Who am I kidding? This, my friends, is a daily occurrence.
Remember last weekend when we were weeding, mowing, moving bricks around, laying more gravel, removing two huge garden boxes, planting vegetables and flowers and spreading beauty bark?
Yeah. That was a crazy weekend.
And remember when I mentioned that I was also getting ready to paint my bike and paint our bathroom cupboards because I can't concentrate unless I am surrounded by fifteen half completed projects?
Well, I have been crushing on all of those vintage looking cruiser-style bike for ages. And I hated the boring gray color of my bike. But the thing is this. My bike is perfectly fine. It works fine and a new bike for no reason isn't in our budget. So I did what any normal girl would do. I asked Joe if he would be able to take it apart so I could spray paint it. He was like, "Duh mom, of course I can, who do you think you're talking to here?" (Okay, so those weren't his exact words. But that was the gist of it.) He had pieces of my bike sprawled across the garage floor faster than I could find a wrench.
(And apparently you don't really need wrenches to take bikes apart these days. Who knew?)
I hit the whole thing with primer that I had already had, and two coats of glossy, turquoise paint. I had been previously storing the bike basket but I hadn't attached it. Once it was all dry we put the whole bike back together, added the cute little basket, and now it feels like a brand new bike. All for the price of one can of spray paint and way too much painter's tape. (I am sorry I didn't take any before or in-process photos. Apparently I was busy with a few other things. Heh, heh.) The point is this....with a little inexpensive and quick tweaking and the help of a twelve year old boy- I now love my bike.
(I even hustled and restocked my shop with some more of the Antique blue ball jar flour sack dish towels (found here) that y'all keep buying.)
relaxing for the rest of the weekend.
I'd say that came just in time for Mother's day!
If you would like to order one of Jessica's gorgeous creations, make sure and visit her Etsy shop, here. (And don't forget you can still use the coupon code "LEMONADEMAKINMAMA" when you check out, because Jessica is offering 10% off all of your orders until May 17th!)