Monday, May 7, 2012

The tough little "man" room.

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 guessed it, another little antler.

 And did I mention the cutest little mini rusted bucket....EVER!


  1. You did a wonderful job with this space, Cassie! I love the galvanized and that light fixture is really great! I have a couple of those shop racks...I'm inspired to use them somewhere!

  2. I love it all--but that rusted, corrugated metal just makes me melt--I love where you have used it!

  3. Wow! I Love the room, you did an awesome job. Love the corrugated metal and the shop racks and the light fixture, oh heck...I Love it all!

  4. I love the rusty metal above the door! That looks awesome! Great project!

  5. Hey! Love the metal! I'm not an antler lover, but dang, they look pretty darn cool! The light fixture is awesome and your wall color looks so warm...good job, woman!


  6. Love this! I would enjoy something like this if I had a room--we live in a cabin so this would work beautifully. Such great use of the rusty metal.

  7. This is a great BOYS the galvinized! I bet they love it too...
    Happy Mother's Day!

  8. Just found you yesterday and absolutely love the addition of rust and the sheds you have placed around your space. My husband and I love hunting and in the spring we also shed hunt, so our house is full of dropped antlers. I'll be looking for a ceiling medalion and plant basket so I can adorn a couple of my lights the same way. Do you have a post just on the light and how you hung it. If sure would be handy to have one for reference.
    thanks and I look forward to your posts

  9. Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful

  10. OMG! Love love love. Is there no end to your creativity, cleverness, wit, and charm?! (I'll answer that with a big tall N-O!) Love this.

    Love love.

    I need to adopt you for awhile. Or kidnap you...whichever you prefer. Or how about I just chain myself up downstairs for awhile, and you can do whatever you'd like to my house?! Deal?


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