Remember my nightmare in mid-October? I’ll spare you the photo as a reminder, my husband the master-hunter killed a 250+ pound bear.
And he wants to have it made into a bear skin rug.
Hold on, I feel an anxiety attack coming on… Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.
Okay, a sip of pumpkin spice coffee and a pet of the dog’s head and I feel better.
Where was I? Oh yes, the bear skin rug… Well I heard all of your advice and I have spent the entire week preparing a man cave. I lovingly painted the Barney Purple walls in our basement to a gorgeous (and manly) beige color. I even went so far as to paint the white trim a lovely chocolate (errr, I mean Grizzly) brown. It’s all very masculine! And new carpet is being installed tomorrow.
Here’s the deal – I don’t mess around. I hear bear skin rug, I freak out and make stuff happen around here. I can’t have that thing in my den. My husband reminds me that we’re months from having the rug actually arrive here, but none-the-less, I’m ready for it.
Well, I thought I was… until I said something along the lines of, “Well, now you have a room to lay out your rug. But you’ll have to keep the dogs out of here because I’m sure they will want to abuse that rug!”
His response, “Oh, I’m not putting it on the floor. I want to hang it on the wall.”
Me, “But, it’s a RUG, right? Wouldn’t it go on the floor?”
Him, “Babe… (he rolls his eyes like I’m just so last year) Don’t you know it’s like the in-thing to hang your bear rugs on the wall?”
Me, “The in-thing according to whom?”
Him, “Well aint you been to Bass Pro Shops lately? They have their bears on the walls, and I’m sure they pay big bucks to designers to make sure their stores have all the in-things.”
Okay, I feel another panic attack… I need coffee…
I needed an excuse to paint the basement anyway. It’s 1/3 of our home that we never use. The rooms were purple and this dark rust color. Now half of it is lodge-like and appropriate for my husband’s ruckus group of buddies to have a football watching party. The other half, I haven’t completed yet, but it will be a gorgeous color called appropriately, “Asparagus”.
I can’t wait to see that room transformed. I will be setting it up as my office. (For all of my mission critical work that I do…) Or, a peaceful and happy place for me to focus on that novel I’ve been writing. (I haven’t really been writing a novel, but it sounds better if I justify an office space for myself).
So all of this is to say that I listened to all of your advice regarding the man cave. I will post photos very soon as we progress in the basement.