One day when I was looking for house ideas on line, I saw this…
The upstairs bathroom at the new house is just off the quilting room so why not use a treadle for a sink?? Bathroom vanity’s are VERY expensive so my thrifty self and my quilting self are telling me, go with a treadle for a vanity. Besides, I have that Hubby of mine who is getting quite good at woodworking…he could do this.
I showed Hubby and he was on board…but could we find a reasonably prices treadle…NO.
Well last week when I visited the Muscatine Quilt Guild, I stopped at the antique store in Monticello. The over there said it was funny that I mentioned anything about a treadle as there was just a lady in that very day that wanted to sell hers for $35. He said he call her and talk to her as he wasn’t interested in it for the shop.
A couple hours later he called and gave me the ladies number. I called her and made arrangements to pick it up the following day. I bought it sight unseen. I figured if the base was good, we’d at least be okay with the $35 price.
Well…here she is. A little road weary. I could see right away that I didn’t think we could use the top. The missing knob I could handle…The top Hubby could redo..but there is a missing piece of board along the middle of the right side.
The chips in the veneer. I couldn’t handle as a bathroom vanity. Water will more easily leak into there and it will be ruined before I know it.
The mechanism that keeps the head up doesn’t work.
Was the machine salvageable??…I’m not really interested in trying. It’s a Franklin and is pretty dusty and dirty. If I didn’t already have a treadle I might give it a try but…I don’t actually need another head.
So in the end, it looks like we just got a treadle stand and six drawers….so I’m still on the hunt for a treadle. At least I think I am…we’ll see. I’ll probably change my mind.
Part of me just doesn’t want to ruin a good treadle…I’m still thinking. I’ll keep looking and maybe I’ll find a bathroom sink I like better.