50s Bike Turned Into a Priceless Credenza!


When I bought my vintage bike years ago, I knew it was extra special... But having moved and downsized, she needed to find a home where she didn't collect dust. When no one wanted to buy her, my vision of making a credenza was born!
50s bike turned into a priceless credenza, diy, living room ideas, repurposing upcycling
We used a rustic room divider that I no longer used.
50s bike turned into a priceless credenza, diy, living room ideas, repurposing upcycling
My husband was the best at recreating my vision and he installed brackets to secure the wood to the wall (I wanted it to appear as though the table was being held up by the bike)
50s bike turned into a priceless credenza, diy, living room ideas, repurposing upcycling
And the finished look was more than I could ever have expected!
50s bike turned into a priceless credenza, diy, living room ideas, repurposing upcycling
(Of course it needed the handles for extra affect... So my husband drilled a hole at a slant and in they went!)
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2 questions
  • Helen Murray
    on Feb 1, 2018

    Why not use the seat also?

    • Mary L. Sutherland
      on Oct 18, 2018

      I think the seat may be there. Just acting as a support under the shelf. I'm almost willing to bet that if they took a picture from a lower angle ,or from a little further out at the height of the shelf, you'd probably see it there.

  • Max10086706
    on Mar 22, 2018

    How did you attach the handlebars to the shelf?

    • Mary L. Sutherland
      on Oct 18, 2018

      It says in the article that her husband drilled a hole in the top shelf at an angle for the mounting post to fit thru and reattach to the bike.

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  • Helen
    on Jul 6, 2018

     I love this idea. I am trying to think where I could put one like it

  • Jina
    on Oct 13, 2018

    It’s fabulous!

    i use bicycles with or without handlebar baskets in my garden for fun yard art. One is near my hose reel and faucet and holds assorted sprinklers and hose end sprayers.

    Even a more modern bike looks fabulous once it’s spray painted a solid color.

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