Monday, March 31, 2014

PAINTING FLOWERS & IVY ON CHRISTA'S BICYCLE BASKET

PAINTING FLOWERS & IVY ON CHRISTA'S BICYCLE BASKET

Christa 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.
CODY...remember Cody?
So nice of Christa to send me a picture of the basket on her bike.
Thank you, Christa!

35 comments:

  1. Pretty! You are such a talented painter!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  2. That basket is the cutest. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  3. I wonder of Cody gets to ride in that lovely basket? Love the design and the colors you used.

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    1. I know!! I was wondering that, too. Wouldn't he be cute in that basket!! Thank you, it was fun to paint.

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  4. Cute basket...and cute Cody! Love the flowers. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Blessings,
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks! Cody is the best and has the cutest personality. While I was working at their house, he was obsessed with my socks. It was really funny.

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  5. What a beautiful painting on the bike basket........Christa will be the envoy of all bike riders.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you! I do love the colors and am happy with the way it turned out. It's not easy to paint on wicker, though. You just have to do it and go with it!

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  6. What a fun thing to do and just in time for the good weather. I have one I painted pink but think some roses and lettering is in order now. Cody is a Cutie!
    Hugs,, Lynnie

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    1. The pink and roses sound really beautiful!! And, Cody is the CUTEST!! He was so much fun while I was working at their house.

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  7. I love the flowers its makes it feel like spring thanks for sharing visiting from thrifty groove have a great day.

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  8. Oh, to be so talented...very pretty!

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  9. you did a gorgeous job painting the basket. it is exceptional! happy pink saturday! xo

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    1. Thank you! I love to paint flowers and love that Christa let me use those colors.

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  10. Happy Pink Saturday, Lynda. I am so glad you joined us this weekend, and I hope you will come back often. I appreciate you making Pink Saturdays special.

    I know she loved this gorgeous basket. The colors and style are so pretty. Great job!

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  11. So very beautiful Lynda!!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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  12. Oh she will be the belle of the beach! Great job Lynda. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks! I hope she will send a picture of Cody sitting in the basket.

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  13. Love your painted Bicycle Basket. I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Thank you so much! I love that Christa asked me to paint it for her. I do love the colors.

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  14. I would love to have this bike basket - it 's beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. I love the shape of it. She can easily bring fried chicken or groceries home in it.

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  15. That is really lovely Lynda. It's amazing what a new paint job can do :)
    Thanks for linking up this week at Shabbilicious Friday

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  16. Stunning Lynda - wow you do beautiful work!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you!! and, thank you for featuring my work. I'll be there!

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  17. Lynda, I will be featuring your pretty bicycle basket at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party this weekend.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Hi Marie, Thank you so much for featuring my artwork. I tried to leave a comment, but couldn't get the comments to open. But,THANK YOU!!

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