The dude vs dame DIY design challenge

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!


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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