Bicycles are one of those things that are always tricky to store. They’re weirdly shaped and bulky, but need to be stored somewhere that they can be accessed easily. My husband came up with a nice solution for his bikes by creating a rack that puts them on display.
He cut a piece of wood trim to about 3 feet in length and secured it to the wall, making sure to hit studs with the screws. He then screwed in 3 large hooks from the hardware store that the bike wheels hook into.
As you can see from the picture, the wheels leave dirt smudges on the wall where they hit, but just adding two more strips of board (one at the front and one at the back wheels) would save the walls.
To help add a little more interest to the corner and continue the transit theme, I added an old glass street sign we picked up at our local rebuild center, Building REsources in San Francisco (more about the center and our other find next week).
I just cleaned up the front and back with glass cleaner to brighten it up a little. I attached it to the wall with a mirror holder kit that uses little plastic clamps to hold the glass artwork to the wall. Since I didn’t encounter any studs where I wanted to hang the sign I made sure to use drywall plugs that came with the kit for extra security. And voila!
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