Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Upcycled fence to backyard bike rack



I realize that someone with a more decorative bone might be able to do more, but this backyard bike/scooter rack that I came up with works well and is a great example of green living. Recycled from some old metal fence pieces, my son and I painted these iron scraps and mounted them in a obscure location for practical bike and scooter parking. Safely tucked behind a clothes line post, a cut proof chain and lock wrap nicely around them. I can't take full credit for this idea; it was a knock off from a wood rack that Becky over at Organizing Made Fun posted last summer. Ty Becky! I priced these bike racks online for varying amounts....my cost #free! 


upcycled bike rack
From Fence to Bikerack


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How I became Considering frugal

Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I did not consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I am normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. I did succeed in changing our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming where we are about to take an even bigger step and move out on a dirt road in the country where we can expand our hobby bees and more! You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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