Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bicycle Makeover

I had bought this so long ago I had forgotten I even had it. I came across it looking for something else, got sidetracked painting up the bike that I now can't remember what it was I was looking for in the first place!!! But I thought the Maison de Livre would like a little old basketed bicycle leaning up against it's walls but there's way too much black! I just used a fine gesso on areas I would want to paint. Painted it in washes of lavender n soft blue. The leather looking seat it just made from heavy paper glued over and I squished it in around the edges like old leather would do. I glued two spiral like jewelry findings under the seat to be springs. I didn't get a photo of that. A basket on the front. Timber board on the back with a wicker case on it. All good to go. It was a lot of fun to do. Think I might have to get another one or two to do.


  1. Looks very good, and a very familiar story to get sidetracked by something you found looking for something else! It happens to me as well.
    Miniature greetings

  2. Toll geworden.

    Hugs from Germany

    PuNo / Monika

  3. Love the bike and especially the baskets!

  4. Great bike; wonderful job!
    Just love your new header at the top and your blog and your minis!
    Gail Cason
    The Little House

  5. Me encantan esas bicicletas y las canastas son preciosas.
    besitos ascension

  6. You just reminded me that I have a white bicycle somewhere... wonder where I put it? I get sidetracked all the time! My excuse for not finishing anything! :D
    Love the baskets you made for yours. Very nice!

  7. It looks wonderful, I bought a bicycle too recently but haven't touched it yet - if it turns out halfway as good as yours I'd be delighted :) Yours looks so wonderful because it's so nicely 'accessorised'.

  8. The baskets on the bike are fantastic.
    Bye Faby

  9. Hello,

    A few wonderful and delicate works.
    I have just received my first purchase and already I have done the second one.

    Thank you for so many beauty.
    A greeting,



  10. Hola! tu blog me ha gustado mucho!

    tus trabajos son muy buenos y hermosos...


  11. Beautiful bike, Cheers and kisses in your heart.

  12. I nearly bought a white wire bicycle at the recent mini fair as I fancy one standing out the front of my Petit Parterre eventually, filled with flowers ready for delivey. Yours looks so realistic after your work, I am inspired!