Vintage Bicycle Upcyle

2 Materials
$20
2 Hours
Easy

This old bicycle used to greet customers at my store. When we closed the store, I brought it home. It's been sitting at my outdoor deck stairs for a year. Time for a makeover!

Girlfriend needs a makeover!

This bike has so much sentimental value. I'm going to give her a bright new look and a new parking spot in my yard.

Bye Bye Patina

It was quite painful to cover this beautiful patina with paint. But, you know the old saying...no pain, no gain! Here we go!

Rustoleum to the Rescue!

I found a wonderful selection of Rustoleum spray paints. I selected GRAPE for the body of the bike. I also grabbed some silver, white and black to touch up the spoked, whitewalls, seat and tires.

Prepping for Paint

I didn't have any painter's tape on hand so I used cardboard to block off the wheels and areas of the bike that I didn't want to paint Grape. Two coats covered the frame nicely. Next I moved the cardboard and sprayed the tires and seat.

Plants and succuclents for the baskets!

I have many many succulents and plants around my yard. I attached a basket to the handlebars and one on the rear of the bike. I filled them with beautiful succulents and greens.

C'est Finis!

Isn't she lovely???

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  • Lillyrose Lillyrose on Sep 18, 2021

    What part of the country do you live in to have those succuclents grow so abundantly and so big like the one on the bike?

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