Monday, February 19, 2018

Project News and Vintage Hollywood Schwinn Bike


This piece is done! Well you are still seeing the before picture here. 

It has been a rainy and fog filled day.  So every time I tried to get a good picture of this piece finished it came out very grainy. 

 I need a sunny day and I will show you how sweet the re love came out on this piece and reveal what it is.

 I promise!!  Hopefully soon!


In the meantime while I was on my lucky resale site I found this beautiful vintage Schwinn Bike.

It is the Hollywood Edition.  Not sure what that means but I just love it's cuteness.

Here are some of my garden bikes from our past Junk Chic Cottage homes.  







I have really missed having a  garden bike fixed up cute in with my garden flowers.
I think this one I found today on my favorite resale site for $25 is going to clean up nicely. Maybe just maybe some paint and some beautiful flowers I think I will have a nice addition to my summer garden this year.

I guess from what the seller told me this bike is still rideable too.  Hope nobody rides away with her after I give her some love and flowers this summer out in the garden!

I promise the reveal of the new piece is coming soon.  Just wish me some sun filled days and I can click off some final pictures.

Have a great new week.
Hugs,
Kris

39 comments:

  1. I love your cute bike gardens. I'm sure this new one will be just as nice!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think I need a garden bike too! That's just so adorable and I've always loved seeing yours.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Kris, I have always loved your garden bikes. I love the one in the house too. So cute. I have a kids' bike, I really should get it ready for summer. I think it could be so cute on the porch. Today was miserable. To bad it's raining while it's warm....would it be nice to open the windows? Blessings to you, xoxo,love , Susie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your bikes are adorable Kris. When I had a shop space I had an old peachy-pink bike from the 40's hanging on the wall, I got alot of comments because of it. 25 is such a great price, love the blue/white combo. You'll have it spiffed up with oodles of flowers covering it. I've never seen anyone grown petunias like you!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cute bike!! Looking forward to seeing your finished project.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a great find!!! I can just see it all cleaned up with a basket of blooming flowers!!!! Can't wait for some sunshine so I can see pics of your finished project :o)
    ~Des

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love your new bike, looks terrific. I can hardly wait to see how you decorate her.

    Wishing you sunny, warm days. I think we are having your weather here. It's cold.

    Hugs,
    Mary

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great old bike!!! It will be adorable all fixed up and stuffed with flowers. lol Come on sun!!!! xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  9. The bike is fabulous and I cant wait to see the other piece you have transformed!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Super cute bike Kris - I know it's going to be a star in your garden. Jane

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hahaha....MAYBE you'll add some paint?? It'll be super cute in your yard.
    80° for us today, but I'm so sore from being out in the garden yesterday, I might have to take the day off. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lindas bicicletas, tenho uma vou pintar também. obrigada pela linda inspiração.
    Tenha um ótimo dia.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the idea of a "bike garden!"
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Kris, I love your bike. I have one too that I still ride around. It's adorable with the basket on the front. I'm a sucker for vintage wire baskets! Have a great week. Hope the sun comes out soon. Milena

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love your new bike, especially the basket on the front. I always enjoy seeing your gardens and this will be a great addition. Although it supposed to be warm here this week, it is also supposed to be grey and gloomy. So looking forward to those bright spring days!

    ReplyDelete
  16. The bike garden is a signature of yours...love what you do with them. It will be all spiffed up by the time to plant flowers. Hope the sun shines so you can get a picture of your new re-loved piece. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  17. ooooooh......love it and the colors! Don't paint :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Good Morning Kris
    Can't wait to see your new piece you worked on. I just love love love the bike. You are so lucky to have found that. I cant' wait to see what you do with it. Will you paint it? will it go out front? back? inside? Can't wait
    have the best day Kris
    deezie

    ReplyDelete
  19. It's great that you found such a pretty bike for such a good price, Kris! It will look wonderful in your garden. Have fun styling it!
    xo Julia

    ReplyDelete
  20. Isn't this weather the pits? Well, I DO like that it's 55 degrees though! I have my windows open and it actually kind of smells like spring. :-) I actually still have my Schwinn bike from childhood. My first real bike I got when I was 8 years old, so it's from 1970. I do use it in my garden every year now and put flowers in the basket, though I haven't dared to paint the bike since it has such sentimental value to me.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Such a pretty bike and a bonus, it is still rideable. Love what you did with the other sweet bikes. A great addition indeed. makes me want to find one....xo

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love the bike...brings back memories! Looking forward to that reveal!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I'm curious what happened to all the other bikes? I always loved them in your gardens, and I can't wait to see what you do this summer in your new garden! You missed a whole season last year, I'm sure you have loads of plans for this year!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love looking at bikes used as flower planters. I have one in front of the barn and it is a joy in the summer. I could look at pictures of these all day . . . so pretty and they add so much charm to a little garden space. Great post!!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love the bike Kris. It will be a great addition to your garden no matter what you do with it. Just keep close tabs on it so it won't get stolen. Don't know how it is where you are but around here they will come right into your yard and steal anything they can get their hands on. Wishing you lots of sunny days..xxoJudy

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm there with on the sun. The cloudy days were on my last nerve. Looks like we have more ahead too. I can't wait to see your bike in it's spring and summer glory

    Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  27. Ooo, I love that bicycle! And I can't wait to see your relove piece! We're having grey, cloudy days too. Just hoping we get some decent rain out of them!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

    ReplyDelete
  28. That is adorable. I would love to find a vintage bike. I can't wait to see it all painted.

    ReplyDelete
  29. You are the only person who I know who has ever used a bike in their garden decor, and I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  30. What have you done with all the earlier bikes? Surely you didn't leave them with the new owners when you moved? If you ever decide to sell one, I'd sure be interested. I love all your makeovers!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Glenda,
      I sold or gave the other bikes from the past away when we moved into the townhouse. I did not think I could have put them up in the space I had there. I wish I would have kept them. Just no place to store them. So I was happy to find this one pretty cheap to fix up this Spring. Go on the offer up sites and Craig's list and see what you can find.
      Have a great week.
      Kris

      Delete
    2. Thanks my creative friend. I'll do that. I don't have your talent but I'll bet I could get my handyman to do some spray painting for me. I'll let you know if I come up with something.

      Delete
  31. I do love that bike! If definitely has to have some flowers planted in the basket! You’ve had some really cute ones in the past. We’ve been having that gray and gloomy kind of weather too. The sun did make it out for a few hours today though. It was pretty warm for us (57) but tomorrow we’re heading back to the colder temps.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love what you have done with your past bikes. Did you have to leave them at your other cottages? I am looking forward to seeing what color you will paint this one. :-) And what flowers will be decorating it.
    Love, Carla

    ReplyDelete
  33. DON'T PAINT IT! Leave it as is; it's perfectly chippy white with that blue? KEEP IT!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I have loved and been inspired by your past garden bicycles. Can't wait to see this one planted in your garden. I found a retro inspired pin Schwinn a few years ago. Put her in my junque chic cottage garden last spring. Never got her planted up, but found a basket that had a previous life as a walker basket to alter and hang on her handle bars. My hubby thought my pink bike was the perfect addition to our back yard garden space. I plan on planting some real flowers in her basket this year, but for now she had faux ivy found at the thrift store for less than $5 "growing" from her basket. Hope you get some sunny days soon. The overcast days are hard to handle for the mood as well as not good for your pictures. Dreaming of spring here!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Very cute! I've never had one for myself but it's definitely been something I've always had an eye out for. They usually are just too expensive, even the ones in really bad shape. You scored big on this one!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love seeing all your garden bikes and this one is certainly a keeper. I can picture how pretty she'll be with flowers and sunshine. :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. Your bikes garden are fabulous. I can't wait to see the new project
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete