Greetings to all homemade lovers and those who just looked at the site. If you somehow got an old sewing machine, don't rush to send it to scrap metal. It is better to use the author's idea and turn it into an original stand for flower pots or pots, especially, this idea is useful for those who have other halves who like to tinker with flowers. So you will delight them and decorate your home with a beautiful thing. For example, the author of this idea got a rare thing quite by accident, he came back from work and saw how a man was trying to throw it away, the author took the thing for himself and gave it a second life, one might say.
conceived, everything will be clear from the description. A video of the process will be posted at the end of the article, so if you don't want to waste time reading, skip ahead and watch.
Next, it was required to clean the base. First, the author rinsed it out with a hose. Then, together with his wife, they cleaned out all the rust. After that, all metal elements were covered with a compound that protects and prevents corrosion.
At this stage, the author took up the box in which the machine was stored. By this time, the wife had decided what she would use all this good for, it would be a flower stand. Initially, it was planned to plant them immediately in the box, but later the new owners decided that it would be better to put flowers in pots in the box. The author blew the box from the inside with a compressor. Then he pasted over the edges of the sides with masking tape. From the inside, the author painted the box with rubber paint to protect the wood bottom and walls from moisture. First, he painted over the corners with a brush, and rolled up the main surfaces with a roller. I did not paint the outer surfaces of the walls, a pattern will be applied to them.
Now you can start painting the outside. The author's wife prepared a stencil, fixed it on the walls and applied the first coat of paint. It doesn't look very good yet. It will be more interesting further.
Then the author's wife mixed the glaze with white paint, unfortunately the author does not tell the proportion, but you can experiment with both color and saturation. Having obtained the desired tone, she again fixed the same stencil, but slightly shifting it down and applied over the paint. The result is much better.
Here you can see the final result. I think it turned out well, very original. Please note that only the frame and the box remained from the original, the side drawers were dismantled.
That's all for me, as promised, I attach a video.
Thanks everyone for attention and see you soon visiting Samodelkin!