Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meet Tommy, the bike dresser

Tommy is a big guy.  And sturdy.  Everyone likes sturdy.  But not everyone likes boring, plain and faded wood.  

Tommy is a fun loving, jeans and t-shirt wearing kind of guy.  And his exterior should match his interior.  

He mellows out to Jack Johnson and likes to entertain his friends by playing his banjo around a bonfire down at the beach.  

 He's in and out of relationships but all of them end nicely.

And on any given day you can find him biking down the beach with his rescued golden by his side.

Since my previous bike dresser was such a big hit, and with summer upon us, I thought I would create another.  This is a great piece with fine construction.  I refinished the top and decided to brighten up the rest of the piece with some paint.  Annie Sloan Old White chalk paint is used for the base and I mixed a few colors together to use on the beach cruiser.  Of course I had to distress the piece to make it all shabby and beachy.  It was then sealed with wax for protection.

His dimension are 66" long, 33" high, and 20" deep.  I'll be delivering him to Robin's Egg in a few days where he'll await his new home.  :)

I named this piece after my husband who has shown an interest in cycling.  I hope he puts miles and miles under his wheels.  With or without the golden.  Or in our case, a cockapoo.  :)

Have a bright day,


  1. Love this! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-6.html

  2. This is so amazing! But how did you paint the bike shape? Did you freehand it or use a stencil? I can't get over how cool this is, and I think I need to try this on my son's dresser (that used to be my grandparents--so not his style ;)

  3. How fun is this. So creative. I love the blue bike. Perfect. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. You did a great job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

  5. I LOVE this, great job! Thanks for sharing, I'm so inspired now to do something similar on my sons dresser. Love, love, love it!
    -Molly JustALittleCreativity.com

  6. Fan double tastic! We are a big time bikin' family and I just might have to copy this some day... pinning!! :)

  7. What a great idea - especially for a children's room.
    I like the simple graphic design,


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