherweight 221s you can see a few pictures of different colors.

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    I'd like to see a camo'd one.


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    I love my "Eric the Red" which I bought on e-bay over a year ago. I did "madame Butterfly" myself. Not the greatest job but I had fun doing it (she was in really poor shape before) I just won a burnt orange featherweight on e-bay. My youngest granddaughter's favorite color is orange and she likes to sew, so "someday" it will be hers.
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    this picture doesn't do them justice, they are much shinier and the red is a deep red.....

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    This website has lts of drool worthy pictures.
    http://www.keelersales.com/servlet/Detail?no=655

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    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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    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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    I vote for purple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfergirl View Post
    I'm thinking about having one of my featherweights repainted. Has anyone done this and, if so, what are your favorite colors. I'm just wondering what a popular color would be, other than the black, white, or tan. If you have photos of one that's been repainted, I would love to see them.
    Lynn, check my attached photobucket, there are some pics of the machines we have done. That may give you some ideas, I just love them painted and I also love them original. Haven't found my favorite color yet, still trying them all. LOL Best wishes with your choice.

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    There were a few of our members (before the format changed) that had colored Featherweights as their avatar. One was Purple, one was Red and one was Blue. I haven't seen them in a while. Perhaps LostN51 would have a few pictures of one. My DH is going to paint one Purple for me. My favorite color.

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfergirl View Post
    I'm thinking about having one of my featherweights repainted. Has anyone done this and, if so, what are your favorite colors. I'm just wondering what a popular color would be, other than the black, white, or tan. If you have photos of one that's been repainted, I would love to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadeee55 View Post
    Lynn, check my attached photobucket, there are some pics of the machines we have done. That may give you some ideas, I just love them painted and I also love them original. Haven't found my favorite color yet, still trying them all. LOL Best wishes with your choice.
    I love the Kandy Apple red. I also like the pink on your avatar. Thanks for sharing.
    Lynn

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    I just finished this one a week or so ago, it is a midnight metallic blue to match my camaro

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