After a chilly but wonderful road ride yesterday, I came home and got down to business on this project I’ve been mulling over for a little while. I decided against hanging my commuter since I it’s constantly in and out with bags and panniers attached, and I was going for something that would designate a space for my bike and hold some accessories; and most of all, I was tired of painting over the scuff marks that kept collecting on the wall.
I borrowed a friend’s car to pick up a pallet I’d seen nearby, and the rest of the project only took about an hour or so to get done. Best of all, it didn’t cost me anything! I simply sanded down the rough edges, balanced the pallet on a low stool to get the right height, and drilled it into the drywall in about 6 places to even out the weight (using anchors I had on hand plus a few screws from a friend who is building a rad new bike shop in town – more on that soon). I’m going to add a cup hook to one side for hanging keys/sunglasses, but that’s pretty much it.