K WILSON DESIGN 6-Week Challenge

So, I've seen this concept on various blogs on the Internet and thought -- why not do a 6-week one room challenge?  It's not enough with a full time corporate job, busy summer activities with the kids, getting asked to do design plans, etc.  I like to LOAD IT ON. The benefit though is that I am participating myself -- which hopefully will lead to at least one room that passes the 90% finished mark.

I think I may be the only challenger... which helps keep expectations low.  I've decided to work on my home exercise room, which is part of the Project Down Under - for more info, check out these posts here, here, or here.

The other rooms in the basement really have too many high tickets items that require a build-up of funds or a big fat commission check -- so I am making do with the least complex (read: cheapest) of them all. (update: we are getting CLOSE!)

I took some really poor photos of the “before”.  It's a windowless room so I plan on trying to incorporate as many mirrors and reflective surfaces as possible.

workout room doorway

There is a little nook in the back corner that needs some light and inspiration. It’s a sad lonely space now.

workout nook

The back wall is bare for now but will eventually have cabinets built-in that back into the crawl space.  I really shouldn’t hang anything heavy on this wall since it’s just dry wall.

workout back wall

The other wall has 2 access panels for pipes and water shut-off.  I’d like to hang something over the top panel but still ensure it lines up the best way on the wall.

workout room panel wall

So, my list for this room:

  1. light(s) for back corner
  2. Bulletin board for inspiration and work-out reminders (i.e. glute activation exercises!)
  3. Art & decor tidbits
  4. Mirror(s) (to check FORM and bounce light...NOT to see the large amount of rolls or how horrible my curly hairs looks during a sweat sessh.
  5. Organization

I think I only have 3 weeks to go which means I am behind the ball.  Want to join NOW and see what you can do in 3 weeks?!

Wait until you see my husband’s TV contribution… that’s next.



I'm Back and a Moodboard!

It's been EONS since I've been here.  I don't even know if ANYONE reads this.   Anyone? ( I refuse to do the "Bueller" bit.  Shit, I just did it...).

Anyway, in April I took a new job (same company) and my creative mojo has significantly dwindled.  That's a post (and some psychotherapy) for another day.  There have been a few things I have worked on here and there, but I typically post on my Facebook page.

I did get one thing done -- and that is a living room mood board and shopping list for our friends' parents.  I am really excited to see this room completely done!  The client already had the dark color on the walls and the white leather sectional so I just pulled some other key pieces and some art.   I know she has already purchased many of the items and is hoping to have it done for a few holiday parties.  (Minus, of course, that last 15% of layering that has to be done over time!).

My jumping off point was the little watercolor found here.  I sorta want it for me-self.

Lorenz Living Room_version 2.0

These clients live over an hour away so I hope to stop by around Christmas time to take an after picture!

Seriously, someone leave me a comment to let me know if anyone is still around or if I should shut this puppy down! :-)