It all started with an infomercial.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I used to be addicted to infomercials. Bad. I may or may not have several useless items to make my life “simpler.”
One night I was up late feeding Evelyn. And as the middle of the night would have it, I got sucked into the devil’s circle of infomercials. Had my wallet been near me, I would have paid $414.44 on the spot. I said to myself, “In the morning I shall.”
But then I woke up. And I said, “I’m ridiculous.” And I knew I could build a barre. And the lovely Heidi found a great barre work out on Amazon, with great reviews.
How could I possibly get in shape in such a wrecked room?
My goal was to get this room in shape (see what I did there?) before the workout video arrived.
This black-green was Karl’s doing if you remember. And it was my task to undo it.
So. much. primer.
I wasn’t initially going to paint the ceiling. Until I realized how yellowed time had made it. It’s like time peed all over the ceiling. So I fixed that while I was at it.
2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint later, it was fun time.
I measured the wall to calculate a grid. Us Utahns are good at the grid system!
Then, I used the grid to connect the intersections to create triangles.
Using a pencil and a level, I lightly drew the grid and triangles on the wall. (I had to really darken the contrast in the picture for it to even show up.)
I taped, using FrogTape. (This is unsponsored, just my honest preference!)
I used Sherwin-Williams sample sizes. The colors left to right are:
Jersey Cream, Taupe Tone, Aquatint, Ardent Coral, Papaya, Gaity
After I had 2 coats of paint on those triangles, I untaped them, and taped the remainder.
And just like that, it was done!
It’s such a beautiful, bright, and happy place to be. I’m definitely inspired to work out here!
This is Buster’s take on working out.
Evelyn loves to be in her swing in the exercise room. She stares at the pattern on the wall, and the sound of the treadmill is soothing to her. Happy baby=happy mama.
My old view while running was quite the drag. The new view is one I could get used to.
More on the DIY barre soon. I will save you, like I saved myself, from the
inner ring of hell addiction to infomercials.