Art Decor

Home Gym Punch List: This Is What’s Left To Do

Wednesdays are my “no work” days, but I did take a moment to take inventory of the remaining projects in the room. My original goal was to get this room finished by the end of February. Will I make my goal? Well, let’s take a look at what still needs to be done.

First, these transition strips still need work. I’ve decided to stain them to match the carpet, so that should be quick and easy.

The entire perimeter of the room, still needs quarter round.

I don’t want the curtains to be pooled on the floor, so those need to be hemmed. And I keep forgetting that I have a ceiling fan for this room. I need to get that installed.

The Swedish ladder has been assembled, but I still want to stain the wood bars, and then I need to figure out how to attach this heavy thing securely to the wall. That will be a challenge.

Both doors in the room still need to be painted (I’m keeping them white), and the door into the bathroom needs a door pull.

The closet area still doesn’t have lights (but the wiring is there), and I need to make an attic scuttle hole cover.

The close area still needs quite a bit of work. I need to figure out what to do with the electric panel. It has a cover to go on it, but then what? Keep it that awful gray metal color? Paint it?

I also need to get a TV to go over the dresser, hang the two wall mirrors flanking the dresser, and build shelves. I’ve changed my mind on the design for the shelves, but I’ll share more details later.

In the entrance to the room, the ceiling paint still needs some touchups, and the door needs to be painted. I also need to add the wiring and junction box for the new light, and then install the light. I want to add artwork to the walls, and the switch plates and two more outlet covers need to be painted and installed.

The black dresser in the closet is going to get a makeover.

And finally, I want to paint Matt’s Theracycle (his exercise bike), which is an off-white color. I want it to be black.

That seems like a lot to do, and if I want to meet my goal, I have six days to get it all done! I can’t guarantee that I’ll make it, but I’m sure going to try! Here’s the list in a easy-to-read format:

  • Stain transition strips
  • Install and paint quarter round on the baseboards
  • Hem the curtains
  • Install the ceiling fan
  • Attach the Swedish ladder to the wall
  • Paint both doors white
  • Add door pull to door between home gym and bathroom
  • Install closet lights
  • Make attic scuttle hole cover
  • Figure out what to do with the electric panel cover
  • Buy TV and hang it on the wall above the dresser
  • Hang full length mirrors flanking the dresser
  • Make shelves for the closet area
  • Add wiring and junction box for the light in the room entrance
  • Install light in the room entrance
  • Touch up paint on ceiling in the room entrance
  • Paint and install switch plates and outlet covers
  • Give the dresser a makeover
  • Paint Matt’s Theracycle