PAINTING FLOWERS & IVY ON CHRISTA'S BICYCLE BASKETChrista loves riding her bicycle at the beach.
She had an old brown wicker bicycle basket and asked if I would paint it for her.
She asked for flowers and told me the colors that she loves.
So, I hand painted two really good coats of this greenie blue paint.
I think she said she has a silver bicycle and a yellow one, so I tried to paint colors that would go with either.
This first picture is the front, when I started painting.
The second picture is the back. I painted ivy all the way around the basket.
When she and (wonderful little) Cody came to pick it up, she was very happy.
I love the colors and I always love painting flowers.
Because (I think) she's leaving it at her beach house, I suggested that she keep it protected from the weather when she's not riding her bicycle.
Wicker is a booger to paint because you have to get as far down inside the weave as possible and you still will not be able to get paint all the way into every crevice.
Even though I sealed it really well, water could penetrate the parts that aren't painted and the basket would eventually fall apart.
So nice of Christa to send me a picture of the basket on her bike.
Thank you, Christa!