Friday, July 31, 2015
PINK is the word for
My Repainted Pink 'n Black
1950s, Model 902 Penneys Sewing Machine
It started out as a light grayish brown body with dark gray dial plates . . .
Ooops I did it again, crossed the line into madness . . . and forgot to take a BEFORE photo!
But I did take photos of the tricker machine parts I removed, labeled, bagged and set aside. Those photo are still on my camera, and I referred to them yesterday as it took me most of the day to re-assemble all the springy things, and dials.
Let me show you some pictures taken during sanding, taping, and repainting
Jon was frustrated watching me spray paint, so he volunteered to show me "how it really needs to be done" I admit, he did a great job. He is sitting in the background of this photo--taking a break to admire his work.
We let the machine sit in the summer kitchen for the week, and then Jon took it outside and sprayed a second coat of pink. Then I let it set for several days again in the summer kitchen.
I removed the blue masking tape and plastic off of the front end (door) to paint it glossy black and bagged the rest of the machine to protect the pink. We let the machine dry a couple of days in the summer kitchen.
One more step--I did some light sanding with 800 grit, cleaned it thoroughly, and sprayed two clear coats with all the important mechanics still covered (taped and stuffed with leftover cotton batting pieces).
Sitting in the summer kitchen
Yep - it was getting exciting, peeling off the tape.
I was so glad I took dis-assembling photos that were still on my camera. Good reference to put parts back where they needed to be . . . a slower process than taking it apart, for sure.
Fitted with a hand crank
For the moment, I've removed the solid wheel and replaced it with a 9 spoke balance wheel and hand crank. I just love hand cranks. When I get a moment I'll get the electric motor housing repainted pink. Then, if I sell this one--it can be powered by electric or people powered.
My group of friends--we call ourselves "The Kranky People"--we all own original hand crank machines, and we get together about twice a month to work on restoring other vintage and antique machines. We learn, we laugh, we snack. Relaxing and lots of fun.
I think I have some photos on my camera of the Kranky People working on their machines I'll find those photos and update this post.