Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Story of the #ShredShed (our home gym)

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook (and you should), you probably already know we have built a home gym (aka the #shredshed). What began as just a small idea turned into this massive project. It turned out so great, it was really worth all the time, effort and money expended towards the project.

It started out innocently enough. We were thinking about converting one of the bedrooms in our house into a home gym. We use one bedroom to sleep in (of course), one as an office and the third bedroom as a guest room. As we talked it through we decided that we really weren't willing to give up a room in our already small house. Besides, it just wouldn't seem right to ask our house guests to sleep on a treadmill. Since we have a small house on a very large lot it made the most sense to build the gym outside our house. The idea of the #ShredShed was born, I even wrote a post about our idea for a backyard shed gym.

The shred shed is quite literally a shed in our backyard. We shopped around and found the very best deal at Lelands for a 12x22 shed. I loved that it looked more like a little house than a shed. They call it a "painted cabinette" but shred painted cabinette doesn't have the same ring as shred shed.
This is the ad from Lelands. I wish it came with all that landscaping. 
After so much time, money, and setbacks (it snowed the week we were supposed to have it wired) the end result was much better than we could have even imagined, (and cost almost double of what we budgeted) of course.

the building begins...

Ollie thinks we are building him his own giant dog house.
The shed is built! Now to tackle the inside!
Hubby added the steps and skirt
Inside before...looks like a shed!
Dry wall is up and the idea of the name #Shredshed was born
Let's do burpees! What? Not yet?

Snow in Texas caused some delays!
Floors are going in...
Ollie pretty much approves of the new floors.
The accent wall
The finished product! Everyone works out to TED Talks, right? 
#badyogi but pretty door
mirrors and dreadmill
First mirror selfie
Hubby's punching bag. 

I promise to put it to better use than this. HA! Hey Ollie! This is the Shred Shed not the Nap Shack. 

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  1. Cute! Love all the pics in one place

  2. OMG! I want one! Can I rent your hubby to come teach/help my boyfriend make one for me?!? :) So jealous right now!! Lol

  3. That is so cute and very functional too. What a creative way to add a home gym!

  4. I love it! I love the colors both inside and out, but I especially love the stars in the shutters. Very Texas.

    1. everyone keeps teasing my husband because it is VERY Dallas Cowboys colors and he is NOT a fan -- we are Steelers fans! He wishes now we would have painted it black and gold! LOL

  5. Love your #shredshed - How do you heat it? Now you have #noexcuses !!

    1. ha ha. no heat. we figured we would heat it up fast enough while working out.


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