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Repurposed Garden Bike

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.
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.
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.
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.
I washed the bike down with water and then sprayed it with a bright red spray paint. I did the tires as well.
I painted a bohemian flower vine with acrylics on the bike in pops of yellows, greens, and pinks.
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.
I have several acrylic painted objects in my yard that have
held up nicely in this Wyoming weather after coating them with finishing spray.
I wanted something fun and bohemian yet simple. : )
You can see more on the blog.

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Ask the creator about this project

  • Grainne
    Grainne Milford, PA
    on Jun 25, 2015

    Going to do this to my old bike. Ohhhh, I have an old push/roll lawn mower. The possibilities!!!!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 25, 2015

    Oh em gee! Love!

  • Kathy Cummings Huffman
    Kathy Cummings Huffman Harlowton, MT
    on Jun 25, 2015

    What a huge improvement! Love it!

  • Robin Cutrer
    Robin Cutrer Franklinton, LA
    on Jun 25, 2015

    Very nice

  • Jill F
    Jill F Covington, OH
    on Jun 26, 2015

    That is so cute!

  • Gail Sisson
    Gail Sisson New Zealand
    on Jun 26, 2015

    wow you have done a great job now all i need is a bigger front yard. Fantastic painting and i just love the flowers painted on the bike.

  • Mysugarcreekcottage
    Mysugarcreekcottage Boggstown, IN
    on Jun 26, 2015

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

    • Kimberly Noelle
      Kimberly Noelle Cheyenne, WY
      on Jun 26, 2015

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

  • Vickie Miles
    Vickie Miles Yorktown, VA
    on Jun 26, 2015

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

  • Brenda Benner
    Brenda Benner Albrightsville, PA
    on Jul 6, 2017

    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
    on Jul 6, 2017

    Love it!!!!!

  • Lynnel
    Lynnel Jacksonville, FL
    on Jul 7, 2017

    Really, really like it.

  • Chey
    Chey Santa Fe, NM
    on Aug 25, 2017

    That is so very beautiful! Great job and very creative . Love it! :)

  • Theduke1234
    on Feb 5, 2018

    This is so cute and welcoming!! The flowers stand proud....

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