The Man Cave. When we saw this house, Chris instantly fell in love with the man cave area. He was sold. I was sold for other reasons, but the man cave area was a plus. An area where I could send my husband while I watch reality tv is a win in my book.
Because I wanted to prevent this room from looking like a frat house, I asked Chris was his plans for the room were. After realizing his decorating skills were stuck in 2005, I decided I would decorate his man cave while he was at work.
Here are two pictures of how the previous owners had the room set up:
Here is the room the day I started decorating:
Last week we went to JoAnn's to look at fabric for curtains in the cave. That got the ball rolling for a full on room decoration and by the end of last Thursday, I was 90% done with the decor. I, of course, kept it manly, but I still wanted it to be a space where people could feel welcome and not like they were entering a college party house.
Here is the big reveal!
We finally hung the infamous "deer picture" that I talked all about here.
Last Christmas I bought Chris that putting green that, until last Thursday, hadn't seen the light of day since Christmas morning. As I was scouring the closets in our house to find decorations, I came across the putting green and decided it would be perfect (and get more use!) hanging on the wall!
Chris had a broken golf club hanging out in the garage so I decided to hang it up there just to confirm to visitors that, indeed, this was a putting green and not a giant piece of turf hanging on our wall.
Chris is obsessed with his coo-coo clock. It really creeps me out when it goes off, so I always make sure it is off. On the flip side, Chris always makes sure it is a tickin'.
Jungle Journey canvas picture found here.
We found this burlap fabric at JoAnn's and Chris instantly fell in love with it! He also fell madly in love with a camo burlap, but I put the nix on that! I am okay with manly, but we are not going to have camo curtains.
This piece of furniture the tv is on was my great, great grandma's. It is such a gorgeous piece and I am happy we have finally found a place for it in the house. We looked into getting it patched, but if you have ever seen the price of tiger-wood, then you know it isn't cheap! Chris doesn't mind the worn look.
My Dad and his siblings used this table when they were little. It is a really fun piece and, once again, goes great in the room!
From the deer to the leather furniture, this man cave screams, "Man!" Chris was so surprised when he got home and saw the room. He loved it and thanked me over and over for the next couple of days.
I still want to get a rug and some throw pillows, but for now, this is better than what it was!