Monday, January 12, 2015

DIY Home Gym Makeover {Part 2}


Last week, I shared the before pictures of our garage - half of which we have been working hard to convert into a home gym! Reveal time has finally come!




Let's take a tour...

1 -- What gym would be complete without a dry erase board? This is my place to write up my workouts or goals!

2 -- Motivation Wall! The garage is not normally a place I enjoy being - so I needed to add a little bit of sass. What gym is complete without some inspirational quotes? I found these stickers at Hobby Lobby and framed them on cardstock. The frames and wall clings were an awesome find from Target. 

3 -- This area has several must haves: a basket for towels, a place to hang jump ropes and resistance bands, and some storage. This is still a garage - so I still have to share the space. The bookshelves house all my curriculum for my job. 

4 -- Equipment! Of course I have some of the basics - hand weights, kettlebell, medicine ball, ab roller, and stability ball. I already had most of the equipment - but didn't really have a place to use it.  

5 -- A treadmill is a gym must! It's a great way to get in some quick cardio or steps on your FitBit! (You can often find less expensive ones on Craig's List or Facebook Yardsale Groups.) I love reading on the treadmill. Also, my husband got a Belkin @TV a while back -- so I am also able to watch TV on my Kindle Fire while I walk/jog.

6 -- Nobody wants to do sit ups on a hard, concrete floor. We added in some foam flooring we purchased at 5 Below for $3 a square!
















 My niece, Lydia, helped with the final touches and was ready to get her workout on! {A big thanks to her mom & my sister - Jennifer, over at The Life of Jennifer Dawn - for lending some inspiration and taking most of these fabulous photos!}


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  1. It looks amazing!! I love the area with the towels. You did a great job. :) I can't wait to work on our garage now.

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    1. Thanks, Emily! It took a couple of trips to Goodwill & a few loads of trash, but I am pleased with the finished product. Definitely send me pictures if you makeover your garage!

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  2. I love your gym and the polka dot accents are my fave! I'm doing something similar over my office space. You did such a fantastic job! :)

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    1. I was so excited when I found those - they were a nice finishing touch! I am following along - excited to see what you do!

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  3. Awesome job! I love your motivational wall!

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  4. It looks really great Allison! loved this project! thanks for sharing!
    I've included it in my weekly roundup of favourite posts around the web :) thanks!
    http://angiebenju.blogspot.com/2015/01/my-favourite-things-this-week_16.html

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  5. Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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  6. Amazing makeover :) I love the quotes and the polka dots :)

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    1. Thanks! I was thrilled when I found those polka dots a Target!

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  7. if your budget will allow you to spend a lot of money then there is nothing stopping you

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