Remember? A couple of weeks ago I officially announced that I will participate in Kisha's Pinterest Challenge: from INSPIRATION to CREATION.
I had many plans + ideas and non-stop pinned new projects on my DIY Pinterest board. In the end busy weekends and timeconsuming projects at work came in between and I was not able to finish what I had planned to do. Shame on me. No shell mobile. No painted driftwood. No printed photographs for our apartment. Mmh.
However, one project I was able to finish.
The "creation" of my new vintage bike!!
Yeay. I was lucky enough to receive a 25-year old red bike from my lovely colleague as a present. When I picked it up, I fell in love immediately. So much character. And rust. Loving it. As it as been standing for at least 20 years in a garage, the tires were flat and crumbling when being touched.
So the creation process began.
After cleaning and rubbing off all the dirt, I went to a local bike shop and bought new (vintage style) tires and new tubes. My boyfriend was nice enough to change the tires and tubes for me. Afterwards I took of all the old stickers with warm water and soap - I wanted to have an unbranded, clean bright red frame! And voila....
Me and my new bike. Loving it!
(And please excuse my funny outfit, I had to beat the winter chill will riding a bike and wearing the obligatory helmet! Definitely improvement possible in the category riding my new bike and looking stylish and cute!!).
Please check out the fellow bloggers Kisha, Pam, DaVida, Kandyce and Renee who also reveal the DIYs they have been working on the past weeks.
And now I get back to my Pinterest board and search for a new project!! DIY is fun!