I may be biased, but our bike room is pretty sweet. It’s functional, well-organized, and CLEAN! It took a lot of work to get there. Take a look-see for yourself:
Before, walking into the room would raise my blood pressure…eek! But now…it’s just so niiiice!
And the bikes have a nice home now. Awww! Look at them. All sittin’ up there enjoying the view.
So much less clutter. Much more efficient use of the space. Even the bookshelf got some love!
But part of what makes it so great, in my opinion, is all the little touches and artwork that I incorporated into the room.
So I’m going to start off with my favorite thing in the room. I used paint to stamp the bike, then I drew the balloons and colored them in with chalk. What do you think?! I think it’s adorable!
Hand stamped with paint…
…then draw and color the balloons…
I attempted to make my own canvas painting. But I quickly learned that stamps do not work well on canvases. Oh well…
But stamps DO work on regular paper. And look great when you frame them!
And here’s a nice bike picture frame on the desk-bench. I didn’t have any good photos to use for this, so I decided to use the material that came with our Monkeysee High-Visibility Reflective Harness. A perfect fit!
We, of course, must display all of our cycling-related books on the desk-bench!
…as well as cycling-related magazines!
And up on the wall here, you can see all sorts of goodies. The “co-exist bike/car” bumper stickers. More Monkeysee cards. The cowbell I use to cheer J on when he races. There are also buttons (purchased from the Heritage Bike Store in Chicago) on the hanging organizer.
Weird things inside the magnetic containers. This is an eraser set with some eraser poop….thanks mom!
A cute little owl bead. Too cute to use for anything other than staring and smiling.
A cool poster of Kurt Russel for DEATH PROOF
Some cool owls hanging above a map of Chicago!
Yet another Monkeysee picture, hanging next to the map — they just look so good on display!
A cool bike ornament, also hanging next to the map
A little piece from Home Goods. Hate the beige border–that will be painted another color soon
Another little piece picked up at Home Goods. It’s the first thing that catches your eye when you walk into the room, which is pretty cool
So there you have it! Our new bike room is finally complete, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We catch each other walking in there for no reason and just looking around. What could be better than something that even further inspires us to think about and admire cycling? Not much, in our opinion.
Thanks to everyone who followed along our progress and left supportive comments! I’d LOVE to know what you think of the final product! Do you have a favorite art piece that I posted here today? Share your thoughts!