Happy St Patrick’s Day! I shared my love of green with you in my last post so I figured you might appreciate a little more now that I am finally ready to reveal the completed “Man Cave” which was inspired by some amazing Malachite green fabric by HGTV.
What began as a cold unfinished basement and slowly transformed into a cozy second living space and office for my husband. With lots of help from our landlord and some great thrift store finds I was able to totally turn this room around.
The first step was completed by our landlord after we expressed an interest in using this room as a living space. New windows and a radiator followed by a fresh coat of paint made the room livable.
Have a look at where we started…
And here is where we ended up… The only new purchases I made where the Ikea FRIHETEN sofa and the Ikea LAPPLJUNG RUTA rug. The rest of the room is furnished entirely from thrift store finds totaling around $200. Some of the pieces required a little TLC which you can read about HERE, HERE and HERE, but the credenza and coffee table looked great as is.In a house with no closets storage is a must but looking at ugly wall lockers is not. A full length curtain hung from the ceiling help hide the not so attractive necessities of life.
Add months of flea market finds and a few odds and ends pulled out of storage and the room is complete.
I am so pleased with the final results and you can bet my husband is glad to have a space of his own. Well mostly his own, I have been know to hide out from the kids down here when a Mario Cart marathon is going on.