A Muscle Tee and Making a Man Cave
Remember that Chuck Norris t-shirt pillow that I made for my husband's "man cave" recently?
Chuck's got some competition.
My husband had this great idea that we would collect manly-man t-shirts so he could have a whole collection of pillows on his sofa. I'm totally into that! What a cool idea. So we scored this tee with Arnold as Conan the Barbarian. Perfect.
(But Norris could totally take him.)
Right now we're looking for t-shirts with Bruce Lee and Mr. T. Then maybe we'll throw a Mr. Rogers in the middle just for fun. :o)
"Muscle tees" (haha) aside, it has been so hard to come up with a decorative theme for My husband's room. He's asked for my help, I'm not being that psycho wife who has to have decorative control over every area of the house, but neither of us can quite pin down what we want to do. And when you throw in the fact that we're not really spending money on the re-do, it's quite a brain stumper.
The man room is downstairs in our finished basement. It has a nice "almond cake" light-tannish color on the walls and...blue industrial carpeting. Our furniture is totally hodge-podge with one jewel of a wood framed sofa that my father made in the 70's. I love vintage anyway, and I think my husband is liking it too, so maybe play off the sofa with a mix of mid-century and 70's with some organic elements...? He also likes really formal stuff too sometimes. Hmm.
I tried to go online and find some inspiring photos (love doing that!) and this is what I think it needs:
A nice sofa. Which we kid of already have. Good.
Some unique lighting.
Walmart lamps just don't cut the mustard in this kind of a room, you know?
Maybe a pop of orange?
Pillows for the guest bed. It's so hard to find a stylish throw pillow for a guy!
And some art that represents my husband's personality. Like how he's always reading a book.
How he is loving in the truest sense.
He loves bridges.
And Starry Night.
Then we need to throw in some personal elements.
A few things I loved:
This leather journal. For some reason I always associate leather books with manliness.
Cologne. Because smelling badly, while very manly, is never a good thing.
I'm not sure who this guys is, but he's in a Seattle Super Sonics jersey. That could be good or bad in my husband's man cave. (He's still mourning.)
A wood iPhone dock. We don't have iPhones, but...look how pretty it is!
And, last but not least, something totally random. I mean, who has a book with this title?? I guess if you live in Canada it's not so random...
So what would you even call that kind of style? "Totally random"? I guess it's just "whatever you love" style. My whole house is turning into that. I love it! :o) It's nice being surrounded by things that make you smile rather than things you think other people will approve of. After all, style is in the eye of the beholder, right?
Have a great day, wherever you are. I hope things are going well for you.