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Monday, January 23, 2012

Home Gym Reveal and Giveaway

I am so excited to be revealing our new and improved home gym.  
We have more equipment than before, but with the new layout, we actually have more open floor space.



Let me remind you where this home gym began.

The old gym was a mess and was not inspiring at all.  Those flesh colored walls...yuck!
It had a treadmill with a motor that had burned out and other outdated equipment.  
First thing I did was paint the room Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue.
Then I wanted to make a focal wall.
I started by centering a medallion vinyl wall decal I got at AC Moore.
I used the stencil Royal Design Studio had sent me to review a few months ago.  
You can click here to see what I did with this same stencil in my niece's room.  
This time I would use it to create my focal wall.
Using lime green craft paint, I painted four points using the stencil.
In the center I added all four of our names around the medallion.
 I cut out our names using my Silhouette machine and silver vinyl.
We ordered all of the equipment from Gym Source.  We went to our local Gym Source in Paramus, New Jersey and worked with Terry.  He was awesome to work with and the guys they send to assemble the equipment were equally amazing.  
They know exactly what they are doing and assembled everything in about three hours.
We now have a gym filled with awesome equipment for a perfect workout anytime we want.  
We purchased the Hoist V6 functional trainer, a Hoist adjustable bench
 and a Hoist three tier weight rack. 
 We now have weights that range from 3lbs to 50lbs.  (We had 3lbs to 12lbs...everything else is new).
We also needed a new treadmill.  We chose the True Z5 which we also purchased from Gym Source.
In the old gym we had a tube television with VCR in the corner where the Hoist V6 now resides.

In the new gym we have a flat screen television with DVD player.  
My husband and I had to run a cable line to the new location of the television.
 It was so easy to install the flat screen onto the wall using this wall mount.
I also needed to update the wood clock that was in the old gym.
I painted it the same color that I used on the stencil.
I wanted the gym filled with inspirational quotes and photos.
I bought six frames from Ikea.  I filled them with action photos of my kids and two quotes I created on my Silhouette machine but printed on scrapbook paper.

The room was really starting to come together.  Just a few more touches...


 I created both of these quotes on my Silhouette machine using black vinyl.

Because I can only create a few words at a time on a sheet on the Silhouette machine,  it took hours for me to apply it because it all didn't fit onto one sheet.  
For the last quote, I went onto Etsy and bought this one from Madebytheresarenee.
It came right away and I was able to apply it in minutes rather than hours.  I flanked the quote with more of the medallion pattern that I bought from AC Moore (the package came with four medallions).
I thought this quote was perfect to have above the weight rack.

GIVEAWAY
 Madebytheresarenee, the Etsy shop I purchased this quote from,  is generously offering 
one lucky DIYbyDesign reader a $25 store credit to Madebytheresarenee
Her shop offers so many quotes to chose from.  
Here's what you need to do for your chance to win:

1.  You must be a follower of DIYbyDesign and in a comment let me know what you think of my new home gym.  Visit Madebytheresarenee and in that same comment let me know which vinyl wall quote you would chose. 

2.  For an additional chance, post on Facebook and come back and leave a comment letting me know that you did.

That's up to two chances to win.

I can't wait to hear what you think.  We are totally thrilled with our new home gym.

The giveaway will close on Friday January 27th at 11:59pm EST.  You must leave a separate comment for each entry in order to maximize your chances to win. Must be 18 years or older.  Open only to residents in the 48 lower states.  If your email address is not linked to your Google account, please make sure to include your email in your comment so you can be contacted in the case you win.  If you do not include your e-mail another winner will be chosen.

-Judy

52 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Awesome gym room Judy. It looks like it is upbeat, bright and a great place to get in a work out.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Judy your new gym looks awesome! Great equipment and love the quotes on the wall and your names around the stencil. Having a place like this to work out makes it's so much easier to stay on track!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Judy... what an awesome room! I think I'd actually use my workout equipment if it was in such an inspiring space. The quotes and photos are a great idea! Love it all!

I had no idea you were near Paramus. My parents are from Bergen County, and I lived in Passaic Co. until high school.

Enjoy working out in your new space ;)

Gina said...

That is awesome, Judy! Your new gym looks so much brighter. I love how you added all the inpirational quotes. It looks like the perfect place to work out in.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous gym. Love the new equipment and the colors is lovely. Great detail with the stencils and the quotes. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Your gym transformation is amazing! I don't know how you complete all of these projects so quickly! I would choose the large monogram varsity letter decal for my son's room. So cute!

Lisa said...

Wow! Very nice! How convenient to have that all in your own home!

Maury Kilgo said...

It looks awesome! I might even be tempted to work out in there (maybe not). :-) I'd love the "Elegant Family Monogram!"

Katie said...

Uber jealous of your home gym!!! It looks wonderful!

Cindy said...

Thanks for reminding me this morning that I need to work out! Your home gym looks Awesome and inspiring! Love it! XO Cindy

debbie refresh restyle said...

Judy, it looks great! I might even work out in a space like this ;)
Debbie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE it, Judy! Great color and I love all the inspirational quotes you've placed around the room. We had a home gym in our old house and it really was great for all of us. Being right there, there was no excuse for not jumping on the treadmill! : ) Love the stencils; I have got to do mine. I am determined to get them done within the next couple of weeks.

Cindy said...

OK, I guess I did it wrong the first time! "Thanks for reminding me this morning that I need to work out! Your home gym looks Awesome and inspiring! Love it! XO Cindy" I would love the "Sorting out Life one Load at a time" Stencil! Cindy

Chatty Chics said...

Wow! This looks awesome! Such an incredible job!
Melody
ChattyChics.com
PS Will you come link this up at my place on Wednesday? I'd love to feature it! You could win a $5 Starbucks card for it!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Lucky you with a home gym and all that great equipment. The space turned out so professional looking. I bet you sure it now:)

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

I think your gym has come out so nice. I'm totally jealous that you have such an awesome place to work out.

I like the elegant family monogram. Plus, the laundry symbols.

Have fun working out in such a pretty room.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I am SO envious of your new gym. I have been a gym rat for many years but right now i"m in the middle of P90X so I've been working out at home and love it. No crowds, no drives back and forth. I really see the value in a home gym. I'm a follower:)

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Oops, forgot to say I"d chose the Set of 5 Laundry Room Symbols:)

At The Picket Fence said...

What an incredible space to have Judy and it looks awesome! I'm thinking maybe I would actually work out in there...especially considering our treadmill is folded up in the garage right now. LOL!
Vanessa

Solar Panels said...

Wow what a fantastic room..I would so love a gym (unfortunatly no space) I love the colours you have chosen and the quotes look great.

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

If your new gym doesn't inspire you to get up and move , I don't know what would. Beautiful!

I am a coffee lover so I would love to have the "Life's too short to drink cheap coffee" decal.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Your home gym turned out great! I'm a follower and would love to win this giveaway. I'd probably choose "The Laundry Room, Loads of Fun" vinyl decal or one of the other laundry room decals (there were so many to choose from!) since I'm in the processing of redoing my laundry room right now!

Sue said...

Okay, that room could almost make a person WANT to work out...

Even THIS person!

;)

adventuresindinner said...

Love this bright, functional space! I've been wanting to add a 'family est.' sign for awhile and the one on the site is perfect.

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Maria Elena said...

What an awesome room!
I love the quotes! Great idea!

Cyndi @ The Decorating Chica said...

Great job. Now you've got to use it!

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

OK Judy, I have another quote for ya'.. " Sweat, is really your fat CRYING!" Now. put THAT in your Silhouette!

lol ;)
~Meliss

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That has got to be one of the prettiest gyms I've ever seen. Nice job.

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It said...

I love your room! Can I come work out with you? lol The colors are beautiful and I really like all your inspiring quotes. Wow, Madebytheresarenee has some great stuff. I really like the Winnie the Pooh quote you used (I love Pooh Bear!) But I also really like "When you focus on what you want, everything else falls away."

Shiloh said...

What a very very fun room to have in your house! You did a great job.:)

Karla Medina said...

Love your new gym. I especially like all the quotes. Good motivation when you feel like quitting. I definitely need those :)

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

That's one awesome home gym! I'm totally jealous. I've been working out/running in our unfinished basement... talk about a killer to the motivation ;)

The Couponer said...
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The Couponer said...

follow you via gfc.

jealous of your gym. seems like you got everything. no excuse not to exercise :P

I like the stencil: Happiness is being married to your best friend Vinyl Wall Decal

The Couponer said...

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Judy Bigg said...

The gym project is great and even better to have it in your own home.

Judy Bigg said...

Great room, are you taking visitors?

I like the Family with branches quote.

A Hint of Home said...

Your gym looks wonderful! What a great place to workout!
Love all the wall art you did!
I'm a follower and would love to enter your giveaway.
I like the Laundry saying Drop your Draws Here!
Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great space! I would love to have a gym. I am a follower and I think I would have to get the clacker that says Enjoy The Show, since I am making a new movie room in my house!

Nicole Day said...

What an awesome gym! We do workout tapes in our BEDROOM (ugh). How I love your space. Your use of the stencil was awesome! For the giveaway, i would choose 'Christ is the center of our home'. I am definitely a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

nicolejday@comcast.net

denisechunt@hotmail.com said...

<3 love the home gym, especially the positive quotes. Wish I had room for a home gym!

Denise said...

<3, love the home gym. I especially love the inspirational quotes all over the room. I wish I had room for a home gym & I would love to add and/or win the Elegant Family Monogram Vinyl Wall Decal for my family room where I am in the process of adding a wall easel with all our family pics! It would be perfect addition to the wall space!

Kim @ One Project Closer said...

Great room makeover! Love it!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Judy, what a great project! You can cross off two resolutions in one very creative, sweat inducing swoops!

... would you like to share this very inspiring room remodel at our multi-blog "Imagine the Impossibilities" link party? I think everyone would really enjoy it as much as I ...

Here's the link: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-2012-link-party.html

We stay live until Friday midnight (CST). Hope to see you at the party!

Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...

So glad you came to the party!

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

Oh wow, I can't tell you what great timing this is! I am just getting ready to re do a room and make it into a workout room and I had zero inspiration. That is until now, I love what you did and you have given me so many great ideas! Thanks a zillion!

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

I am so following your blog!

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

Oops I forgot to tell you what quote I liked. Actually it's the same one you used! I am blabbing about you on facebook.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I LOVE it! I want to come over and work out with you in your beautiful space!
Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge! Karah

Anonymous said...

Love your home gym update! Hey, can you tell me what the blue and black mannequin-like object is? I've never seen one of those before. Thanks!

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