Thursday, February 21, 2013

“Sew” Simple… Luckett’s Tray Transformation


Get it? I transformed a vintage sewing machine base.


Back in September, I shared a purchase with you from Luckett’s Store that I purchased online. I love this large, galvanized tray with rope handles.


Luckett’s Tray: click HERE

I have used it on my Parlor coffee table/bench.


I have used it on my kitchen island.


Then, I had a voila moment. I had an antique sewing machine base that I was not using because the top was not what I liked. I always thought I would get a piece of carerra marble to add to the top, but somehow that never happened. I decided to use the tray as the top as it is the perfect size.


I simply drilled 4 small holes in the bottom of the tray (hardly noticeable) and inserted 4 flat screws through the tray and holes in the base to secure it tightly.


I think it looks great alongside of my kitchen island. It gives added store space for my vintage scale topped with a bowl of bananas, cookbooks, coasters, bowls, and an oyster spoon rest.

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Linking to:

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Luckett’s Tray transformation, y’all!


  1. The tray on the sewing machine stand is perfect! I'm a huge fan of metal trays and the rope handles are a nice touch. I love all the things you gathered together, I especially love that scale. I have to tell you, you have made me see oyster shells in a whole new light. I'm definitely going to bring home a bucketful this year when we go to the beach. Have a great day Ron.

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  3. Looks great! I have an antique sewing machine base, too, that I have never done anything with--mine has no top on it. Great idea--I guess I'll have to look for something to put on top of it and make it useful! Have a great day! <3

  4. Great tray and a great idea to attach it to the sewing machine base. I really like your collection of "kitchen things" in the tray, and how nice to have a little extra island space.

  5. Well, How COOL is that? Is it even cool to say cool anymore? Anyway-I love it! I think it is just perfect and so usable, too! Happy Thursday, Ron- xo Diana

  6. Very clever! I like the rope handles too. It looks great!

  7. Really great transformation! I love the tray on top of the old sewing machine base! It looks great in your kitchen.

  8. Hey Ron; I absolutely Love what you have done with this old Sewing Machine base.
    You have really made it into a show stopper for sure!!!! I especially Love how your using it in your Kitchen, as Everyone could use something like this to hold precious items which are used frequently.

  9. That is so clever! I love it and really like how you styled it too. I love galvanized pieces.

  10. I love this tray. I wish they still offered them. Bummer:(

  11. I looks fabulous! I see those sewing machine bases in some shops and never know what to do with them. Now I do.


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