I thought painting this vintage bike would be a ton of work, but I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was!
I bought this bike to use at the Polka Dot Flea...of course I had plans to spruce it up.
I think it will be perfect leaning up against the front railing greeting shoppers as they arrive.
Of course I had to paint it, and what would one of my projects be if I didn't add flowers?!
Since I wanted the bike to have a little contrast I covered the seat, handle bars and pedals so they would remain black.
Then spray painted it using two cans of Krylons "Catalina Mist"...Oh, I love that color! I sprayed the top then turned it upside down and spun the tires as I sprayed.
I used zip ties to attach a basket and added faux, and real flowers (from my garden).
I made the sign by using the EZ tracer; you can see the method HERE.
It looks ok from far away, but look close.....
Goodness a second grader has better decorative painting skills than I do...good thing I'm crafting in the age of "shabby is cool"...lol!
OK, I know the weather is still crummy for so many of you, but I couldn't resist showing you the flowers that are blooming here in Orlando...my bougainvillea is going crazy!
So there you have it...Painting a Vintage Bike 101...
This would look so cute in a vintage shop or garden...it really is an easy project!
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OMG the Polka Dot Flea is just over 2 months away!