I am fortunate enough to still have my childhood bike that my parents bought me in 1957!!! There are just a few things that have survived and this is one and the other is a bride doll that I got for Christmas in 1958.
I have had my bike sitting in one of my gardens for a few years, everyone had suggested leaving it the original but it was rusting so badly.
It took one day to sand (and I mean SAND) all the rust off that I could manage. I bought spray paint in the original colors of my bicycle which were light gray and pink.
The seat is in really bad shape so for now I just covered it with pink packing tape.
My bicycle sits in my Wizard of Oz garden and TOTO is sitting in the basket.
This is my bicycle before I did anything to it.
She will winter in the garden shed as to keep it from any further weather damage. I sprayed it with a sealer after painting also.
Linking with Beverly for PINK SATURDAY