Linda thinks the side compartments look like saddle bags. You will see the covers to these compartments in the "after" photos.
Amazingly the top did NOT have the usual plant pot water rings.
photo enhanced to show the way the finish had left the building. did not look quite this bad in person
The "After" Photos
I have said it before, and I will say it again: Howard's Restor-A-Finish is a miracle worker. I think Linda agrees. Especially after I told her I thought there was too much damage to this finish for Howard's to do the job. I just love being wrong. No, that's not a snarky comment, I really DO love being wrong. It's pretty much the only way I learn things.
So take a look and see if you agree about the Howard's. She also did some sanding, and my only concern now is that the Howard's might not be enough protection for the wood. What do you think about this? Inquiring minds want to know.
It is not easy to see, so use your imagination for this next bit. Each of the saddle bags has a lid that follows the slope of the compartment. But on top of each saddle bad lid is a handle (next to the yellow star in the photo) that is parallel to the top of the machine, so that when the machine is open, the machine cover rests on the saddle bag lid. I just love interesting designs.
Oh My Gosh this is a beautiful machine
I tried to enlarge and photo enhance the bed decal, which looks better in person. She has named him "Griff" after this griffin.
I always love a nice ruler on the front, don't you? She was worried that the Howard's might take this off, but she was careful and it survived.
Eh, voila, the finished product.
Way to go, Linda!