We have made it to week 3 of the One Room Challenge (ORC)! Can you believe we are halfway there and I would have to say it feels like I have barely shaved any pounds off of this beer gut. 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. If you just started following along with my Beer Belly to Six Pack Workout Room Makeover no worries you can link below to see what I have been up to over the last few weeks:
Yah in week 3 we can finally see some progress. Not that plans and clean up in week 2 wasn’t progress, but with finally something up on the wall I am feeling more accomplished. In case you forgot here is where this room looked like a few weeks ago.
For week 3 I made DIY removable floating shelves…wow that is a mouthful. Before deciding how I wanted the shelves I grabbed some craft paper and played around with placement, length, and width.I knew I wanted to put floating shelves on the wall to help with getting various items off the floor and to add some decor to the room. I also wanted hefty/heavy looking shelves. One last thing that I wanted was to be able to make these shelves removable. Since we are renting I wanted to be able to take these shelves with me when we buy a house someday. With how I made these shelves I was able to accomplish all that I wanted. I love the way the shelves turned out. See how they are removable? All I need to do is remove the outer shell and unscrew the screws from the wood brackets and they are ready for the next house. Making them perfect for renting. Also they make a great hiding space for items…like maybe some candy bars or donuts for after my workouts ;-).
Now the only things these babies are missing is some accessory/decoration love, which will happen during week 6 for the final reveal. Make sure to check back for the full tutorial on the floating shelves once the challenge is completed. In the mean time thank you for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying the ORC. I have really enjoyed watching the other amazing participants’ rooms come together. Click here to check out their progress.