Man Cave Makeover - The Maverick

Lose the bean bags, the tacky harvest gold carpet remnant, and the velvet poker dogs painting.  It's time to makeover the Man Cave.

Recently Man Crates Gifts For Men asked me to participate in their Man Cave Makeover Campaign.  Man Crates Gifts For Men is a new company that has gifts for "all kinds of guys." Gift sets are shipped in a crate that has to be opened with a crow bar. Very much a guy thing right?  Such a novel and fun way to gift the man in your life.

So, back to the makeover. I've created The Maverick Man Cave in honor of the rugged ranchers and cowboys that live here in the West.  I shopped and made my design board on Polyvore; you can find it and all the furnishings here.

Man Cave Makeover

First I lightened up the cave walls with Sherwin-Williams Modern Gray.

Handmade Rodeo Drive Rainbow Stripe Rug

Then I added a rug of many colors.

Tiki Cordless Bamboo Roman Shade

Neutral bamboo roman shades keep the window treatment simple and classic.  No frou-frou curtains here.

Maverick's friends will enjoy sitting in this 
comfy leather sofa.     
He'll like it for napping, too.

Aram Rustic Lodge Kilim Brown Distressed Leather Arm Chair

Every man deserves his own great chair.  
(I won't tell Maverick this one "makes a statement".)

Crate & Barrel Bluestone Coffee Table
The reclaimed pine coffee table has a bluestone top.  He's bound to like its rustic barn style.

A La Carte Card Table
Maverick needs a table next to his chair for reading material and a drink.  To keep his cave from becoming too serious I gave him an amusing card table.

Amarillo Cast Iron White Horseshoe Bookends Set
These horseshoe bookends will keep 
his books corralled.

Floor lamp

Of course he needs a reading lamp.  I gave him just a smidgen of industrial with this one.

Hammary Hidden Treasures 3-Drawer Blue Accent Chest

Git along li'l doggies!  I'm lovin' this blue distressed chest with the rust colored hardware.  Plenty of storage in this handsome piece for all his cowboy stuff.

Crestview Collection Running Free Bronze Horse Table Lamp
This masculine sculpted horse head table lamp pairs well with the chest.

Cavender's 6X Cowboy Collection Silverbelly Felt Cowboy Hat
Maverick's Stetson needs a place to hang.

English Tavern Wall Coat Rack

This vintage-inspired wall rack fits the bill and will look great even without the hat.

Just a few final accessories to make this 
cowboy cave dweller happy.
Barbwire Rustic Ranch Throw Blanket
A Barbwire rustic blanket throw.

Crate & Barrel Lex Cocktail Glass

Classy glasses for this horse lovin' man.

Skagerak Dania Appel crate- Single image without content

An apple crate for holding the glasses -- 
or whatever else he wants to stow. Wanted Horseshoe Pillow

A pillow (or two) with a message only 
he'll understand.

paint horse - Watercolor
"Paints" Watercolor

And a watercolor by my favorite artist 
Dennis Reinke.

There you have it. . . The Maverick Man Cave. 
Go lasso that buckaroo and bring 'im on in.


  1. I would say that your man cave style is just perfect for your neck of the woods, Nancy! I adore the theme, but you know that my favorite is Dennis' painting! Yes please! :)

    1. Thanks, Kim. That painting is a favorite of mine, too. xxx

  2. I think any man would love this room!

    1. Thanks, Laurel. I have to say putting it together was a lot of fun.

  3. Fantastic collection of rugged pieces full of personality, Nancy. But the icing on the cake is definitely the watercolor from your artist-in-residence ;)

    1. Aw, thanks Julie. He's pretty talented. I think I'll keep him. :)

  4. Great job! I want that sofa!!!

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    1. It's a fun room, and it was fun to design it. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    1. Hi Magali. The sofa is the most popular piece in the room. I think it's gender neutral. . .women like it too. xxx

  7. I love all the pieces you picked for the Man Cave!!! Love that leather sofa. You are right it will be great to lay on for a man nap!

    1. Thanks, Kris. Right now I'd like to curl up on that sofa. Hehe.

  8. What a awesome man cave! I'l bet he just loves having this room that you so loving made for him.

    1. Thanks, Jo. Thanks for visiting, and for the nice comment. :) xxx

  9. A gorgeous group of pretty, ahem, I mean, marvellous pieces, perfect for the ultimate man cave, one of which, (your hubby's beautiful watercolour), I would secretly stash for myself!

    A wonderfully inspiring post! Thank you for sharing!

    Happy weekend, Nancy!


    1. Thank you, Poppy. :) You leave such encouraging comments. Blessings ~ xxx

  10. I think most guys would love your creating . . .
    However, my guys idea for a man cafe is hard copy paper, (stacks of it) and I can't seem to come up with a solution to his idea of, "man cave!" I think it looks simply like a plain ole' CAVE!
    (I'll keep working on him though . . .)

    1. Hmm, stacks of paper can be a challenge. But if anyone is up for it, Lynne, it's you. Good luck! xxx

  11. Nancy, I love that the crate has to be opened with a crow bar! How fun is that? You picked wonderful things! My fav is the chair and the chippy blue dresser. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Those are my favorites, too, Jann. It's really fun to build a room this way. Like playing dollhouse. xxx

  12. Great selections - the couch looks like ours! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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