Friday, August 19, 2011

Picture Wheel

Recently I've been working on a little project and I took pictures along the way so I could share it with you all. :)

A while ago, one of my mom's bike wheels got bent up.  Long story short, she has to buy a new one and the old, bent up one can't be fixed.  So I asked if I could have it.

Now you may be wondering what in the world I'd want with a bent up, old bike wheel.  Well, I'd be more than happy to show you!'s my subject for experiment. ;)


I washed it with the hose real good first, just to get all the dirt and dust off.

Then I went out and bought some spray paint.  Green to match my room.
{Side note: If you happen to do this yourself, and you're under the age of 18, you may need to take your mom or dad with you to get spray paint.  At least I did. :)}

I found this paint in my basement.  We actually used it to paint the baseboards in my bedroom last year.  The white part of my wheel had a lot of skid marks on it that I couldn't get off so I decided to paint over it.

It's a good idea to use a drop cloth...

...and painter's tape.
{Another side note: My handy dandy brother, Zach, got the tire off of the wheel for me and it was a lot easier to paint that way!}

Tada!  My finished product!  My dad and brother helped me mount the wheel to my bedroom wall.  Then I got a bunch (between 10 and 12) of my photos printed and paper clipped them to the spokes.

I really like how it turned it!

So, that's my newest addition to my room.  Have you been working on any projects or crafts lately?


  1. That is such a creative idea. Love it.

  2. Wow.. I really would not have thought of that! Cool idea :-)

  3. Wow, that is so awesome! Such a cool and creative thing to do...I love your idea. =)

  4. That is a really neat project--you're so creative Katie! I really love how it turned out. =D

  5. This is so cool! I want one! :)

  6. What a really cute and great idea! I love this. Very creative. =)

  7. That is such a cute idea!!! How creative!!