Old Typewriter

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Daisy's room | 29 comments

We continue with the projects for Daisy’s room.

And, I continue to craft and blog on the run!

As I type, I am sitting on the sidelines of a basketball practice!

My 2 older girls are out there playing.

They are pretty good athletes. . . they do not get their athletic skills from me.

I am more of a sewing machine, glue gun, paint kind of gal.

But, I sure do enjoy watching them!

If there are any typos – please excuse them, I am still keeping up with this game!

Here is the project of the day.

(that I actually got to complete at the house because swim lessons were cancelled due to rain!)

My mother-in-law gave me this typewriter a few years ago.

I just love it, but I never knew what to do with it?

Until, Daisy wanted to redo her room with a vintage feel!

So, thanks Andy for the typewriter!

In our quest for “vintage – yet – cute,” we decided that we needed to embellish it a bit!

Here is what we started with.

We added some wire to hold pictures.

Just a little twist of the wire to hold the photos!

Next came the tiny banner.

I cut the triangles out of drop cloth.

(Sure am glad that I saved my scraps!)

Luckily, we had the typewriter font rubber stamps.

I glued it up with craft glue onto some pom-pom yarn.

Added a few pictures and ribbon.

And, here she is.

This will go in Daisy’s room, but for the sake of the pictures, I put it in my foyer.

Aren’t they just the cutest things?!

I am not sure about this brand?

It says “Super-Speed.”

It should say “Super-Heavy!”

Have you ever lifted one of these things?!

I bet it weighs 35 pounds!

It looks pretty cute here in my foyer. . .

Maybe I should be on the lookout for another one?!

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Life to the full to you today!

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  1. KA-UUUTE!!

    We bought our son an old working typewriter several years ago for Christmas. He likes to write fiction and wanted the ambience of the clickty-clack as he wrote.

    Your girls are so pretty! LC

  2. I love it, Melissa! That little banner is adorable and I love that you used typewriter font stamps on it. It’s a good size for your daughter’s room as it doesn’t take up a lot of space. I’ve seen typewriters off and on at antique marts, sometimes they are too much money, but I’d like to get one for my daughter for when she puts together her little office area at her house. She’s a wanna-be writer and I think this would be a perfect piece for her.

  3. This is so adorable … i love it !

  4. The typewriter makeover looks so sweet. How fun that Daisy wants vintage. πŸ™‚
    sweet pictures of the girls. Yay for multitasking at the bb practice!

  5. This is such a clever idea!! Love the little banner and the photos!! I am sure she loves it! thank you for sharing with us at Uncommon! πŸ˜‰ Bonnie

  6. Your typewriter is wonderful! And those photos….so cute!
    I have a similar one from my husband’s grandfather and I love it too.
    Great project! I’ll continue visiting your blog.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  7. such a great idea!!! love this. πŸ™‚ I’d love to find one for our entry (I’ve sold the only 2 I’ve ever found! πŸ™ )
    thanks for sharing!

  8. I saw an antique typewriter on craigslist a while back, and this makes me want to go hunt it down. SO CUTE!!! Great job- I never would have thought to mix the cute with the vintage, and you did it so well! Just darling πŸ™‚

  9. How sweet. You did a great job. Love the banner and pics.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  10. Thankful to Funky Junk Interiors for introducing me to you! LOVE your stuff! πŸ™‚

  11. Sweet typewriter and such a cute little bunting! Blessings ~ Judy

  12. Oh, what a wonderful old typewriter! I love the way you have embellished it. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House Party.

  13. You fixed that Super Speed up so it’s super cute! What a great idea and execution.

  14. I love old typewriters! And I love the way you had fun with this one!

  15. I love old typewriters and you certainly cutesied this one up! Very clever! Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

  16. We just bought an old typewriter like yours at a yard sale, and you’ve inspired me to take it up a notch! I was just going to leave it plain, but I like the way yours looks much better. Thanks for sharing!

  17. ha ha ha I think that I typed a composition in the 3rd grade on a typewriter like this πŸ™‚

    I recently visited an antique toy store and posted a story about the fact that when you go to places like that at my age ( 54) you discover that You Are Vintage / Antique for sure

    ( the grey hairs, drooping eyelids etc might not QUITE get the signal across but seeing old toys that you used to have at a small fortune in an antique shop really do, lol! πŸ™‚

    I love what you did with this / you are so creative!

  18. This is so so cute. I love it. What fun photos too! Thanks as always for joining my newbie party.

  19. Oh, please stop posting such awesomeness! Now I want an old typewriter!!! I saw one at our peddler’s mall for $40, and just may have to go back and grab it! Absolute perfection!

  20. Very Cute!
    I like the little banner. So ‘creative’.


  21. Featured you this morning! Thanks so much for joining us!

  22. I love it and I love the embellishment. You would never believe the million miles of words that I have typed on one of these. Then I am older than dirt, so I guess you would. Thanks for sharing at TTT. Hugs, Marty

  23. Cute…and I love the typewriter font stamps…I need to find those!

  24. This is so adorable. Never in a million years would I think to display a vintage typewrite like this. I am inspired, I have an old typewriter, and I can’t figure out what to do with it! Thanks for sharing!

  25. How adorable love what ou did to the typewriter came over from Elizabeth & Co

  26. Thanks so much for sharing this creative post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I have an old typewriter too and love it. Cute idea with the little banner on it.


  27. This makes me so wish I still had the old typewriter in our family when I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s. I have no idea what happened to it. πŸ™ Love what you did with this one! Love the little bunting! You are one creative woman! – Karen

  28. Super cute! I like your little extra special touches!

    • I was so glad that my mother-in-law gave this to us!


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