Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A New Boy Bike

 When you have 4 children and try to be frugal and not buy new stuff for each child  that last child sometimes get the dregs.  That is what has happened with this little tricycle.  It had seen it's day about 2 kids ago.  I've been talking about painting it and my boy and  has been obsessed with the idea.  "Mommy, today we going to paint my bike?"  So when we lost power this morning for 4 hrs I decided to go and spray paint the bike.  Here it is looking so fine.

 I taped all the plastic parts and wheels.

and then spray painted it hammered black from Rust-o-leum

 Then I pulled out my trusty Sharpie oil pens (red and gold) and had some fun making the bike more boyish and fun.  My son loves it.  He calls it his Lightning McQueen Bike.  Total Cost $0.  I love leftover paint.

 I know that McQueen doesn't say, "POW", but "KA-CHOW" just was not going to fit.

 It not cold enough here for shoes (yet) so I don't  wear them (even when I'm outside).


  1. I love it! You are SUCH a good mommy!
    You don't have an e-mail linked up with your profile, so I'll answer your question here...I did finish the piece with Minwax paste wax. I'm curious how it would look for polyacrylic; I'll try that some other time!

  2. That looks great and you inspired me. My 3rd gets all hand me down stuff and I can give her things a quick spruce up. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

  3. Awesome!
    Now I'm curious what kind of transformation you are going to do to all the hand-me down girl clothes to make them work for Ben.

  4. How very cute! Thanx for stopping by the party! Have a fabulous Thursday!

  5. Aww this is so sweet! I best your little guy is having a blast with it. :)

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you have a chance! :)

  6. What a lucky little guy!! It turned out great!

  7. What a great idea, it turned out so dang cute!! I only have 1 kid and I try not to buy new....toys are was overpriced :) ha!