Even though all the decorating falls to me I always try to keep his tastes in mind when I buy things for our home. Since he finished the basement, the decorating and finishing touches have fallen to me as will the selecting of any furniture. Of course, he does get veto power.
The long stretches of empty walls have been slowly driving me crazy and I have been itching to put something on them. The day my husband finished cleaning the basement of all dust and construction debris off I went to select some things to hang on the walls. I perused some of the local department stores that were close by our home including Kohl's and Bed, Bath, and Beyond before our basement warming party this past weekend.
I came home proud that I had found some tasteful things to put up on the walls.
|Abstract Skyline Canvas|
|Every man cave needs a clock|
|Of course shelves to display my husband's baseball "stuff" and other things|
I thought I had done good and even knew which walls to hang the decor. My husband did his usual grunting and uh-huhing when I showed him what I had bought. At least he didn't hate it. Since he doesn't usually give me any help when it comes to picking out decor, I figured it passed his requirements (no flowers and no pastels).
Unfortunately, he didn't like ANY of the choices I brought home in regards to wall decor. He didn't mention this until after a friend of his came over. After one look at the picture, his friend asked him if I could still return it because there was no way he would ever put that Abstract Skyline piece of art on his walls. The clock was proclaimed "cheesy".
THEN, my husband tells me how much his friend hates what I picked. He then also admits how much he doesn't like what I picked out either. Not even the shelves.
Now he tells me...
So now our walls still look like this:
I can't wait to see how we agree when it comes time to pick out new furniture. As you can see we just have a hodge podge of furniture downstairs (including my kitchen stools that my husband "borrowed" for the bar) which I will be reclaiming today.
How hard can it be to pick out a leather couch and chairs?
Silly question. I am starting to think that when it comes to my husband's man-cave, I may want to step back and let him finish what he started alone or at least with the help of his guy friends who apparently have better taste then me.