Bicycle Makeovers for National Bike MonthHave I mentioned lately how excited I am for yard sale season? Last year, I picked up a $5 bicycle. It needed new tires but had a brand new seat and a decent frame. In my favorite color.
Yeah, I had to bring that home. In my yard sale travels, I have seen bikes at all different price points - most needing nothing more than a little TLC. I've even found perfect condition bikes for a mere $25.
Whether your bike just needs a lift or that perfect condition bike isn't quite your style, here are 8 ways to give your bargain bike a whole new look:
1. Seat Cover
If your seat needs a little TLC, make your own cover. This seat cover is so simple, you could make a few to fit every mood - or for each person on a shared bike.
Make your own bicycle seat cover
2. Paint Your Bike
I love the two-toned look of this painted bicycle. It's a simple update for an old bike.
Give your bike a two-toned look
3. Girl to Boy
Take your hand me downs from girl to boy - and back again. This is a great idea for younger siblings or any kids' yard sale find.
Repurpose your girl's bike for a boy
4. Vintage Makeover
Breathe new life into an old bicycle by touching up the vintage look. I so love this!
Give your bike a trendy vintage look
5. Duct Tape Stripes
Oh, duct tape. Is there anything you can't do? With the wide variety of colors and designs now available, you can create a look you'll love.
Give your bike duct tape stripes
Now this is a cool idea! I love the vintage feel of the prints she chose, but you can go with anything you like. Even if it doesn't last long, the project is simple and inexpensive.
Update your old bicycle with decoupage
I would have never thought to use fabric on a bike - other than the seat, of course. This update uses fabric all over the bicycle for a soft, girly look.
Give your bike texture with fabric
Vinyl Stickers8. Vinyl Stickers
Customize your bike with vinyl lettering or designs. This is a super easy update that would be great for a child's bike - they'll love the opportunity to make it their own.
Get vinyl designs for your bike
- By Heather Sokol
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