Can you believe that it is reveal week? Time to show before and afters of what 150 other bloggers and myself have been working on over the last 6 weeks. If you are new to the ORC it is a challenge twice a year put on by Linda from Calling it Home where designers and guest bloggers have six weeks to transform a room. To see what I have been up to with my Beer Belly to Six Pack Workout Room Makeover click on the links below:
Here is what the room looked like before the challenge.As you can see there were several things to get done to make this room look better and function better for exercise space. Here it is now. I am so ecstatic with how it turned out.Here is what I accomplished over the last several weeks:
- Rearranged to create better use of the space
- Added shelving, which helped get items off of the floor
- Created a Workout Ball Holder
- Created a Chalkboard Workout Calendar to help get organized with a workout schedule
- Added some decor/accessories to the room
- Made a Ballet Barre
I rearranged by moving the weight rack to the west wall and also spray painted it black. By moving the weight rack I then had to move the mat over a foot or two. The weight rack now sits under the new shelves. The shelves helped to get items off of the floor as well as add some personal touches with decor and accessories. I added a galvanized bucket that I spray painted chalkboard paint to be able to write out a label that stores clean workout towels. My favorite decor item I would have to say is the “little but fierce” sign I created. I came up with that today as I was scrambling to get the room completed. It is made from a $1.50 thrift store find, spray paint and cut out letters from my Silhouette machine. I love how it turned out. Other organization involved the Workout Ball Holder which got the workout balls off of the floor to create more functional space. After much research of what was currently available for workout ball storage I ended up creating my own for less than $3 using a 2 X 4. I was able to customize this to fit two different sized workout balls. I created a Chalkboard Workout Calendar to help with organizing a two week workout schedule. For the final week I made a Ballet Bar. I thought this was a nice touch to add to the room. It is also another form of exercise I can now do in the workout room and I made the ballet bar for under $20.
There are a few things I wasn’t able to finish, however overall I am happy with how it turned out and I learned a lot in the process. I very much appreciate the host Linda from Calling it Home who created this event. Please take some time to check out the other participants’ makeovers here.
Stay tuned for tutorials to come in the following days and weeks.