I have waited quite a while to upcycle this vintage sewing machine table. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, it just took me a while to get to it. Several years ago I purchased some registers that had come from a house built in Ohio in 1831. Two now belong to my daughter and she uses them on the wall by her desk to hold papers. This register is cast iron and probably dates from after the house was built, I believe at one point I found a date of 1890.
It was challenging for me to cut the opening in the table so that the register would fit down into it properly. Because this register had a chip out of the corner, I framed it to cover the chip. While that prevents the extension from closing flat, it can still be partly closed which means that the coffee bar can take up less room if necessary.
I used Dixie Belle paint in Kudzu and Poppy Transfers from redesign by prima. The top has Bombay Mahogany stain by Minwax.\
The sign/cup holder was an old cupboard door, painted in Kudzu, with a Poppy transfer and vinyl cup and lettering, made with my Silhouette machine.