A look around

To honor all the dads out there for Father's Day, I wanted to share some love with you regarding my hubby's "Man Cave"(love you honey).

In my research on man caves here's what I found: 

A man cave, sometimes a mantuary or man space, is a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or a basement.  It is not a cave but rather a metaphor describing a room inside the house, such as the basement or garage or attic or office, or outside the house such as a wood shed or tool room, where "guys can do as they please" without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about house decor or design

Now here's where we come in ladies.....while a wife often has substantial authority over a whole house in terms of design and decoration, she generally has no say about what gets "mounted on the walls" of a man's personal space. Since it is generally "accepted that women have the rest of the house to decorate, including the closets," a man cave or man space is in some sense a reaction to feminine domestic power.  While the term man cave has connotations of retreating to a more primitive primal place, the term man space has been used which doesn't have the negative connotations. source

Here's Mr. B back in the day playing his first acoustic guitar.  His love of music
started from a very early age when he had to practice piano daily.
Here's your initial view when you open the door to the basement.  I have to
admit he really did a great job with accessorizing and utilizing the wall space.
The signs are vintage, metal Fender and are cool!  He hangs his guitars as art too. 

Just a couple guitars down in the man cave and to date I have no clue how many he has....20 something?

Enough said

This is the wall coming down the staircase, the prefect amount of red.  I found these
pictures years ago at Bed Bath and Beyond for $3.00 a piece on clearance.  They're
old concert bills.  Again, he really impresses me with his decorating, well I helped! 

Yes, we have the official sign "Man Cave", couldn't resist. Found it at Hobby Lobby.

Here's just one stash of guitar picks.  I find them all over the house, even
in the washer.  He carries them in his pockets all of the time.

More picks, but this one really stood out to me.

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
 Romans 10:13

Not pictured on this post is the matching furniture, non-matching recliner, big TV, and the Wii system down in the man cave and is used by all.  Thanks for sharing your man cave with us!! 

*Linking up at At the Picket Fence


  1. What a great and timely post, Andrea!! There's just something about musicians that make the girls swoon! ;) I love the posters!

  2. I know my Man loves his music. He just bought these mind blowing speakers...they are not in a man cave though they are in our FAMILY ROOM lol. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  3. What a great man cave, I just love it....my hubby's is full of sports memorabilia, a pool table, and yes, a very large TV!
    Marianne :)

  4. My husband had sort of a man cave in our basement. Now it's so full of stuff that it's unusable. I sucked it up and sorted through some of it last summer but didn't make much progress. Maybe when I retire...love the pic of your husband on his front stoop. Classic! My son was in Bloomington last Friday to play in some sort of golf tournament qualifier...not sure the name of the course though. Have a great week!

  5. My husband would love to have a man cave like that! He does have the "big" TV in our finished basement but that's about it.

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  6. Oh wow! My husband and son would be so jealous to see all those fabulous guitars! We still have the old Martin my husband played for me on our first date a looong time ago.


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