One Lane Bridge
One Lane Bridge is a family owned and operated business based in Papamoa, New Zealand. We specialise in creating unique, hand-crafted pieces that are perfect for the home, office, or any other space.
Our pieces are made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, giving each item its own unique character. We strive to create items that bring people together, inspire conversation, and evoke a sense of connection and comfort. Browse our selection of home décor, and be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date on our latest products.
Keith & Lisa Lewis
One Lane Bridge is the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind handmade artwork. Working out of a small studio located in sunny Pāpāmoa Beach. This husband and wife team take pride in creating unique pieces that will bring joy to anyone who purchases them.
Each item is crafted with love and care, so that everyone who enjoys them can feel the warmth of our family. We hope to bring a little bit of sunshine to your day with our unique and beautiful artwork.
All our products are handmade and the result of many hours spent perfecting techniques and processes. We like to make sure our artwork is made to the highest possible standards. The creative process is ongoing, and we hope to be adding new and exciting products as we continue to grow.
We would love you to follow along on our journey and spread that little bit of Kiwiana across New Zealand.
Here are some tips to get the best result:
Sit the coin up on a box rather than straight on the ground and then raise it up so the edges aren’t touching the box. This way you can get the colour right around the edges nicely and the paint won’t stick the coin to the box.
Because of the amount of raised detail it's hard to get a brush into all the nooks and cranny's. Also painting on with a brush doesn't leave a nice finish as you see all the brush strokes. But we have sprayed many with colours from a spray can and it gives a great result. Any paint from a spray can will be fine. We prefer the look of a matt finish so the Chalk Paint in a spray can is a great option. We have used the brand Rust-oleum from Bunnings. Also, the coins look really good in the metallic silver or copper colours to reflect the real coins. We DO NOT recommend using a glossy paint.
When spraying, use short bursts and a nice flowing movement back and forth. Start with a light coat and then build it up, it is better to do a few coats rather than have areas of heavy paint. Move around the box when spraying to get into all the tricky areas and not miss any places.
Colouring Your Retro Coin
We often get asked if the coins can be painted. Yes, you certainly can paint them - but to get the best result you would want to use paint from a spray can.
If you are wanting your coins in a dark colour we do NOT recommend using black! You will get a much better result if you use a very dark charcoal colour instead. Black will mean you don’t see the shadows as well from the 3 dimensional design on the coin and it will all blend in. From a distance it will look like a black circle without seeing much detail. Charcoal is still a very dark colour but will allow you to see the shadows from the design.
We have an album on Facebook showing examples of different colours our customers have painted their coins for some inspiration :)
Please note:We don’t sell the coins in customised colours - we only sell them in the natural white or the “sweet cents” candy coloured coins are available in the 6 pastel shades.