There's really no good way to start a post out for me, when this is the first picture.
Just in case you're wondering, that look on my husbands face is:
"Oh my GOSH, she let me do it, I'm seriously rollin' out of this Costco with 65 inches of high definition, smart TV goodness! How did I win this one?... okay, if I don't smile or make eye contact with her then she won't change her mind... just get to the checkout stand as fast as possible, go, go, GO!"
I don't wanna talk about it.
What's done is done.
Yeah, so this basement makeover is turning into a bit of a tug-o-war with Cason and I. Normally we don't have many issues deciding on what goes where, how a wall should be finished or where our budget should be spent... but this time, it's different. I'm not sure if it's because the basement is the closest thing that Cason will probably get to a "Man Cave", or if he just feels like being extra opinionated about everything... nonetheless, a lot of choices in this basement makeover have been his.
While at times I've rolled my eyes or raised an eyebrow at a few of
our his "final decisions"... I have to say that it's sort of fun to have a little more opposition this go-around. Sounds weird, I know, but typically Cason is SO easygoing and agreeable, that it's fun to watch him get all worked up about very specific things in this space; like a SIXTY FIVE INCH TV or even Faux animal print ottomans from The Black Goose Design that he just KNOWS will totally "make the space." haha! I love this guy.
PS: Don't get the wrong idea, I'm definitely in love with these funky ottomans too.
Once we had that
ridiculous monstrosity TV up on the wall downstairs, I realized that I'd have to find the Mother-of-all sideboards to go under it. We searched for about 3 weeks looking for the perfect piece, when we finally saw this one at a big furniture store nearby.
At first I was hesitant, because it looked sort of Medieval to me with all the metal and exposed studs, but then the more I looked at it... it grew on me. We don't have ANYTHING like this in the rest of our home, so I thought it would be fun to try something new and different for a change. Cason of course loved it right off the bat.
Once we got this bad boy home, we had to do a little surgery on it.
Tell me he doesn't look a bit crazy in this picture...
Really, all we did was drill one big, 2 inch hole around the back of the sideboard to make room for wires and such. Then we used some thick electrical tape to wrap around the raw cut edge, so nobody would hurt themselves if they stuck their hand by the hole.
Well, after buying our new
movie theater screen TV, sideboard and "needing" a new sound system to actually make the television worth even having... take a look at what our budget left us with for furniture!
You know you wanna Pin this picture... go ahead, I'll wait.
Okay, okay, we've actually got some pieces on order, tentatively coming at the end of next month... just in enough time to save up some more $$$ hopefully. I'll be sharing our inspiration for those in our next post!
In closing, even though the TV seems sort of ridiculous (to me), and I may or may not still have some hesitation about our sturdy, metal-mania sideboard, the amount of use we've already gotten out of them, and crazy-awesome dance games and funny movies we've been able to enjoy with both... sort of make it all worth it.
I mean, look at Grandma go!
Do you ever struggle with your significant other's design choices or opinions when decorating a space?