The dude vs dame DIY design challenge

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The plan: decorate mom and man caves as creatively and cheaply as possible
The players: Me and the hubby
The panel: Our pals
The prize: $300 toward a cool item for our rooms
The hubby and I came up with this quirky home decorating competition as a compromise to my desire to fully feather the nest and his to hold off.
Seriously, I think the man’s head was gonna explode if he saw one more shopping bag. And I was starting to silently refer to him as El-Cheapo.
So it’s game on!
So far I’ve scored an antique fainting couch from the early 1900s for $45. Apparently these chairs have a dual history. Ladies passed out on them when their underthings were too tight. They were also used to help relieve tension
It’s the inspiration piece for my ultra-femme themed writing lounge.
He’s going for a grown up playroom with homages to sci fi and animation.
We’re doing a big reveal at our upcoming housewarming-Halloween-happy birthday hubby party.
In the meantime we’re scouring online classifieds for free and cheap decor and are pulling out the crafts arsenal.
Let the best wo(man) win!

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About domesticpolichick

My life is a crazy jumble of sitcom-level domestic hijinks and fast-paced political reporting in the nation's capital. Breastfeeding while doing a phone interview with a senator...yep, I've done it and no, I won't reveal the name. Toddler calling a member of Congress on the cell..yeah, that really did happen. Pregnant in high heels on Capitol Hill trying to chase down a particularly grumpy senator, yeah...that was nuts. But what can I say? I'm just one domestic polichick trying to figure out the work-life balance.
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