Color Block Bicycle Wheel // I have always loved finding quirky little treasures to add some character to my home. I seem to always have my eyes peeled looking for fun goodies to get my hands on. A few years ago I was junking at a fabulous junk shop called Patina close to my Mom's house in Denver and found a wonderful old bicycle wheel. It made it's WhipperBerry debut in this post and was an instant hit! For the last little while I thought it could work as a fabulous photo display, but it needed something a little extra to dress it up a bit. So, I decided to give it a little color block treatment and I LOVE how it turned out!!
I have been obsessed with color blocking along with gold accents. You may have noticed… I've created several posts lately with all kinds of gold goodies. I have Dressed-up Dinnerware, Gold Accented Picture Frame & a Bowl Refashion to name a few. I've been going to town with Krylon's Metallic spray Paint and it's been getting a lot of use around my home as of late.
For this project, I used Krylon's Premium Metallic Gold Paint and their Indoor/Outdoor paint in Catalina Mist. The only other thing I used was some painters tape to create a clean line. I took the wheel which was already painted off white and distressed and hung it up in my back yard to paint.
Then I added one strip of painters tape at two different spots on the wheel. For some reason I didn't get any photos of this, but you get the idea. No need to tape like crazy. As long as you spray carefully you won't really have any issues with it. The tape is really just to create a guide for where you want to spray. I sprayed two-thirds of the wheel with the Catalina Mist and then the bottom third, gold.
Now, this is just a sneak peek, you'll have to wait until next week to see the finished project and how I use it to display my Instagram photos from Origrami. I can't wait to show it off… It's going to look sooooo cool!!
Have you found some cool and unusual ways to display photos? Leave a comment and share your fun ideas!1