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This room has come such a long way from when we first bought the house! It went from being a blank canvas to a dark boring office with no real direction. And that awful builder yellow/beige color looked even worse when it was still on the ceiling with the blue painted walls. I was still getting my DIY footing when I painted the walls dark blue and left the ceiling the old color, so don’t judge too hard!
Previously this room was used as a place to put thing we didn’t know what to do with and an office, sort of. it was barely used. We gutted it so we could start from scratch and breathe some new life into the room!
I added new floors and a faux roman clay with the help of a friend! Added new cabinetry and Tyler DIYed his own cedar countertop. Then we added some accessories and decor and this is what we ended up with! This room is used so much more now and Tyler has a place of his own.
I know not everyone is a fan of the darker colored rooms. But this room gets plenty of natural light now that we removed the plantation shutters. Plus it’s supposed to be more masculine.
Tyler is a bicycle mechanic and works on bikes on the side of his full time job for customers. With his bike shop being indoors in the AC he can get a lot more done and not have to be in the garage on a hot Texas day or during the winter when it gets pretty cold out.
Don’t mind the TX Whiskey bottles, he was going to make lamps out of those but never got around to it. He did make some for us a few years ago that are pretty cool! You can see those in the photos, one below the TV and one next to the guitar. He put those amber fireplace rocks inside since they are brown colored like whiskey, then strung the lighting through the bottle and used the cork as a turn knob for the light to turn on and off.
Can you believe these beams are a polyurethane foam?!
This room may look crowded to some with all the tools on the wall, but they are all organized and this room gets a lot of use and adds to our income since he uses it for work.
Tyler picked out the ceiling fixture. It looks like a regular industrial style light, but it’s actually a ceiling fan! The blades are hidden above and pop out when you turn it on, it’s called a fandelier. The air flow is incredible!
I even added reeded static cling window film to the french door windows so he can have extra privacy and we can block the room off from view if we want to.
What do you think about a man cave being inside instead of in the garage? I love this for him and it was fun to help create!
Man Cave links here.
Next up, the guest bedroom.