Younger siblings, they always get the hand-me-downs, while too often the older one is taken off to select a new item. Such was the case when Isabella outgrew her bike, which just happened to be the size Max needed. Luckily it wasn't pink or purple, and it is a great bike in perfect condition...but still! So I promised him we'd give it a new paint job, to make it his.
After removing the seat and front wheel, the parts we didn't want to get sprayed were covered with lots of paper and tape.
Max is a huge Oregon Ducks fan, so of course he selected green and yellow paint during a visit to the hardware store. First a layer of yellow was sprayed...
...and after the paint dried, paper was wrapped around the larger areas to remain yellow, while a few details were blocked out with tape!
More painting, this time with green, and then a long wait. A whole day. It was torture.
But finally we all pitched in to unwrap the bike. "It's like opening a present, but a lot harder!", Max said.
Lots of paper, lots of tape, lots of little pieces of tape to remove. But it was worth it.
Happy, proud Max. It's now his bike!