The first thing I did when I got home was an online search and discovered this little fella is a collectible that sells anywhere between $40.00 and up. So take that Mr. Frugalista!
The first thing I did was give it a fresh coat of flat black spray paint. Then I painted the wooden handles with "tricycle red" milk paint and the color just popped after I applied a coat of beeswax.
I couldn't find a miniature basket that I liked so I decided to make my own. Mr. Frugalista brought home a small sample of wire mesh that the company he works for manufactures. It was perfect! Hands were harmed in the making of this basket.
So what the heck does a picture of Sculpey™ Clay have to do with a bike you ask?
The original seat was probably wood but I decided to bring out my inner Sculptor and make one out of Sculpey™ Baking Clay. Once cooled I painted it as well in "tricycle red" milk paint. I attached the seat using E6000 adhesive and clamps and let it cure over night.
Okay, so I'm a novice Sculptor but hey, the bike now has a seat!