Monday, April 15, 2013

Finally, A MAN CAVE for Kurt!

The challenge:  turning a 12' X 24' garage addition into a workspace that doesn't feel like you are stuck out in the garage.
Oh and did I mention, on a budget?!  
After the installation of the insulation, drywall and wiring ($560.00), it was time to get started
 We have been shopping a ton at our local "Re-Store" in hopes of finding items that would work. One of the first treasures we stumbled upon were these old french doors that were $130.00 for the set.  We fell in love with them instantly and we're going to make them work, no matter what.
I'm so lucky to have Kurt, he can really turn any idea into reality!!
Since this will be where Kurt spends most of his time working, we are going for a more masculine feel. The ceiling is being painted Sharkskin (sounds scary and man-ly!!))
Kurt was pumped when he found the 9 recessed can lights at Re-Store for just $4.00 each.
The exterior door, another Re-Store purchase, was only $50.00. We had purchased a door exactly like it just a few months prior for our basement and it was over $200.00...grrrr!
 The crown molding was $32.00 and the 2 hanging lights were $30.00 each.
  The lights were from a Red Lobster restaurant. (Fitting for the Sharkskin ceiling, right?!!)

And here's Kurt, sealing the cement floor.  We decided to keep it simple with the flooring, since paint may spaltter here and there.  Plus, it keeps the expenses down.
Next up, the machines, furniture and DECORATING...the fun stuff!!!


Laura H said...

Great pictures! I live in Morris, can I ask you what re-store you are referring to? I shop a lot at St.Vincent, and goodwill in Joliet. Have you ever been in the habitat for humanity store in Joliet? Thank you! Love the ladders too!!

Jillian Haupt said...

Hi Laura,
We go to the Habitat for Humanity/Re-store in Joliet and in Naperville. Lots of goodies for house projects at both! Plus, they both carry a great selection of furniture pieces, which I have a harder time finding at St. Vincents and Goodwill.