Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Isn't that what kids say?
Bike Me?
Bike Me Baby!
I got my bike painted!

Remember this?
The psychedelic shirt?
Y'all laughed 
at that shirt, didn't you?
Little did you know
that I was going to 
paint my bike 
crazy colors....
Cool huh?

Now, remember....
I started with 
I couldn't get the three
speed stuff off so I had
to cut it with wire cutters.
MyHero's last words this morning?
You aren't gonna paint that bike
PINK, are you?
I don't want a PINK bike 
in front of the house!
My reply?
Hmmm...Not 'xactly..
Lucy & Ricky?
Gonna have some 
'splaning to do~

So...being a good girl..Pffffttt..
I painted her white.
Seat close up-painted white-first coat.
Crazy color polka dots...
Now comes the FUN part...
Spray painting OVER the dots!
Now..see...don't you think
this is a good compromise?
Not 'xactly PINK.
Not 'xactly white!
Can you see the polka dots on
the fenders?
Sorry...not very good picture there.

It is the softest pink imaginable.
Ballet Pink by Krylon..
Such a soft pink it is 
Almost White.

Where did my inspiration
come from?
She MADE me do it!
She wanted it to match
Papa won't complain
about the color 
cuz he kinda likes

I found this for the 
back carrier.
Spray painted to match, of course.
Shoot!  I didn't get a picture of it.
It's painted pink AND white!

I stuck some plants in her
so you could see her 
I have to DO UP the front carrier yet~
But, so far...
 I am loving it.
And look what else it matches..
own little watering can.
Is that the cutest 
watering can
you ever saw?

So...those who guessed 
white were right..
Those that guessed 
pink were right...
and those that begged 
me to paint it green
are plumb outta luck.
Jettie, you can quit 
carrying on's pink
and I am NOT painting it again.

your photo name


Kim K. said...

Those polka dots add the perfect touch. Very sweet. Looks like a strong line of storms is heading across the big lake to MI. Good thing you were able to sneak in some painting yesterday.

Janet said...


Great job. I like the new look. :)

Nana's happy. Papa's happy and SweetCheek's is happy too.

Have a wonderful day.

Take care, Janet W

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! Great post, Diana! I love it! Love the polka dots. Let us know how it goes when you explain to Sweet Cheeks that you won't actually be riding it. : )

Susan said...

As long as you like it, thats the important thing! I do like the white pinkish. But I still have to admit, if it had been mine I would have painted it green......LOL

LDH said...

SO CUTE!!! Well done :)

pembrokeshire lass said...

Love the way you've painted it! I wouldn't have guessed pink/white....I could see you do it psychedelic in stripes and spots....looks good though! Joan

Anonymous said...

well it looks just perfect and that is the sweetest watering can ever!

Laura said...

That is the best looking bike i have ever seen barr none!!! Was the original your own bike diana? I would have never thought to paint the whole bike! seat included!!! I wish your giveaway had gone for a bit longer.. but my kids were born in 97, 2000 and 2005, so might not have worked!!!! Hope the weather is warming up for you all now... does it get very warm in summer over there? I am so missing the heat now! It can still get up to 28 c during the day but maybe ten or so at night, and chilly in the morning!!! Hope you are well! lots of love to you!!

Gina said...

It's adorable! I love it and I love the polka dots!

Susie said...

Diana, I love it !! I like dots. The flower basket is a great add on. Now I know I have to paint my little bike. Smiles, xo, Susie

Craftberry Bush said...

I adore it ! It's perfect ! Now I want one so bad ...:/ ...xo

Patty Patterson said...

I like the polka dots!

Japolina said...

Love it Diana!

Gretchen said...

I love the bike white with the pink polka dot seat. You did a wonderful job painting it and what a clever way to make a basket. I've always wanted to get one to ride.


Anonymous said...

Fun project and great results!


You did a wonderful and sweet job with your bike, I love it! You should had fun with your little pal, there! The basket really beautify it, how fun. Thank you for coming lovely lady and for your sweet comments, which always make my day.

WeeFaerie said...

I love it! The polka dots are just perfect!!!

Jettie said...

It is cute, it is you, and your hero will just have to live with it.
Yes, I liked the green, and there is an old bike in the back that I may just have to strip down and paint green. So there, lol.

Cristina Garay said...

The polka dots and white-pinkish.. Perfect! I love it!!

Annmarie Pipa said...

so lovely!!! looks beautiful with basket of flowers!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What about TURQUOISE? Well...that settles need another bike now! heehee! It looks marvelous, my friend!

Mark said...

Very cute!
But your post title is offensive! Or maybe it's hilarious? I can't make up my mind!

Tete said...

I think thats the cutest old bike know mine is white...but there is another one out there just waiting for the spray cans...
I am liking your polka dot thing. I think one in celery and dots.
Tell John and Jettie to get over it. This is one of the colors that I wanted but they can't get at our lumber yard and the guys say walmart doesn't have it. After seeing the color there, I think its a mission for Rebecca! If its pink, she can find it!
Its 80 here already this morning and humid. Yuck.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...this is SO sweet, Diana! I love the shade of pink and the polka dots! Now make sure you get a chain and lock it around a large rock or railing or something so someone doesn't steal it...oh, I forgot, that's just around here!! ;-D

Nice job! Sweet Cheeks must be thrilled!


Donna said...


Sweet Diana, I love polka dots! and so subtle, oh, your Hero must jus' lobe it!!

Great job - When my sweetie sees this, mine's a go!!

There's the brightest yellow hanging in the corner tree of the nursery downtown, and that's all he sees right now. He told me it had to be an itty bitty one with training wheels. I think, he too, saw a bright, bright pink coming to our yard!! (my fav color, too)

Thank you Diana from women everywhere who will now get a bicycle in their yards...

Great job,

Nellie said...

That bicycle is a work of art, Diana! Of course, it needed to match SweetCheeks' bike! I'll agree - painting once is enough.:-)
xoxo Nellie

Anonymous said...

That's quite the prettiest bicycle I have ever seen. You should do a blue and white polka dot one for your hero!

Jann Olson said...

Too cute Diana. I love the polka dot idea. I have an old bike. Guess what color I painted it? That would be turquoise. Really the first few years it was yellow. Then I when it faded I went to my new fav color. I haven't planted it for the season yet. Yours is so cute and I bet Sweet Cheeks loves it.

Julie Marie said...

Oooh it is too sweet Diana, I love it!... and I knew you would have a basket of beautiful flowers in the front... hmmm... I really want one now!... xoxo Julie Marie

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

OMGoodness! You are brilliant with Krylon! First the Telly and now your bike! I'm placing this is my pink ribbon post file!

Curtains in My Tree said...

It's wonderful

Donna said...

I love it! I must say that I've never seen a polka dotted bike, how fun! You had me a little worried there when I saw those funny looking stickers on the bike, though! And the basket of geraniums is the perfect touch! Now I want to find a bike to paint (and glitter, haha!).

If SHE can figure it out.......... said...

It would have been better for your health if you would have just kept it burgandy and actually RODE it. :) Looks cute though. When are you going to add a garage on to the playhouse for all of the boy's cars?

NanaNor's said...

Diana you are such a hoot! I love it but wish I could see it better. Great job-I forgot it was going to be a decoration and not a bike for riding.
Hope you have a delightful day.
Hugs, Noreen

jessica said...

I LOVE the polka dots!!! So cute :)

Little Miss Maggie said...

In my book you can never go wrong with polka dots. They rule! I love the happy little guys just dotting everything up. Great job.

Ruth Kelly said...

I am over the top impressed with your paint job. The bicycle seat and flowers do the trick. Just lovely. That watering can looks more like a cute teapot to me!

Debby said...

Love the polka dots........the watering can is cute.

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Oh, that is so cool, Diana! I have a vacation pic from some little town near Washington DC that I am going to send you when I locate, this is NOT something we would want to do, but it WAS eye-catching! Someone had taken had taken probably over 100 old bikes and painted them all stark white, and made a fence with them...some had funny little things on them, birdcages, was a hoot, really! Yours is so pretty!! ♥♥

Maria Elena said...

Oh, Diana, it looks beautiful!!!
You did an amazing job with it! I love the polka dots and the basket! Very, very pretty!

Gail said...

That bike is adorable Diana! I love the polka dots!!

Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} said...

I LOVE the bike and I love the polka dots! Too cute!! :)
Great job, Diana!

Daniella said...

LOL!! I love it!! How awesome it came out!! The flowers in the basket too!!!!! Fabulous!!
And Sweet Cheeks' watering can?? Isn't that a tea pot??
Whatever it is, it is adorable!!
Love you too!

mommyiscoocoo said...

You are so funny! I blove you!

Janet said...

The bike redo is just so adorable! I love the color and the polka dots! The flowers add the finishing touch!



Diane said...

Awwww Diana, I ♥ your bike (and Sweet Cheeks trike). Just tooo cute.

Privet and Holly said...

The only thing
sweeter would be
a pic of the two
of you, riding side
by side on your

xo Suzanne

Michelle said...

Hi Di.
Oh my gosh it's adorable. It's such a subtle shade of pink and I LOVE the seat. What did your husband say when he saw it? I love the flowers in in, so awesome. Great job!

Sherry said...

Oh, it's adorable! You really hit it with the polka dot seat and Sweetcheeks looks so cute riding it. Fantastic job!

Blessed Serendipity said...

That bike is DARLING Diana. It will look so cute parked in front of your house. I love the polka dots too.


Heaven's Walk said...

I just KNEW that SC had some say in that bike, D! lol! I adore your polka dots! I'm surprised that you didn't paint the seat with tiger stripes! lolol!

Looks cute - and I love the basket!

xoxo laurie

Special 'K' said...

Oh it is so gorgeous, you have done a great job. I want one too. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Laura said...

It looks wonderful!
I must have one-

polka dots and all-

Love to you dear friend,

White Spray Paint

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, I love what you have done to your bike. It is so unique with the polka dots. If Hubby doesn't like it, I am sure I can find a spot for it. Have a great weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Richella said...

Well, if it's what Sweet Cheeks wanted. . . we'll all love love it, won't we? It's so cute, Diana! And what fun. I love that painted it to reflect your love for her! :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Diana, that is just so adorable, just like charming little sweetcheeks! That little watering can, oh my, it's perfect!

Hugs sweetie!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG I'm seeing spots before my eyes ha ha!! Girl I love what you did with your bike..I have an old one on my front porch I painted bright sun glasses time red about 3 years ago..
I think I need to redo mine now..maybe in red polka dots..Have a GREAT week my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh what a great bike! I would love to ride it all over!!! The geraniums in the basket are so pretty.
I would love to have this parked outside of StoneGable!
Such a fun post!

artbywendy said...

It's beautiful!!!!! I love the colors you picked!Great job!!!!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

A pink and white bike is more fun than a bowl full of ice cream. It just makes me happy to look at it. Too fun!

Miss Gracie's House said...


Debbie said...

That turned out sooo cute Diana! I really, really am inspired to paint mine white. Your baskets look sweet on the front and the back too!
SC little watering can is the cutest ever!
Good job, girl.

It's All Connected said...

When I saw the first photos, I thought those stickers were staying and wasn't quite sure what to say about them! Interesting came to mind. That bike is so cute, I'm thinking I need one! ~ Maureen

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH my gosh, that is so cute, Diana! I didn't expect the polka dots...and they are PERFECT!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Diana,
Oh how totally precious!!!! Love the pink polka dots!!! I have been MIA because I have spent day and night editing and still not done...hard to blog and walking and chewing gum! lol

Big news--we're going on vacation to Florida on Monday! We'll be gone a week and I am excited...I just found out and am really thrilled!

Pam said...

The polka dots are perfect! I think I would have blamed MyHero's failing eyesight in his older age for making the bike look slightly pink. Pink, I don't see any pink, what are you talking about, that's white!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh my gosh I love it? Are you going to ride that down the road? So cute!!!!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

This is too darned cute! I love what you did. I have to say, I even loved the bright edged polka dots...I thought that was the paint at first! You are very clever:)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Diana that bike is awesome!!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love the polka dots! It's the perfect color and I love SweetCheeks little teacup watering can.
Truly, the bike is wonderful!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Yes! Yes! That's some sweet bike-love, baby!

A Cottage Muse said...

I was close I said white and aqua! I love the polka dots!

Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! Polka dots make anything better. Great job, lady!


Gypsy Heart said...

Love it! Polka dots make anything better. Great job, lady!


Debbiedoo's said...

A D O R A B L E. I love the done good!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Diana! I love the bike! I so have wanted an old bike with flowers in a basket in front of my house! I never thought to just buy a regular used bike and paint it. Too cute. Love the pink...errr white with pink!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh MY! I'm crazy about pink and polka dots! Two of my favorite. Love, love, love!

Thanks also for your always sweet comments. They make me feel that someone hears me:)