Monday, August 16, 2010

5th street cafe


over the past month or so, i've been working on a restaurant project over at 5th street cafe here in atlanta (at 5th and peachtree, for you atlantans). here is one photo from the project - i'll be posting more later. it was such a fun, playful look, and it was a blast to paint a bicycle!

hostess stand and bicycle that i painted. the menus will go in the bike's basket :)


...and no, i did not paint the ceiling, but isn't it awesome?


  1. I was just over on 5th street yesterday!

    This is TOO cute! Cannot wait to see more... = )

  2. Hi Kristen,
    Came upon your blog today and LOVE it! WHAT an inspiration! Since I've spent an hour going back through your posts, I was wondering if you could tell me where you got the black+white stripped rug in the chevron-painted dresser pics? Thanks!!


  3. Great job on the hostess stand, and you're right about the ceiling, very cool!
    I'll have to check out the restaurant, I'm not all that far from there!

  4. Are you kidding me?! That is the coolest dang display idea ever! How is the bike attached/mounted to the stand? or is it mobile? Hmmmm...I need to file this one away for future use. I never would have thought of painting a bike but it's so effective --it neutralizes the utilitarian factor and highlights the dynamic... now I see this, it as a mode of display for all kinds of crazy business..If i had an indie jewelry line I would paint a bike and hang it from the ceiling with all kinds of beads and bobbles dripping off it....WAIT! Now THAT sounds like a cool diy chandelier! Oh Kristen, you see what you started?! Thanks for the inspiration :)