Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Exercise room finished !!

woohooooo .... now I can get back to doing my whole routine in the proper place. I've been able to clamber over the ..erm..."stuff".... to get to my treadmill, but, that's all I've been able to do in my new exercise room the past few weeks. I had to do the leg lifts, lunges, free weights, crunches and stretching in the other room.














This room has been everything over the past 23+ years, from a completely air tight shop with special fans for air supply and others for collecting dust and sawdust, to a lovely big bedroom for an ungrateful teen relative, to a junk and stuff storage room....(which come to think of it wasn't much different from her bedroom..hahahha which is one of the reasons I tossed her butt out)....but, luckily it has always had a door.. which I would close when I tired of looking at it.














Now, it's beautiful, functional, and mine....all mine !.... well, mine and Gardener's ... he likes to keep me company in there... see him over there behind the door? ... he's slightly shy.
I love it ! Look how tidy ... all the cables and wiring hidden now behind a beautiful, useful bank of cupboards and drawers. Hidden tv and stereo 'remotes', some books, extra wiring, exercise info, extra socks, t-shirts and some DVDs..... alright!


















All the cupboard doors and drawer fronts were painted and left to dry nicely .... then we hung them, put on handles and also hung the tv... my entertainment while I march along on the treadmill....and my encouragement to do some exercise routines... the only thing I still want is a 6 or 8 foot expanse of mirror on the one wall so I can check form and make sure I am doing some moves correctly.


















These door faces were built by stripping some louvers out of a pair of new bi-fold closet doors.... cutting out the exact size space, gluing them into position and then putting on some trim, etc. Mr. BV invented and built them. What a guy. Sure it took a while.. we are not cupboard builders... but, we did it. It allows for some air circulation inside the space.... which is helpful for the stereo units .. some of them get pretty warm when in use. You can just see some more louvers on the right hand side as well.... smaller doors he also built ...leading to a huge storage area. I'll be in and out of there over the next week.... getting out the Christmas stuff. Now everything is back in working order and I will have room to maneuver....

15 comments:

Marie Antionette said...

Hi sweetie,Your new room is just drop dead gorgeous.Ya'll did a fantastic job.I know you will enjoy it sooo much.
Love the post below with the bears and pictures, really cute and a cute post.
BUT...I'm soooo soooo sorry about your thumb and wrist.It must be very painful.The tendons are very senitive.What are they doing and goona do for it? You may shout all the guss words you want.I would agree with any of them. I hope you get to feeling just the thing for the holidays.You take care.
Merry chrictmas Dear One
XXOO Marie Antionette

Linda said...

Wow...a room to exercise in...lucky you! It looks great too.
Sorry to hear about your thumb joint and wrist; hope things improve for you soon. I had a ganglion for about a year, then suddenly last week it disappeared. I almost miss it.......

Michelle Eaton said...

Your new room looks fantastic! You have both done a great job!

HElen said...

Congratulations! New room looks gorgeous! Enjoy it!

Sue said...

It is a gorgeous room! Lucky, lucky you to have your own workout room. I'm jealous! LOL

Susan said...

Amazing, beautiful, and gorgeous !!
Please send my regards to Mr Handiest of All Men Mr B Vee. Wow !!! You can imagine my thrill and delight that my own cowboy is SO handy - and he cooks, loves dogs, is kind, sweet, very loving, handsome .... OK yikes !! I'll stop. xo from les Gang

Daisy said...

It looks fabulous!!!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow Vee that room looks amazing. I can see you are pleased with it. After all that hard work you can now admire it and use it.
Well done to you both.

Abi said...

Wonderful room you lucky so and so! good to see some reno photos! thanks for popping by! any new dolls on the horizon?!

Serena said...

It's the PERFECT exercise room, Vee!!! I love it! What a difference the cupboard doors make.

P.S. - The heat has been tapping all my energy this past week but I hope to get a post done later tonight. :)

Serena said...

Btw, I LOVE your new blog header! Sooooooo cute!

BumbleVee said...

Aha !!! guess what Serena. you are my winner !!..... .... the first person to notice or at least to mention that she noticed...I have had three different pics up there in the header since the 1st of December !!

Maria said...

Ha! I also noticed the new headers ... I like this latest one.
The room looks great. You guys did an amazing job ... congrats! Hugs

Serena said...

WHOO HOO!!! I'll email you shortly, Vee....thanks again!

Sandy said...

What a fantastic job you did on that room! I LOVe it.