Kelly C

Renovation of home gym

Corrected botched sheetrocking job; added mirrors to main wall; installed pull-up bar; painted ceiling and added fixture to create industrial look ; added gym flooring/mats; added molding treatments
Be careful with the mirrors! Also, make sure you have ventilation when using fixative for the mirrors and floor. You will need help putting a ceiling fixture of this size up--someone will have to hold it while you secure it in place. Black out the ceiling before you do anything else, including mirrors. Paint before bringing mirrors in.
This was supposed to be a 2-week project that took much longer than expected. Fixing the sheetrocking someone else had botched took the longest. We would have done better to just put new sheet rock over it, but we did not know. Everything else was fairly easy. We had the mirrors and installed them with tar. We had to be very careful handling these and centering them. The flooring was easy to put down. We screwed the pull-up bar into the existing ceiling fixtures, which we just painted black to create an industrial look.
mirrors, gym flooring, paint, sheetrock, caulk, tar(mastic), pull-up bar, lighting elements, ceiling - $0.00
The finished gym--complete with jogging stroller ; )
The ceiling fixture and lighting. Notice the ceiling had been painted instead of "finished". this was quicker and gives a great look.
Another view.

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  • Very nice DIY, really impressed!! I love your light fixture, did you buy it someplace? iT does remong me of a table top from IKEA..

  • Kelly C
    Kelly C
    on Mar 24, 2011

    My husband made the fixture, but they do have similar stuff at IKEA. their lighting is fantastic!

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