We were at this cute little shop on the North Shore of Oahu when I saw this vintage bicycle tag. As soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I think the price tag said $2.89.
I’ve had this frame forever. I love the cork mat. Someday I’ll show you my frame stash, it’s kind of scary. But I do keep it contained, because I’m organized that way.
It wasn’t the right color, so I went straight for the black spray paint. I wanted the color behind the tag to be black also, so instead of using scrapbook paper I decided to just paint it too.
I sanded the frame to rough it up a bit.
And sanded again to rough it up even more.
Then I roughed up the backing by sanding the heck out of it. It didn’t want to be roughed up.
I put it back together, but left the glass out. I liked the way it looked better without it.
And a close up.
I used Liquid Nails to attach the tag the the back of the frame. Mostly because that’s what I had on hand and I couldn’t get the E6000 tube open. Doesn’t it look great?
This was the inspiration for framing the tag. I’m collecting items for Ammon’s room update. The One Way sign has been in his room for years and it’s staying. I want to make 2 more of the subway signs, maybe New York and Utah.
Doesn’t the tag look perfect with them? I really love it! It took less than an hour. I love instant gratification too.
Another souvenir displayed a way I love. I hope Ammon loves it too.
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