I am so excited to announce Week 1 of the One Room Challenge (ORC). If you are new to this challenge it occurs twice a year in Oct and April. This event involves 20 designers that are challenged to transform a space in 6 weeks. Along with the designers, bloggers like myself are also invited to participate in the challenge and also makeover a space. The designers post their progress on Wednesdays and the bloggers post their progress on Thursdays. Come and join in on the fun and watch as several bloggers lose sleep, their hair, and probably their minds over the next several weeks to complete their rooms on time. But it will all be on social media so you will only see the best of us right? 🙂 The final room reveals will be on November 11th and 12th. Much thanks to Linda from Calling it Home who is the person behind the ORC. To see my previous weeks click on each week below:
I have been anxiously waiting to participate in the ORC. I was super excited that this time around I was able to join in all the fun. I have passed it up a couple times but I am ready for it now. So bring it!
For my ORC I have decided to transform my work out room. Since we are are currently renting we are somewhat limited to certain alterations I can make to the room. However I still feel that I can make this a functional, comfortable, and beautiful space to welcome me every morning.
I have cleverly titled this challenge Beer Belly to Six Pack. My hope is that by the end of 6 weeks I will have achieved 6 – pack type results. So let me introduce you to my home for the next 6 weeks…my workout room. Gosh I didn’t realize how sad this room looked until I saw these pictures.
Here is some information about this space. My workout room is located in our basement. There is no natural light and very low air flow. At its longest length it measures approximately 15 ft and 5 ft wide. Usable space for workouts is approximately 12 feet x 5 ft. There are high ceilings measuring 9 ft.
Here are two of the areas that need cleaning up, rearranging, and organizing. Great spot for the TV remotes right?Fitness is very personal to me and therefore so is my workout room. I feel blessed that I have the ability to run, hike, lift weights, jump, kick, punch, squat, etc. and fitness is transformational in itself; it changes peoples lives. There are many inspirational stories about people overcoming many obstacles in their life through the avenue of fitness. I hope to share this inspiration, motivation, and life changing properties of fitness through the transformation of my workout room.
My goals for this space:
- Organize – make the space more functional for workouts, which involves bringing items up off of the floor and somehow putting them on the wall; such as magazines, weight bands, sweat towels, workout balls, and a fan.
- Add shelving – to help place items like the TV remotes, workout videos, books and add some decorative items.
- Gallery wall – A space that has pictures, word art, typography, and/or quotes that adds interest creates a welcoming, inspirational and motivating place to work on that 6 pack :-).
- To add color in certain spaces – gym equipment can be mostly colorless and “hard” looking metal material. With the decorative items and gallery wall I am hoping to add color to make the space more inviting.
- Budget – I would like to stay around $300 – $350. I feel if I put a budget to this room it encourages me to think outside of the box and be creative with my space.
- And… anything else I decide to come up with at the last minute to add more stress to this project. Yes last minute thats just how I roll.
Check out my Inspirational Board and click here for my Pinterest Workout Room Board. You might be wondering what the chains are for…check back weekly and you will soon find out.
I hope to accomplish all this as listed plus will be out of town twice during this time and having out of town guests…whew there will be some late nights coming up.
Thank you for stopping by and letting me share my space. Please check back each Thursday to follow and watch the space transform. You can also follow my progress on social media. Please take some time to check out the other ORC participants and cheer us on towards transformation victories!
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