The Making of A Man Cave: Before

September 19, 2010

One of the reasons we loved this house was because of the great basement – a mini kitchen area, full bathroom and third bedroom/office/workout space/sewing room. It took us a whole year, but it’s finally time to use it! Oh well, Allen and I knew it would be good for football and movie watching so we were excited to get to work on it sometime in the winter, when the weather was yucky and we couldn’t enjoy being outside. All of a sudden around the end of July, Allen realized that football season was almost here and we simply could not wait until winter. So the “Man Cave Project” was quickly moved up to priority #1 on our never-ending list of house projects.

First came color selection. I love the color brown and Allen wanted it dark and cozy, so it was easy to narrow it down. We chose the middle one, Valspar Caramelized Onion.

The man we purchased our house from so generously left us this large entertainment center. We quickly realized it was not out of the goodness of his heart, rather it was because this thing is nearly impossible to move.

I did take advantage of my one opportunity to cozy up the raw testosterone of the Man Cave. A family photo wall, of course…

…will live on this wall:

[That lovely entry-way piece was my anniversary present from my sweet husband. But I was mad at it that day for needing to go up and down the stairs about 4 times as we decided what to do with it.]

This is the uber-messy, embarrassing before photo of the third bedroom/sewing room/workout/whatever room. [If you’ll notice, the tags are still on those dumbbells. Oops! Teehee.] But this is a really fun room anyway.

Isn’t that a funny little nook above the bed right there? We’re not sure why it’s there, but I love it. It’s just asking for something cute and special to define it as a useful space.

[Here’s a clue for what I decided:]

Almost-finished Man Cave photos to follow!

Copyright Whitney Curtis 2010-2013

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