Sunday, July 31, 2011

Baby's Room Wall Mural

Big congrats to my little sister for becoming a mother (ok, she isn't little anymore, just younger). I did this custom painted wall mural with the baby's name and ocean theme above the crib for baby Makayla Grace Obrien. It's done with a mix of acrylic and water colors.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

1980's Simpson Helmet with Bubble Shield

Found this at a thrift store today. White Simpson motorcycle helmet with cool yellow tinted snap on bubble shield. Helmet is dated 10-83 on the strap.

Monday, November 15, 2010

December 1968 Schwinn Orange Krate

I finally found a cheap krate bike! My best find from the weekends carshows was this Dec 1968 Schwinn Orange Krate with 5 speed top tube shifter. It is very complete and original with lots of patina. I plan on cleaning it up as best as I can and making it a rider with new tires/tubes and cables.

UPDATE: Half a day of tear down and clean up of the frame. The majority of the chrome parts will take a few evenings to make nice but at least the frame is ready.

UPDATE: 1/30/11
Got more done on the krate bike. It's starting to look like a bike again. I still have a bunch to do but I am happy with the results of just a cleaning/preservation effort.

UPDATE: 2/17/11

The krate is now rolling again!! Only a few more parts to clean and install and it will be a rider. I'm very happy with how it's coming out so far.

Update: 3/6/11

The Orange Krate is finally finished!!! I completed it just over a week ago in time to bring it to a VW show as my cruising bike. It got tons of attention and I met some very cool "bike" people because of it. Overall it got new tires, tubes, brake pads, cables/housings and all the chrome has been cleaned and clear coated to prevent rust from coming back. All the frame paint is polished and waxed. I may redo the seat sometime in the future but for now I like that the bike is as original as possible plus it rides great. I plan on holding on to this one for a long time.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Early BF Goodrich Schwinn Girls Bicycle

Freebie bike from original family owner. Late 40's early 50's, skip tooth girls cruiser bicycle. It's a BF Goodrich built Schwinn in very original condition. Tons of patina and only missing a few original parts. Will clean up and be a rider asap........

Battle Beasts!!!!

Last weekends yard sales gave up this large lot of 1987 Hasbro Battle Beasts. I put them all on eBay to pass them on to appreciative collectors.

UPDATE: Sold, off to NY City!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vintage Metal Tool Box

Thrift store find for the day. Neat old metal tool box with removable inner tray. Has a cool painted on race stripe with wheelie character on the top. Tons of patina and still very useful.
UPDATE: Tool box is SOLD!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pair of Vintage Travel Trunks with Decals

Sweet pair of vintage trunks covered in travel decals (second one is hiding in background). I nabbed these at a local thrift store. One has more decals on it than the other but both are very similar. Look to be from around the 1940's or so. Better close-up pics to come soon.
UPDATE: Trunks are SOLD!!!

SwissAir Travel Bag

Found this neat old SwissAir travel bag the other day. Made from blue vinyl and has plenty of room for small things, could be used as a carry on bag. Looks to be from the 60's or 70's.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vintage Eames Style Lounger

Score of the day!! I got a great deal on this Eames style lounger chair at a yard sale today (only $15!!!!!). The wood is nice but the leather is torn and dry. It has a made in Sweden sticker on the base but I can't find any other maker marks or stickers. Could be a Selig? I plan on reupholstering it so I may find other hints under the pads. Add this one to the "to do" list.

Friday, June 25, 2010

NOS Stoprite Brake Lining Set and FoMoCo Regulator

Picked up these NOS parts at a yard sale today. FoMoCo 15v/30a regulator number 2700015 and a Stoprite brake lining set sold through Western Auto Supply Co. The brake set fits late 30's early 40's Fords and Mercurys and is complete with new rivets and instruction booklet for mounting.

Lothar and the Hand People

I saw this record in the bin at a thrift store and just had to buy it. The cover alone is just great! 1960's psychedelic rock filled with MOOG synthesizer and other trippy instruments.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Vintage Auto Club Jacket

Very cool original vintage car club jacket from the 1970's or 80's. Says "American Auto Club N.W." on the back and "Trans-Am" running down each arm. Red, white and blue colors are bright and overall in great condition. It is made from polyester and nylon, size is Medium. Made in England by Top Shot Promotions. Found it at a thrift store last week.