I 've been keeping my old rusty bicycle in the back balcony for more than two years, since the day I decided that I wouldn't use it any more, at least as a bicycle. All that time of course I was trying to come up with a way to upcycle - reuse it, partly or as a whole. Searching the web, I stumbled upon some projects concerning mainly the wheels, but I thought nothing matched my space. And then, when things showed the moment came for me and my bicycle to be separated for ever, as I intended to give it away to be recycled as metal, I came up with the idea: to paint it one color from top to bottom. In fact I copied the idea from a magazine, I don't remember now if it was a fashion or an interior design magazine, there were some totally one color painted bicycles as a background in some pictures. It only took one and a half can of green spray paint.
I think it made a very interesting addition to my otherwise neglected, not so green balcony. And since I don't have much of a view I prefer to look at my green bicycle. At least it brings to mind some joyful, relaxed moments.
It seems that a bicycle can be very pretty inside the house too, like in this New York apartment.
a bicycle wheel can be turned into a pot rack
or a clock
via Cool Buzz
or even a pendant light
the inner tube can become cool jewelry
via try handmade
bicycle freewheels and cogs can be upcycled into tea light holders
and bicycle wheels can stand for feet to make a very special table -my favorite!
via Dude Craft