We have made it to week 5 of the One Room Challenge (ORC). That means there is only one week left. I can’t believe that we are almost done and that I have managed to survive this far. Although this challenge isn’t over until next week, you might ask would I do it again…YES I would totally do it again. However I would make sure my other life (non blogging life – is there such a thing) was not as busy (I am currently sitting on a plane headed to NYC – for the first time so excited!!!). This has been such a fun challenge but also just that…a CHALLENGE. Have I stayed up this late for this many nights at a time since college…um NO, have I almost cried many times…um YES, have I gotten bruises from hitting my knees on ladders, gotten splinters, paint all over my new gel nails…um YES, would I ever have gotten this room done without this challenge…um NO.
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 stay updated on the progress of my Beer Belly to Six Pack Workout Room Makeover click on the links below:
This week I am really excited to show not only show you what I have done but also to tell you the little amount I spent. Here is where this challenge started from. If you remember from week 1 I wanted to get items off the floor, two of these items being those workout balls. I am happy to say I was able to accomplish getting the workout balls off of the floor using one 2 x 4. When I started researching workout ball storage I saw many ideas out there from using a net, PVC pipe, to products specifically designed to hold workout balls. Unfortunately although inexpensive I did’t like the look of the net and PVC pipe and the latter at $25 a pop, was not what I was looking to spend. I knew I could come up with something that I liked and was on the cheap. After much thinking, planning, designing, hanging with The Home Depot employee, and prototyping my dad and I came up with this.
This works out perfect and I paid about $3 for it.
Please take some time to check out the other participants in the ORC. There are some amazing transformations happening out there. Looking forward to next week!