Sweetest Bike Makeover

Contributer post by Andrea of Hula Seventy
When my friend Cori Kindred dropped by last week to show me her 'new' bike, I just about died. From cuteness, I mean. Because look at it. Sweetest little bicycle DIY makeover! Probably ever.



Super cute (and clever) makeovers are not new to Cori-- if you've not yet seen her altered Polaroid SX-70 camera, take a look here. Seriously stylish. Hard to improve upon the perfection that is the SX-70 camera but somehow Cori managed to do just that.



No surprise then, that she was able to transform her bike into complete and total cuteness. I am in love with the details.



At first glance, it looked as if the bike had been painted on but upon closer inspection, I realized she'd covered it with fabric! Genius.



And that basket! An estate sale find with a little green trim added. Love.



Check out the complete DIY details on Cori's blog here and prepare to be inspired, friends.

Jan Halvarson

7 comments:

Nicole Underwood Gonzalez said...

that is the COOLEST bike paint job I have ever seen!!

second storie said...

who would have thought to cover a bike in fabric? Love it. Favorite thing is definitely the poms around the basket!

Ellie said...

THIS IS FABULOUS! What a great idea!! Got me thinking - what about using contact paper? Like the sticky kind for lining drawers - bet it would be easy to clean too! Neat post! Thanks for sharing!

<3 Ellie (lovelie)

becka said...

Oh I love it! Such a clever gal that one!

WhenSheWasGood said...

SO SWEET!!!! Ummm, I definitely see a bike makeover in my future. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lady Grey said...

wow that's incredible! Look at the detail!

Tammy said...

Ooh! I did something similar a few years back with my bike, only I used stretchy turquoise sequinned ribbon from Dressew to wrap the frame. It cost *maybe* $5 and at the end I had the sparkliest bike on the east side!