Friday, August 19, 2011

Before...

I visited the VOA today and finally found the style of picnic basket I am "visioning" for the back of The Bike That Isn't Mine.  It is slightly smaller than the fall-back option that is sitting in my attic, which I think makes it a better fit for the bike.  My mother bought the one in the attic with Green Stamps in the 1960 and I tole painted it in the 80s and it is, well, very 80s at this point.  I was not digging the idea of trying to strip off that paint and re-do it.
I like the green on this one but the neutrals aren't quite the right color so I have a few modifications to make, including mod-podging some pretty paper on the inside {maybe the lid??}.  In the meantime The Husband is searching the Internet for an OEM package carrier to mount it.
I will keep you posted....

6 comments:

Kathy said...

You have a DOROTHY basket!! That's what my daughter always called these kind of baskets. That's what Toto jumps out of. How cute. Can't wait to see this all put together.

You know...the 80's are back in.

Kathy

Betsy said...

Such an adorable vintage basket. You'll come up with something clever...I know it!!

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

Perfect basket! The green will be lovely with the bike color!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Why don't you just paint it?

Danielle

Curtains in my Tree said...

I agree get out the white paint or pink? and paint Dorothy's basket

Dorothy and toto won't care LOL

Annette said...

I love that basket! Can't wait to see what you do with it.