Antiques and vintage items are always great. They speak to the past, to long-ago days and customs, and if they’ve lasted this long, you know their craftsmanship is solid!
Even better is when an old piece is passed down through a family. It has history and meaning, and it can be celebrated for years to come.
But sometimes, even our treasured antiques need a little love, and sometimes they have to be altered a little bit to fit a modern life.
Such was the case with the old sewing table that Imgur user Svoerding inherited from his grandmother. Or more specifically, the base of an old sewing table.
The top, where the machine would have been attached, was long gone, and so the grandmother had turned it into a makeshift table by popping a piece of plywood on top.
However, Svoerding wanted something a little sturdier and something a little more stylish.
Sewing tables are beautifully crafted pieces of furniture, but in today’s world, they just don’t have the use they did in the past. Even if you like to sew, a modern sewing machine does away with the need for a whole table, and modern electricity does away with the old treadles.
Luckily, though, there are plenty of people who want to preserve their beauty and craft by making them functional again with some creative twists. One folding sewing table, for example, became an adorable drinks cart perfect for any summer gathering.
To see how Svoerding preserved the sewing table, read on!