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The Final Frontier

We’ve put it off for long enough and now it’s time to conquer the final frontier – the man cave. Every other room in the house is finished.  Well, nothing is ever finished and every room in the house still needs some sort of attention.  K just asked me yesterday if I was ever going to paint around the light switch cover, which has needed touching-up for two years now.  However, every other room is at least presentable to guests and decent enough in which to dwell.  Not the man cave/rumpus room, though.  It’s a little scary in there.  Here it is today, in all of its glory, when looking in from the entrance from the family room.

Here it is looking toward the family room.

Yikes!  How could we have ever let it get to this point?  The sad thing is that we have a fairly large storage area behind the laundry room that’s mostly empty and for STORING things.  We’ve been too lazy to actually store our stuff.  Instead, we’ve just thrown crap in a big pile, out-of-the-way, figuring we’d eventually do something about it.  Well, now we’ve publicly declared that this will be finished by October 6, the date J’s aunt comes for a visit.  She’s never been to our house before and we’re using her visit as a catalyst to finally start work on the man cave.  I’m one of those people that works better on a deadline because I can be really unmotivated at times.

We did get some paint off the mis-tint shelf at Lowe’s.  It’s a nice, slightly darker orange, similar to what we used for the computer nook.  Given my history of underestimating the amount of paint I’ll need, we went ahead and bought it because it will work in this area and it was only $5.00 for a gallon.  It was originally marked at $32.98 a gallon, so I feel okay taking a chance on $5.00 paint.  Plus, when you see a color that you need, you’d better grab it because it will not be there the next time you go back.  Too many people know about the mis-tint shelf now.  Actually, it was J that suggested we check there the last time we were in Lowe’s.  He’s ready to get the bar area ready to rock-n-roll this winter.

I’ll keep you posted on the progress.  Wish me luck!


About sugarshellandbutterknife

I am a work-at-home mother of two, daughter K who is 16 and son N who is 12. I live in a 1956 mid-mod ranch with my children and the love of my life, J. We're slowly renovating our house on a budget and love all things DIY. I hope to make this a place where frugal-minded folks like myself can exchange ideas, gain inspiration and find encouragement to tackle whatever life throws our way.

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