Grandma Pardo had a treadle sewing machine that we would play with when we visited. Years of kids hands, basement humidity and Grandpa using it as a place to put his leftover paint, caused much of the veneer to peel. When we cleaned out the house, nobody could bear to part with it even though it was in rough shape. It spent the next 2 decades in a box with good intentions to restore it.
Cleaning out the shed, I decided it was time to see what I needed to do to put it back together. For 2 weeks, I have been cleaning, adjusting and scraping paint…much of it needing dental picks!