House Gymnasium Progress – It is Nearly There!

First issues first. Thanks a lot for all your suggestions in regards to the studio cupboards! I haven’t had an opportunity to learn via all of them but, however I’ve examine 75% of them, and I’m beginning to get some readability on what I would like. I’ve narrowed it down to 3 choices, and I’m going to attempt to do some mock ups this weekend to slim these three right down to the most suitable choice. All three choices embrace white higher cupboards, however differ on the colour of the decrease cupboards. I’m leaning very strongly in a single path, so the mock ups ought to make clear all the things and make the choice very straightforward.

Now on to the house fitness center progress. I’ve been checking issues off of my punch checklist, and I’m actually feeling like I’m on the house stretch now, in order that’s thrilling.

Should you’ll bear in mind, I ordered 4 frames from Michael’s, and so they all arrived damaged or broken. Each single one in every of them. In order that they shipped me 4 extra, and these arrived safely. So I acquired these stained final night time. I needed them to be walnut to match my WaterRower and dresser. I had already stained two of the frames Darkish Walnut, however I wasn’t actually glad with that coloration. It turned out approach darker than the precise walnut within the room. You possibly can see that stain coloration on the 2 frames within the image beneath.

So I ended up sanding that stain coloration off of these frames, and utilizing Varathane Particular Walnut on all six frames. The colour was significantly better, and a more true walnut coloration, but it surely was nonetheless too gentle and too crimson.

I lastly added just a bit bit (possibly a teaspoon) of Darkish Walnut to the Particular Walnut and combined these collectively completely. They had been totally different manufacturers, however each oil-based, so that they combined collectively simply advantageous.

I gave the frames a lightweight sanding with 220-grit sandpaper after which utilized a second coat with the combined stain, and it ended up trying very near the actual walnut. It’s not excellent, but it surely’s fairly shut!

I left them to dry in a single day, and I will get the photographs framed and hung immediately.

I acquired my neon “Sweat The Loopy Out” signal this week, and was very anxious to get it hung within the closet space. I completely LOVE it! 😀 I ordered the gold yellow coloration, however I’m fairly certain they despatched me orange. I don’t care, although. The orange on the signal (when the signal is turned on) is definitely the identical orange on my Bellicon rebounder. In order that labored out completely.

I additionally acquired the TV held on the wall, so now I simply have to wrangle the cords. And as you may see within the image above, I had an concept so as to add steel cabinets on wheels to every facet of the dresser and TV. I assumed that could be a greater use of area, after which I’d discover a place to hold the mirrors in the principle a part of the room.

Nicely, I didn’t like how the cabinets seemed in there. And whereas I do assume that cabinets can be useful, I don’t assume that I want that a lot shelf area on this room. So I’ve determined to make use of the cabinets within the storage closet in my studio, and I’m going again to the plan of hanging the mirrors on both facet of the dresser.

I do need some cabinets in there, although. So I’ve determined so as to add some cabinets on the ends of the closet going perpendicular to the again lengthy wall of the closet, as proven beneath. (That image most likely would have been clearer to know had I not leaned the mirror towards the tip wall, however hopefully you may perceive what I’m speaking about.)

So issues are beginning to wind down in right here. The largest issues I nonetheless have to do are to color Matt’s train bike, after which to stain the bars for the Swedish ladder and get it put in. There are nonetheless numerous little tasks, however I’m calling in reinforcements on a minimum of one in every of them. My mother has mentioned that she’ll hem my curtains for me, in order that shall be a giant assist. After which I’m enthusiastic about hiring a handyman to return and set up the ceiling fan and lightweight within the entry. These are simply busy work form of tasks that I can hand over to another person in order that I can concentrate on different issues and transfer this course of alongside quicker. But it surely’s getting there!