An odd Couple can make a perfect least for furniture

February 11th, 2010 in blog, projects, hot spots     
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I originally planned to use it as a sofa table, but once complete it was about 4 inches too tall.  Drat.  Hate that.  So, it was re-routed to my bay window.  But, I think it is big enough to stand alone.
I got legs and I know how to use them.  They were a little rough around the edges but the price was right.  I knew with just a little toning up that they could be Rockette Worthy. 
So, this is an open and shut case.  When open, it can display my goods.  When closed, it can be used for storage.  Bonus!
Currently I am leaving it wide open.  I loved the funky green paint and vintage fabric ~ which was a delightful little surprise found inside.  Double bonus.
The flowers are from one of my other posts which I was inspired by Junk Sophisticate.
I originally planned to use it as a sofa table, but once complete it was about 4 inches too tall.  Drat.  Hate that.  So, it was re-routed to my bay window.  But, I think it is big enough to stand alone.

I originally planned to use it as a sofa table, but once complete it was about 4 inches too tall.  Drat.  Hate that.  So, it was re-routed to my bay window.  But, I think it is big enough to stand alone.


Sometimes it takes awhile before I can complete a project.  I'll find one piece that I love and then it takes a lot of searching to find the right pieces to mix with it.  Thus the case here.  I found the wooden trunk first and kept scouring for just the right legs.

I think this odd couple makes the perfect marriage, don't you?




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Comments (26)

CarrieRoseCottage writes: I am so impressed. What a lovely couple. Posted: 9:28 am on December 27th
twochickadees writes: So clever and beautiful! Posted: 1:54 pm on January 24th
stickybuns writes: i love love love it! Posted: 1:18 am on May 28th
Born_in_a_barn writes: I love it open, but closed it is cool too. Great combo. Posted: 4:17 pm on May 5th
nancat1946 writes: This is just so adorable. It's so warm and really draws the
eye to it (and keeps it there.) Smart idea and nice job.
Thanks for sharing with us ! Posted: 7:55 pm on March 16th
doggbo writes: LOVE THIS!! I happen to have the bottom Now I am on a mission to find the right suit case,What a great idea! Posted: 9:24 am on March 4th
RanchDressing writes: It just goes to show that patience really is a virtue. What a wonderful piece the two came together to make. You have such a good eye for detail! Posted: 11:17 am on March 3rd
rachelrivniker writes: It is great and beautiful. I loved the idea of combining the old trunk and the sewing machine legs. I loved it opened too. I think that this is what junking is all about. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 11:52 am on February 21st
BJjunk writes: Very cool marrriage. I've done glass, wood and stone on sewing machine bases. The trunk is the best Posted: 8:48 am on February 20th
suewhitney writes: A match made in heaven...nicely done!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:32 am on February 15th
Cocalotta writes:
This is an awesome piece! I always love the tredle bases...
I have one with a glass top. But this with the open
box is "one of a kind". I may have to find another base
and find me a box. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 4:27 am on February 14th
LuAnn writes: What a great marriage. A co-worker is giving me a old treadle machine and I just may make a table like this. Now all is need to do is find a wooden box. Thanks for the inspiration.

LuAnn Posted: 8:02 am on February 13th
bluebucket writes: Simply fabulous. Love to see something different for the always awesome sewing machine legs.
doreen Posted: 11:46 pm on February 12th
fellowjunker writes: A wonderful creation Marybeth!
xojanis Posted: 4:00 pm on February 12th
georgiamoon writes: MB...LOVE the trunk! I always think the sewing machine legs are fabulous...such detail and they are really sturdy too. I really like the fact that it looks awesome open as well. Thanks for sharing this great project! Georgia Posted: 1:01 pm on February 12th
junkfestgirl writes: I love this table! is always a bonus. Nice job! Posted: 10:43 pm on February 11th
Prior writes: Oh, I like it inside and out! The flowers are cute, too! Lezee Posted: 9:19 pm on February 11th
JunkArchitect writes: Marybeth, I think they go together seamlessly. I really like the trunk; you rarely see them with a curved cut like this one has…great look.

Jim Posted: 7:16 pm on February 11th
alicemom writes: Oh MB! To funny ! I love you r marriage. I can even hear the wedding march! Great post!
smiles, alice Posted: 6:35 pm on February 11th
54girl writes: Love old boxes like this! Everything about it is so cool! Then added to the old sewing machine legs for a table is awesome!! Love it when its closed love it when its open!! Isn't it fun when things work out like that. Great project!! Mary Posted: 3:48 pm on February 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I LOVE this Marybeth! The open/shut factor to the table is very cool. Once again, excellent project.
Candy Posted: 1:16 pm on February 11th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Very nice...he pieces look like they always belonged together.. Posted: 12:10 pm on February 11th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Great marriage! LOVE the trunk-shape,size, patina...everything. Thanks for've given me an idea! ~judi ;) Posted: 10:08 am on February 11th
ninnarae writes: Great project! I love the way it can be used opened or closed! Posted: 9:45 am on February 11th
shabbychick writes: Marybeth - or should I say matchmaker, matchmaker make me a table??? (I won't sing that, but you get the idea...)

You've definitely put together a very sweet couple (of pieces of junk). I love that trunk - inside and out - the fabric and colors are too vintage-y cool! And, what great legs too!! :)

Thanks for sharing - and it looks like this couple will have a very "happily ever after"!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 9:28 am on February 11th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great Marybeth! You should see all the lonely pieces in my garage waiting for their "perfect mate"...but when it finally happens it's a happy day :) Laurel Posted: 8:23 am on February 11th
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