Did you think I forgot about the home tour? I would never do such a thing. The blog has been a busy place lately! The DIY Action Squad (Emma, Tracie, Stephanie, and myself) have been ramping up for our YHL Book Link Party. It starts on Monday the 26th. I hope to see ALL OF YOU at the par-tay! Also, I’ve been busy getting ready to give away $100 in celebration of my 100th post. It’s not too late to enter that either! The winner will be announced the 26th as well. Share the haps with yo friendz.
Back to the home tour… If you remember where we left off, we were fixin’ to dive into the basement. We’ll be starting in the back Southwest corner: Karl’s Man Play-Room. For those of you who don’t know, we have 3 of our best friends abiding in our basement as a means to raise money for adoption.
If you don’t have the blessing of knowing Karl, you are about to really get to know him through his style. He is fun, outdoorsy, and has a focus on functionality. Poor Karl was working with the smallest bedroom in Green Meadow Manor. It is only slightly bigger than a refrigerator box. Karl’s room is hands down the most functional room in GMM.
The MLS picture:
Karl and his brother created a plan for an adult full-size loft bed to give him valuable floor space. Building the loft bed took an insane amount of planning. But it is as solid as a rock. We call it the chastity bed. For obvious reasons. But it works great for Special K. (The Chastity Bed even has its own theme song. Sung to the tune of “Chocolate Rain,” and replace “chocolate rain” with “chastity bed.”)
I totally forgot to turn off the light… I give full permission to judge my photog skillz.
Karl picked everything himself, the wall color, rugs, and art. It’s definitely him. I like the dark color. Whoever says you can’t paint a small room a dark color can just flush those rules down the commode.
Many Fifa parties happen in this room.
The bamboo art, shelve, and shades all are IKEA specials.
I really love those shades. They are slick as a wet road.
I mentioned previously Karl’s quest for functionality. Behold, his custom closet:
*Don’t mind the creepy babies in the hall. We have a tradition of hiding creepy babies in each others rooms. Sometimes they end up in random piles.
And lastly, no ‘Man Play-Room’ is complete without a hammock.
sleepover slumber parties having guests. It’s also perfect for when you want to look like a jalapeno with a face.
I’m telling you, men LOVE Karl’s room. When they come over, it’s the first thing they want to see. It’s like feeling wind in their beards. I love that Karlos took initiative to man-up his room. It’s his dream come true. Everything his parents would never let him have.
Do you have any Man Play-Rooms in your house?