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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Design Dilemma - Man Cave

We'll be trying to answer some Design Dilemma questions we receive all the time.  Here's a common one: "Dear Lucketts Store:  We are building a man cave for my husband.  I love antiques and vintage items.  He can't see past the big screen t.v. and a Lazy Boy.  Help!  How can I incorporate some antiques into the space so there is a little more character and style in the room?    Sincerely,  Caved-In"

Answer:  Dear Caved-In,  Tell him that antiques aren't just polished wood and doilies.  There are lots of pieces to choose from that are attractive and functional (e.g., trunks,  industrial bins) that I think he'd be happy with.  When shopping, be on the lookout for old sporting goods items, or better yet, see if your husband has his old baseball glove and work that into your room.  Here are a few options from our Design Notebook. The pictures were taken at The Old Lucketts Store or our Design House and reflect items we try to find and buy up on our travels.  Good Luck!  Your Friends at The Old Lucketts Store.  

More importantly, what vintage accessories would YOU, our readers, put in a man cave?

If you have a question for us or a Design Dilemma that you'd like help solving, please write a comment to this post and we'll try to feature it in a future blog post.


  1. Vintage baseballs and baseball cards of course!

  2. Norma O from FacebookFriday, July 22, 2011

    An old pinball machine would be awesome, old beer or soft drink signs, or for motor oil. Old rusty tools, equipment. An old gas pump! A collection of old oil cans, the kind with the long skinny nozzle thing. Stuff some old burlap bags for pillows. Old trunk for a table or an old bench.

  3. Old vintage books in a more library/den like man cave. Love the vintage arcade game machine ideas.

  4. Norma O from FacebookFriday, July 22, 2011

    Oh yea, guy magazines, didn't think of that, cars, sports, popular mechanics...

  5. Dawn D from FacebookFriday, July 22, 2011

    \Vintage golf. Dark woods, lots of leather. vintage clubs on the wall, an old bag made into a lamp. Vintage prints of golf courses.

  6. Vintage industrial molds, industrial lighting, old machinery parts, worn leather chairs, vintage mounted moose head walls in a warm gray color

  7. Heidi R on FacebookFriday, July 22, 2011

    Gentleman's library. War paintings. old maps. globes. ships. club chairs. and of course the old books!

  8. Round the CoopFriday, July 22, 2011

    I've often pondered this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. I have a "mantiques" room in my shop. I know the video could be much better quality, but here's some fun ideas!: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=185203888175779 Vintage Rehab Furniture by Ron Dunn.

  10. J'ville Barn Co. - thank you so much for sharing with everyone. You have some really wonderful things (and ideas!) Thank you!


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