New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, April 6, 2015

A NEW MAN CAVE

It has been a while since I have been in blogland. I will try to catch up with you all as soon as possible. I had a break while we were busy creating a new cave for my man. In the post before last I left off where we threw out 25 years of man clutter that Bill had collected in his old office.  He had decided to renew his office and also accommodate U3A students for his Movie Making Classes. 
(Some of you may have seen this story already on Bill's blog. So you can skip it)
This is where I left you last time with the man commiserating about the loss of his junk and wondering how it will look when we put daughter, Carol-Ann 's design into reality.

 Out with the old carpet and in with the new.

 New lights and new carpet. I think he's happy.

The furniture arrives.

We took advantage of the services that Ikea provide . We gave them the shopping list and paid for the goods, picking them off the shelves, delivering and assembling

Our painter was too busy to come for over three weeks. So the man starts himself. 

After all that exercise and with a sore chest he called it quits.

Our wonderful kids, Carol and Dave came to the rescue. They flew up from Sydney for the weekend to paint for their Dad. They cleaned and prepared the surface like professionals.



The pin board even gets a new coat.



They even put the furniture back for us.

Tucked all the cables in the cable net under the desks.

There we are a new man cave. Needs some pictures to be hung and a pot plant.

And the cave can double as a U3A classroom once a week.
New blinds and pictures yet to come.
(All photos taken with an old phone so they are not the best)




36 comments:

  1. Trust you all had a wonderful Easter.
    What a transformation, and I bet your are all pleased it's done and dusted...looks awesome.

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  2. It all came together nicely! Can't wait to see the blinds in too.

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  3. that's very exciting. it looks good. lots of work though. :)

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  4. That's why you needed a break ! I can understand that must have been a lot of work. How nice that Carol and Dave helped you ! It really looks great now !

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  5. Looks like a lot of work but it turned out beautifully.. When does class start? Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  6. A lot of works done but the result is amazing. It is a real before and after picture. Great help from your kids.

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  7. I was wondering how the new man cave/school room :) would work out Diane, fantastic.. your kids did an amazing job!

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  8. I was wondering how the new man cave/school room :) would work out Diane, fantastic.. your kids did an amazing job!

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  9. Looks good and what great kids you have to help out. Hope all is well and belated Happy Easter, t'other Diane

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  10. Looks wonderful. I too am swamped ... am going to take a blog break.

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  11. That turned out AMAZING. I laughed at the Carol Was Here but really chuckled at the one where she is painting and Dad is supervising. That will be perfect for classes as well. Nicely done!

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  12. wow, it looks great! neat, modern, orderly! great!

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  13. this is beautiful and my style. i like the less is more look of it and the brown wall is perfect.. super design and also super help you had. i would like the job of sitting in the chair watching Carol work.. LOL.. great job and the photos are fine.

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  14. I love the renovation. I am a teacher at U3A.

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  15. Love it! That's a beautiful new room.

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  16. It looks wonderful. I love the colors and so nice you had help to finish it all.

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  17. An amazing transformation! How wonderful your kids came over to assist. Looks like they had fun, too.

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  18. Wow what a great finished, love the way it turned out

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  19. Thanks for sharing the evolution of the old man cave into a new one. I think everyone is going to be very happy with the new cave/classroom.

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  20. What a great new look!
    Your designer did a marvelous job!

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  21. Yes, Diane, that should keep him happy. Certainly looks roomy enough. Great job

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  22. That looks wonderful, well worth the hard work.

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  23. So wonderful of your daughter and her husband to help out. The office space looks so professional. He'll enjoy being there for sure!

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  24. That is some man cave! You/he must be very pleased with the end result, so spacious, comfortable and professional. And doesn't your daughter look like you??

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  25. Brilliant! Love the warm colours.

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  26. Wow! That's fantastik ... what a difference and now a great space as a u3a classroom + office.
    lovely wall colours.

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  27. The new 'man cave' looks AWESOME... All of you did great... I saw most of this on Bill's blog ---and he seems so happy with his new office.... I'm glad he will be able to do some teaching in his office.. That is SO Neat!!!!! Congrats ---and thanks for your wonderful daughter and son-in-law for coming to the rescue.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  28. Terrific! All that hard work really paid off in a wonderful useable new cave. Excellent!

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  29. Nice cave - we should all have one!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  30. Love the room and watching the progression of the work. The picture of your daughter wiring is so cute... She is not only talented in design, but also willing to get right down there and do the work!

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  31. Very impressive and chic! And......uncluttered!!

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  32. What a wonderful new office! It looks quite professional. Your daughter and son-in-law are gems for helping you both out with this transformation!

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  33. WOW this is quite the transformation, and looked like he had quite a bit of fun doing this. Very nice!

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  34. So good to see you again, Diane. Your children are darlings to come and help out - and so professional. The young ones also know best when it comes to cabling up the electronic stuff!

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  35. No need to apologize for your boog break, Diane, as we can see that you and your family work crew have been busy with the man cave transformation. It looks great and we too are big fans of Ikea furnishings.

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