Friday, June 19, 2015

Childhood bicycle

I have a before and after project to share with you all today.

I am fortunate enough to still have my childhood bike that my parents bought me in 1957!!! There are just a few things that have survived and this is one and the other is a bride doll that I got for Christmas in 1958.

I have had my bike sitting in one of my gardens for a few years, everyone had suggested leaving it the original but it was rusting so badly.

It took one day to sand (and I mean SAND) all the rust off that I could manage. I bought spray paint in the original colors of my bicycle which were light gray and pink.

Everything is original.  The only thing that is new is the tassels I purchased on the internet. The tires are flat but I don't intend to actually ride it.

The seat is in really bad shape so for now I just covered it with pink packing tape.

My bicycle sits in my Wizard of Oz garden and TOTO is sitting in the basket.

I found this little black ironstone Scottie years ago.

This is my bicycle before I did anything to it.

She will winter in the garden shed as to keep it from any further weather damage. I sprayed it with a sealer after painting also.

Linking with Beverly for PINK SATURDAY



LV said...

Ann, you did the right thing in keeping this bike. It has so many memories for you. I have my son's red wagon from the 50' as well. It is not in the best condition. Roubt I could get parts for it.

Sarah said...

She looks great! I think it's so special that you have your childhood bicycle. Must bring back lots of happy memories.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Jeannie Marie said...

What a sweet little bike to have, especially with all the memories! I love how you restored it.

Dana of The Stone Rabbit said...

How lucky you are to still have your bike!!!! You really spiffed it up......LOVE your makeover!! The little wire basket is darling, too, along with the fringe and the duct tape seat!! I am a real duct tape fan myself!!

Have a great PS!!


RobinfromCA said...

What a great idea and how lucky you are to still have your own bicycle! The makeover is perfect and such a cheerful addition to your garden!
Have a lovely weekend,

Kelley said...

Whoa! What a way to keep 'er pretty and sweet! Great job!


Black Jack's Carol said...

I love that you treasure your childhood bicycle and found a beautiful way to integrate it into your adult life.

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