My hubby is a very lucky man. He doesn’t just have one man cave; he has two 😉 Yup, two!! The garage and his pub. And while I know that I’m not really allowed to have a say in how he decorates his “me time” space, I do enjoy making things that he can, hopefully, use there. He sure didn’t mind when I revamped some office storage and turned it into a toolbox. This year I thought I’d make him a rugged and manly message board. Is there even such a thing?
Isn’t it cool? It probably took about 2 hours to put together, including waiting for the paint to dry. So if you want to make one for your hubby, here’s how I did it.
What you need
- Drill, screwdriver and masking tape
- A piece of wood 40 cm x 65 cm (14,5″ x 25,5″)
- Paint. I used blackboard paint and a bright red
- Galvanized pipe fittings and screws
How to make a Man Cave message board
Connect all the pipe fittings to form an “L-shape”. Sorry, I don’t know how else to describe it, but hopefully, the piccy below says it better than I can. Give the L-shaped thing a good wipe with some engine de-greaser before spraying it black.
I wanted to use the L-shaped thingy to hold garage wipes, but I was a little worried that the wipes would slip off. So I sneaked into the hubby’s garage man cave and found the tap portion of a gate valve. Sshhhh, don’t tell him 😉What happens in this garage stays in this garage
Screwing it onto the end cap created a much better stopper. Ugh!!!! Why can’t I think of the right words today?
Now for the message board. After sanding the piece of wood to a nice smooth finish, I gave it a coat of fire engine red spray paint and then painted the inside portion with blackboard paint. I found this adorable sign for Sinclair Motor Oil that I added on top. That’s the hubby’s surname. Unfortunately, he’s not related to the Sinclairs from the oil company, though.
To make it easier to tear the garage wipes, I just used one of those serrated metal strips that come on the box when you buy cling wrap or freezer paper and screwed it onto the message board.
Before screwing on the L-shaped thingy, I covered the board with white chalk to cure it and added another 90-degree elbow to hold the chalk pieces.
And the valve tap is a great stopper 😀
I’m guessing the hubby likes his man cave message board since he’s added it to the decor 😉
What do you think? Does it work for you?
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Have you made anything for a man cave? I’d love to hear about it. I’m always looking for new ideas to make for my hubby.
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Or how about these super cool signs?
Until next time, be safe, and I hope you have a beautifully creative week.