It all started with this old shop rack.
Every room needs a starting point for inspiration, right?
I love the look of clean light colors and shabby, chippy, fluffy girly stuff.
But the only fluff you're going to find in my house are the furballs left behind from too many dogs and a cat. With a house of boys, I have to be fair and give them at least one manly man room for every 4 or 5 (or 6) of my girly looking rooms.
I surprised my hubby by having the room insulated and sheetrocked while he was away on a business trip. I taped, mudded, and textured (cause I just love doing that...NOT), then I painted a soft pumpkin color on the walls and hung up not only one, but two shop racks.
Then I started having fun. This is just a breezeway between the garage and house so it's not very big but does have a little higher ceiling.
I hung up some corrugated galvanized metal sheets. The good old used ones with some paint and rust on them!!
Do you see where I'm going with this? Not really, huh.
Before hanging the metal, I drilled holes in it and hung metal curtain hooks here and there.
Now, if deer antlers and skulls aren't a manly touch...I don't know what is!!
(is in MY house, anyway!)
On the other side of the little room...
...a cute little cabinet to hold odds and ends, and metal crate for hats and gloves. And although the door probably caught your eye, glance down. See the little strip of galvanized metal? Keeps the shoe kick marks off the step!
On to the door. I totally got the inspiration for this from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors. She rocks!
The bare lightbulb was lonely, so I used the super easy "hanging garden basket" trick, and threw in a few little antlers for good measure. ;)
I believe the camo and orange go quite fine with this "theme".
An old black mailbox hangs on the wall by the door for, well, hats I suppose. It's filled with a bit of greenery, a few pheasant feathers and...you guessed it, another little antler.
And did I mention the cutest little mini rusted bucket....EVER!