How to fix up and restore an old bicycle

I love bike riding. We used to bike for miles and miles during the summer months. I especially loved riding the long trails that are refurbished old railroad beds here in Wisconsin. You can bike through the entire state on those flat, groomed trails. They are well maintained and take you through some of the pretty countryside in the Midwest. There is no better way to see the state than to bike through it. However, it’s been years since I owned a bike, and even longer since I took the time to go for a ride. Until now. #Iamcheap One of my girl friends passed this bike on to me. She doesn’t ride it anymore and it was just collecting dust in her garage. It was over all in good shape, but had a bit of rust here and there. I loved the old fashioned character of it. However, it was just sort of a blah color. It needed PIZAZZ. You know, the kind of pizazz I typically whip out in creating things like the angel wing home decor, modern farmhouse bathroom and do it yourself window curtains. You know me, I have a basement full of PIZAZZ fixers, including a ton of spray paint. I use this spray can for all sorts of projects, including stenciling bathroom walls like you see in my bathroom remodel before and after.  I rummaged around and came up with some Rustoleum Spray paint in Gloss Key Lime Green and Seaside Blue. By the way, if you spray paint at all, you simply must…
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Rental Before and After

While I am waiting for our next move, I thought it would be fun to revisit a few of our other Rental Before and After renovation projects. Seems like we have had quite a few! Okay, we have had a LOT! The Cape Cod Project was the most recent. One of the first things I tackled was the hideous basement bar. Yikes! It was so much fun to make a Tiki Bar out of it! The Closet Home Office was next. It was an under used space and this little office worked great for our son’s homework station. The dining room had good bones, but was very, very dark. A fresh coat of paint did wonders! Read about it here. The upstairs hallway in this house was so dark and narrow it made me claustrophobic. The halls felt so much bigger with fresh paint! Here’s the info on this project. The downstairs hallway got the same treatment!  I was so glad to leave that home behind, I just never felt comfortable there!   Our previous rental home was great. We loved this house, inside and out. The yard was huge and we spent a lot of time outdoors both in summer and winter. This was in my early blogging days, looking back I have grown so much as a blogger since then! The house was wonderful, however the pictures, not so much. Be forgiving, okay? I realize now that I don’t post many things from my early blogging days, I just hate most of the photography. Perhaps I am too…
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