We are a young couple remodeling our first house...one outdated / ugly thing at a time. This blog documents our remodel projects and ideas.
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12.03.2010

Me Woman, You Man Cave - REVEAL

You might remember that I started the Man Cave makeover project one weekend while my unaware hubby was out of town at deer camp. Since it is his room, I hadn't laid a decorating-hand on it. However, I felt that the room was under used and a thrifty weekend update was exactly what it needed to make the used-to-be-storage-room into a proper Man Cave.The goals for the remodel were to add storage and make it usable...without it looking like a game room or bar. Well, I am pleased to announce that the makeover is complete.

But first, let me remind you what the Man Cave looked like when we first moved in:
Yes, it was in need of a makeover. It looked more like a dorm room with the futon, sparse furnishings and moving day boxes than a man-worthy Man Cave. Actually, the room functioned more like a make-shift storage unit and was never used. Very sad.

Project List:
No-sew curtains made from sheets
Asymmetrical wall arrangement
Graphic and modern art
Reupholstered ottoman
Storage boxes, painted to match
Pillows made from sheets - using my no-sew method

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Edit - the hubby helped spray paint the bike frame. He wanted me to make sure that I said that...



Man Cave Makeover Cost Breakdown:
Curtains              $8
Pillows                 $5
Rug                     $15
Artwork                $10.69
Asym. Art             $13
Sofa                     $149
Accessories         $15
TOTAL                 $215.69

Yes! A total room makeover for 215 bucks! Not too bad, if I say so myself. And, if you take out the sofa (since we had planned on upgrading the futon anyways), it totals $66.69. Wow!

14 comments:

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Alison said...

I love a thrifty re-design project! I'm sure your hubs loves it even more...;)

Blessings,

Alison

behind the fourth door said...

It looks great! Nice job for so cheap :)

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Love the picture arrangement above the couch!

healthybeth said...

Okay, Nene, this is great! Can't wait to see it in person.

Sofia's Ideas said...

Oh yes! I'm gonna love following your journey. It always seems like I want to do something, but I dont know where to begin. I get into decorating ruts.

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Remodel This House said...

Thank you everyone!
~Bethany

Rachael said...

Great job! We're working on a mane cave makeover of our own as well!

Lisa said...

Nice work! It looks great.

radn said...

love the art gallery wall.

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Maggie said...

i love when rooms finally come together!! this looks amazing :)

Lisa said...

Looks great! I'm impressed that he let you decorate yourself! My hubby would not let me do anything without his permission in his man cave : ) But he does have the black and gray like yours!

bambi2660 said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I made a couple of the "graphic modern art" pictures this weekend, but I used a green color, turned out gorgeous!

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