Category: Projects

Kettlebell Color Coding

kettlebell colour coding

kettlebell color coding

kettlebell pounds to kilos

comparison chart from kilos to pounds for kettlebells and colors

Competition Kettlebell Color Coding:

Kettlebell Color Coding

Color coding your kettlebells can help with group classes and allow the instructor to give clear direction when it comes to weight usage. It is much easier to tell a newbie to go grab a blue kettlebell than it is to tell them to grab a 12 kg one. I’ve added bands to all of my kettlebells to help with ease of use and this is as much for me, as it is for the rest of the internet. I don’t really dig the full painted coloured competition kettlebells, I’m a bit more monochromatic, and a prefer mostly black bells with a touch of colour.

I used electrical tape around the bottom of the handles to signify which weight it is. Here is the color coding for kettlebells. I didn’t make this up, it is an internationally agreed upon Kettlebell competition treaty deal.


  • 8 kg / 17.6 lbs – Pink
  • 12 kg / 26.4 lbs – Blue
  • 16 kg / 35.2 lbs – Yellow
  • 20 kg / 44.0 lbs – Purple
  • 24 kg / 52.8 lbs – Green
  • 28 kg / 61.6 lbs – Orange
  • 32 kg / 70.4 lbs – Red
  • 36 kg / 79.2 lbs – Grey
  • 40 kg / 88.0 lbs – White
  • 44 kg / 96.8 lbs – Silver
  • 48 kg / 105.6 lbs – Black


Barnboard Light DIY

I took out the crappy builders light and created a “newer” barn board style look that gives this tired hollywood style bathroom light a different feel.

used the old metal frame that housed the lights as a template for spacing the holes on the board. Once I marked them, then I drilled out the hold for the lights to fit through. Drill through front to back.

Once I did that I had to use a spade bit to drill through from the back until there was about 1/4 of an inch of wood left. This way the hardware would allow me to push through the threaded ends so that I could attached the locking hardware on the front side of the board. Make sure that you pre drill everything. These old bar boards are probably at least 100 years old, and they are very dry and brittle.

Once I did that that just found the studs on either side of the original mounting bracket and drilled through the barn board with long deck screws into the studs and it was secured without having to worry about drilling through the wires.

I liked the old beat up barn board which I salvaged from a old barn near my house. Beauty is in the imperfection.


the before cheap bathroom light bar


The Finished Barn board light fixture

barn board bathroom fixture

The before and after

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