24 June 2010

Bike Makeover

So here's one of the projects I've been working on lately....cuz I have about 100 of them....

my bike makeover....you can see my inspiration bike here....Now....for some reason....the bike doesn't seem as cute in photos as it does in person....but in person....I think she turned out pretty cute....don't blame her for not looking her best....it's just that a complete novice photographer (that would be me) is taking her picture.

So here's her before photo....the brown did nothing for her....it just made her look dull and drab....


but a quick run through a spray can and she looks 10 years younger...don't ya think? (oh...please don't mind the ugly brass light by the door....right after this photo was taken....hubby changed it to our new black carriage lights....looks so much better now.)

Hubby says it looks like the Wicked Witch of the West's bike....kinda does...doesn't it....now I just need a little Toto to fill the basket....hmmm....do you think a little chicken would do?


42 comments:

  1. She is pretty darn cute, if you ask me! Now...does she get a name, too?? And I think a chicken named Toto in the basket is sooo fitting. In writing that all sounds a little weird, but in our world it all makes sense. Right? Please tell me it does.

    You did a great job! Love it.

    ~mary~

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  2. She is perfect in everyway!!!! I adore her colour...happy trails my sweet friend. xoxo

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  3. she looks just devine...love her new basket!!

    xoxo's nancy

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  4. I love it! I am determined to get a bike for myself this summer, and then I am determined to actually ride it!
    Love you blog as well.
    Liz
    http://mylovelylittlelulu.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love it... I just recently purchased a 7 gear cruiser and it is black too :) Have a wonderful week, and I say yes to the chicken :):)

    Smiles and Blessings,
    Sheila

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  6. Pretty cute! I've been looking for a bike for the shop. Haven't found just the right one yet. Love the basket of flowers too!
    Laurie

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  7. love it!!!! Or course I dare you to put a chicken in it and take a picture

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  8. I think your bike looks really good! The only time I tried to paint a bike was in grade school - I bought my bike at a garage sale for $5. It was purple with the big handlebars and banana seat. One day I thought I'd change it to yellow. Didn't work too well seeing that I used flat wall paint. I had to spend the afternoon scraping it all off and I had some angry parents.

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  9. i think it looks great! Love the basket with flowers, very cute...
    Great Job!

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  10. Oh i love her... I agree with Mary, she needs a name :)

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  11. your bike is lovely...any vintage loving girl would be proud to ride upon her...i love the basket, that is too cute...and your pictures are great!!!

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  12. Your bike turned out so cute, love the basket filled with flowers (;

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  13. Very cute, Andrea! The little basket definitely pulls at this decorating heart.

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  14. Oh, your bike looks wonderful! I saw a couple of bikes last week stored on the third floor of my Dad's barn and asked my husband to get one for me the next time he's there. I already bought the perfect basket. {I think it's just like yours!} I L.O.V.E the top photo! SO inspiring!
    Maybe I can talk him into getting it as soon as he gets home! :)
    Blessings!

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  15. How about some ruby red slippers sitting nearby?

    - Teresa

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  16. What a charming project! LOVE it. <3

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  17. a sweet chick would fill the basket so perfectly!

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  18. one of your chicks in the basket would be perfect! I love her makeover and think she looks great!!!

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  19. Wow, that's super cute. I love the color and the basket but I'm thinking it's more like the Wicked Witch's perky younger sister's bike. :)

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  20. Oh I just LOVE it!!! Have a great weekend!!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  21. That is such a cute (and unique!) makeover! I love the black on it with the basket of flowers. Take care! ~lara

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  22. Hi Andrea,
    I love the bike makeover. It's really cute. Maybe you need a little toto dog for the basket.
    Have a great weekend,
    Rosemary

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  23. Lovely,just plain lovely!!! x0

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  24. Hi Andrea,

    I love the makeover you gave your bike ~ the basket and flowers looks great.
    I wonder if you are going for a bike ride this weekend?
    Love the sweet photo of your chicks in the sidebar.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  25. Your bike makeover is fantastic, Andrea. It looks perfect propped up against the wall there in all its glory.

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  26. she looks lovely, you did a great job! enjoy the weekend! susan

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  27. A bike to ride and decorate with too, doing double-duty ... Wishing you a summer of wonderful bike rides!

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  28. What a beautiful makeover. Every girl should be so lucky. Love the basket of flowers!

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  29. she is entirely too cute!
    with or without a toto
    or a chickie
    :)

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  30. she couldn't be any cuter in person!
    she's so darn cute in pictures.

    enjoy her!

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  31. My red bike, Carl, would like to go out with your bike. He's a Schwinn with a big basket.

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  32. Hey there,just a quick note on my way to work,do you think you will get any more of those rugs in...you know the one I mean...if you do can you let me know!? Thanks,have a great day! x0

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  33. Andrea, She looks great after her makeover! I love the flower basket. A chick would be a cute addition, but not for the long run...Sweet!
    Sherry

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  34. She looks wonderful! There's still so many miles left in her, I hope you enjoy all the rides.xo Lidy

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  35. just wanted you to know my transcript arrived & it's beautiful. the wrapping was such a sweet extra touch and so lovely.

    i must tell you this & i'm sure you'll get a laugh.
    when i opened it i thought to myself , oh andrea forgot the other 8 transcripts. i'll just go drop her a quick email.
    yeah right
    dorko me
    not 9 transcripts silly me.

    you're thinking , dang woman, were you thinking you won the lottery?

    regardless, its lovely!
    thank you xo

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  36. I love it! Makes me want to go get a bike. The basket and the flowers add the perfect touch. I have a Toto that would fit perfectly.

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  37. Andrea,

    You've done it again, she looks perfect. The chicken is a must! Enjoy riding her this summer, if all else fails she looks great in front of the house!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  38. TGFSP~(thank goodness for spray paint!) It saves another castoff yest again!
    It really looks amazing. Great job!
    Beth

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