As you can see he loved it from the first moment he saw it. He didn't even want to get off of it to go swimming and that's saying something!
I had taken a couple of pics while I was washing it but for the life of me I cannot find them. I have scoured about 300 hundred pics looking for them and have come to the conclusion that they are just gone. So this is the only before pic I have.
The big wheel wasn't in terrible shape, just well used by the child before Jake. Lots of sun fading, peeling stickers, etc. Well after reading about other bloggers "pimping" out their child's ride on toys, I happily jumped on the band wagon. I actually couldn't find any big wheels that had been redone, only the Little Tikes buggy type cars, so I sat around for a while trying to come up with a few ideas.
I finally decided that Evil Knievel's motorcycle would best suit both Jakey and the big wheel.
So after googling some images I got right to work.
First I taped, bagged, and painted. I painted the headlight silver, but it doesn't show up well in the photos. I followed the painting up with some vinyl stickers I ordered on ebay and cut into shape for the red and blue stripes, as well as the stars.
Total cost of the makeover was less than ten bucks. I bought the vinyl on ebay and cut it myself which was about $4 with free shipping. The can of spray paint I bought at Lowes for $3.99. Not a bad deal for a $5 big wheel.
And of course Jakey loves it.