Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thrifty Thursday-Pedal Petals

A bike has been on my wishlist for a while now.
When we were visiting state parks,
I'd have to rent or borrow one.
Not anymore.  :D

Found this diamond-in-the-rough on Craig's List.

It was promptly taken apart.
No disrespect to the Wolverines,
but this would not be my choice of colors.

Some big tools were needed for the job.

The inner tubes were just fine,
no need to replace them.

The tires were shot.
New tires were in order.

Priming helps the paint stick better and last longer.

Even the rims were due for a new color.

The seat was in decent shape, but Big K cleaned it up a bit.
Time will tell if it agrees with my backside.

Now to daisy-fy it.

Clip-art flowers were printed on cardstock
and cut out with a craft knife.
Blue painter's tape keeps it secure.

Petals are painted with white craft paint.

Yellow centers were filled in with cotton swabs.
Professional?  Far from it.
But it suits me.

There won't be another one like it on the bike trails
or in the neighborhood.

Happy pedaling!

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  1. Score!! And you made it an even bigger score- it looks great. I love it.

  2. How cool!!! Love it, love it!!!

  3. Oh how I LOVE it! A lovely old bike with wonderful character! And you made it ORANGE!!! With FLOWERS! Eeeklilhappydance! Love it!!!!!! You ROCK Daisy!

  4. Jane-Dontcha just love those good deals? ;0)


    Kat-Do some dancin' for me! Thanks, Kat. ;D

  5. LOVE it!!! You did an adorable job!

  6. Looks fabulous!! I have one very similar that my husband scrounged from the dump. I went red with white walls...and had to put a basket on the front. :)

  7. Debbie-Thanks! Come back and see us now...

    BoPeep-I'm looking for the perfect wire basket. Enjoy your bike!

  8. the most cheerful bike I have ever seen. Love it! Thanks for sharing on Repurposed Ideas Weekly!

    1. Thank you for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed it.


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