Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Work in Progress Continues.....

March 4Th -

Day 4 of the Man Cave make over and I'm still not done.. but here are a few pictures of it in progress. I'm not sure what the previous owners had intended this room to be, but I can think of so many possibilities for it. Mud Room, Laundry Room, Office, Breakfast Nook, etc...., but as usual the guys have taken it over so it is now the "MAN CAVE". I am definitely out numbered 3-1 in this house. ha ha...

This is a view entering the "Man Cave" from the back door. The window next to the computer table opens into the kitchen. I don't know if you can notice the square in the wall under the window, but that is where the hookups are for the washer that isn't hooked up to the plumbing. I'm not sure why it wasn't ever finished.

Here is a view of the doorway that enters into the kitchen. (Sorry about the unsightly hot water tank. Working on a door to cover it. ) I would love to remove the carpet and make a tile path from the back door up this step into the kitchen area. As you can see, the guys track in a lot of mud and I have to shampoo the carpet often. This door way was the original back room to the home before the add on. Wasn't ever ready finish correctly. Hope to add that to the honey do list. That pretty well covers the south wall.

Now for the East Wall

The computer desk was sitting under the window, but didn't really fit under it ,
so we moved it across the corner and it really opened up the space.

Here is the door that opens up on to our patio. For extra privacy, I found these curtains to hang.
I have two so that they can be pulled open and access the door easily.
I hung them on a wooden rod. I want to get some curtain rings to hang them by. I think it will help open and close them when needed.

My mom gave us this bookcase years ago and it matches his computer desk so I balanced out that wall by placing it at an angle across the corner also. I just need to finish sorting the books.
The black shelf was placed when I thought it would be my office and I haven't decided if I want to take it down or not. Maybe I need to repaint it another color, what do you think?

I have hung a wooden coat rack that my hubby made years ago on the left wall. I've thought of placing a bench under it for the guys to take of their boots.
As you can see it is a work in progress, hubby has to finish putting up the crown molding and baseboard that was never put in and re trim the doors and windows.
One day at a time and one room at a time.
Open to any comments or suggestions you have.
Have a wonderful day,