Welcome to the first week of the One Room Challenge! This is my third time participating in all the pull my hair out craziness where several designers and bloggers transform a room in 6 weeks. Now 6 weeks sounds like a long time, but in the midst of the madness this is the fastest 6 weeks of my life. Thank you to Linda from Calling it Home who is responsible for all the hair loss.
For the ORC this time around I will be transforming my home gym. Now in the past I have already done a Home Gym transformation at a previous house we were renting a couple years ago. Fun tip the Workout Ball Holder was featured on an episode of Tiny House Nation in March of 2017. My second ORC last year was my Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen Nook.
I decided to do my home gym yet again because it is a space that we use every day and if I didn’t my husband was going to start doing something with the space and I definitely didn’t want that to happen. I took this
threat as an opportunity to get it done and participate in the ORC again. This time around we have a new house with twice the home gym space and we will be doing much more to this area than the previous workout room.
Before we started any work on this space this is what it looked like in all it’s glory. There was a pipe coming from the wall with a drain in the floor. The previous home owner covered it up with a wooden box of some sort. I am sure you have already picked up on the the half wall wood paneling. Plus don’t miss the popcorn ceilings, a ceiling light with the electrical cord running across the ceiling and wall paper that is a little difficult to see.
Since then we had the pipe re ran into a different wall and the floor and wall repaired. The wood paneling and wallpaper has been removed. Unfortunately mold was found under the wallpaper which needed to be fixed. We also removed the popcorn ceiling, texturized and painted the ceilings and had four can lights installed. We also painted both the doors a dark gray color and spray painted the hinges and door knobs as well as painted the door trim. We also added a ceiling mounted chin up bar and relocated the electrical box to the corner so we could mount the TV for better placement with our plans.
So we will begin the rest of the transformation from this point.
So lets dive in shall we?
Here is the design board and inspiration. The final room will be different after I add my own personal touch customize it to fit our space and our needs, but this should give you an idea of what is floating around in my brain.
Home Gym Design Board
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Large Rustic Sign credit Walls of Wisdom
Fan picture credit Lowes
Yoga Mat picture credit Gray House Studio
Weight Rack picture credit Dykenstrom Doings
Gym Floor picture credit Home Gymr
Chalkboard Workout Calendar picture credit Dream Design DIY
DIY Turnbuckle Shelf picture credit Lolly Jane
Mirrors picture credit Lowes
Home Gym Wish List
- Remove and replace window trim
- Install a faux whitewashed brick wall
- Install shiplap, stain and paint
- Add hanging mirrors with wooden beveled frame
- Build a weight rack
- Add gym flooring
- Add the Ballet Barre
- Mat holder
- Bosu ball holder
- Workout ball holder
- Workout Schedule calendar (hopefully I will be able to incorporate this Chalkboard Workout Calendar into the room)
- Buy and install a fan
- Towel hooks
- Large rustic DIY personalized gym sign
- Anchor wall (use this for exercising with bands)
- Shelves for storing, books, DVDs, other knick knacks
- Other wall art and decor
I anticipate I may not get everything done in this room in this 6 weeks, but I am going to try my best. If you would like to stay up on the progress I will be doing a FB Live weekly and posting Instagram Stories for more behind the scenes.
Also please check out rooms several other bloggers will be transforming.
Dream IT and DO IT!