It's that time again where just for showing what you have going on in your part of the universe, you're eligible for a chance for a Sassy Cheryl image. Just take a snapshot and post in on Sassy Cheryls Blog, and you're good to go. You also might want to take the time to check out the other entrants. You never know what inspiration you might receive.
In fact, this post is in honor of Tootsie who inspired me try my hand at bicycle makeovers. My DH would tear it down to the point that Tootsie did, but since end theme is camouflage, the rust that's still on the tires is okay.
Our grandson arrives this Saturday along with his parents to spend the summer. He starts kindergarten in August, so the days of being able to come on a whim(they live in Phoenix which is a long way from his Grandpa and me). His parents decided that since they can work from anywhere, they'd make use of our camphouse and come for the summer.
One of the things his Grandpa and I plan to do is teach him to ride a bike without training wheels, but a bike is a requirement. We were going to buy one, but do you know they don't put fenders on bikes anymore? DH pointed out to me that without fenders riding through water puddles will get your back soaked(believe me if he sees water, he's going through it). We also know that he probably will only be able to use the bike for this summer as he's growing too fast, so what to do?
We have a barn, that seems to be the catchall for anything that anyone on the hill(area around where we live and no hill at all) really should get rid of, but can't seem to part with. My DH found this bicycle in the barn. It belonged to a nephew who recently turned 40(see we don't throw anything away). The banana seat and the no bar are perfect for being able to get on and off easily. So here's the before picture.
DH took the bike apart. and I went shopping for paint. It really needed to be sandblasted, but had to make do with emery cloth and sanding it as best I could. As many of you know, MM(MonkeyMoo) is all about two things, cowboys and camouflage. I sprayed the whole bike with a dark brown paint, and then cut out leaf patterns to use as stencils to create the camouflage. I also found some faux leather to recover the seat. So here's the after with a close up of the camouflage. Do you think it's going to meet with his approval?