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Repurposed Garden Bike

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For the last few years I have been eyeing this old bike the previous owners left behind as garden art. It was a cute bike but she had glued massive fake flowers on both the seat and inside the adorable little wooden flower box.
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I of course removed the fake flowers the minute we moved in and even found a small wasp nest inside the flower box. The bike has been sitting against the fence for a few years now empty.
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After seeing so many cute one's on Pinterest and various garden blogs I knew I had to pizazz mine up. I know some like the natural, rusted look of the bikes for their gardens but in my world I love bright colors and turning it into art.
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I pride myself on creating a one of a kind from something everyone has which means... some paint in a pretty color and a touch of acrylic. This was a simple process.
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I washed the bike down with water and then sprayed it with a bright red spray paint. I did the tires as well.
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I painted a bohemian flower vine with acrylics on the bike in pops of yellows, greens, and pinks.
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I watered down some white acrylic paint and painted the wooden box and added Welcome to the front with black acrylic paint as well. I then sprayed it down really good with the finishing spray to protect it.
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I have several acrylic painted objects in my yard that have
held up nicely in this Wyoming weather after coating them with finishing spray.
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I wanted something fun and bohemian yet simple. : )
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  • Mysugarcreekcottage
    Mysugarcreekcottage Boggstown, IN

    Kim, what type of finishing spray are you using for your acrylics if I may ask?

    • Kimberly Noelle
      Kimberly Noelle Cheyenne, WY

      @Mysugarcreekcottage I use different kinds but most of the time I use Krylons Acrylic Crystal Clear spray.

  • Vickie Miles
    Vickie Miles Yorktown, VA

    Love everything about this! The colors, the flowers!! SO stinkin' cute!!

  • Brenda Benner

    My "yard bike" looks worse that yours before you painted it. What a great idea. I'm doing this next year!!! That red will POP in my yard. I think I'll stencil some designs on it too.... Thanks!

  • Sherrybs

    Love it!!!!!

  • Lynnel
    Lynnel Jacksonville, FL

    Really, really like it.

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