While I’m dreaming up our next family vacation, or what photo I might want to hang in my new Mom Cave, my husband is making plans for a space of his own.

The garage is his domain. And he’s turned it from a regular two-car garage to a fitness oasis. And just when I think he’s done, he informs me of his plans to add more. But I don’t complain or even mind, because his man cave is open to all. And by all I mean our kids. Which is a huge bonus for me.

BYU Garage gym, Craftsman products from Sears

Recently he decided he wanted to give his space a little makeover. A couple years ago we went to Sears and got him some Craftsman products to help improve his space: A wet/dry vac to keep the floors clean; a storage cabinet to keep his equipment organized; a fan to cool the room when we were working out and a toolbox. He had a lot of the supplies he needed, but the look could use an upgrade. And if your husband is like mine and loves a good toolbox or DIY project, Sears is offering up to 50% off of Craftsman tools from now until 6/18.

He went and eyeballed some blue paint and had painters cover the three walls from white to cobalt blue.

When it was done? He HATED it. The blue wasn’t BYU blue. I liked it, but he held up posters and t-shirts to compare and show me it was off. For a week he researched official blues and came up with a whole color scheme and design idea.

We had the painters come back, re-do it with new colors, then installed a BYU border along the top. Now it’s perfect! … Or so I thought.

little girl doing box jumps in a garage man cave

“I think I want a TV in there,” my husband said a couple days ago.

We have two TVs in the house and four tablets. I’m not exactly too keen on the idea of more screens. But he says it would be nice for the kids to have something to watch while he finishes his workouts–Giving me more alone time. He was definitely trying to make it sound appealing. And it was working!

With Father’s Day coming up I’m sorta in the “why not?” boat. Smart TVs are pretty inexpensive these days and it would really top off his Man Cave. So this week I’m heading back to Sears to pick one out with the kids, and maybe even a mini fridge if I’m feeling extra generous. In all honesty it’ll likely end up being stocked with water, snacks and juice boxes for the kids, because that’s the kind of dad he is. And exactly why he deserves it.
What are you getting the man in your life for Father’s Day this year?

When we’re picking up our gift at Sears we’ll use the hashtag #ItsTimeForDad on Twitter. Join us and do the same!

 


I’m sharing our story in partnership with Sears, however all opinions are my own. Whether you’re looking to makeover your dad’s look or where he spends his time, Sears offers a wide range of home merchandise, apparel, and automotive products and services, so you will find just the right gifts for all the dads in your life at all different price points to fit your budget. Visit: Sears.com to find something for the man in your life.

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I love Sears. I’ve always had good experience with Craftsman products and I think the Sears brand in general is way underrated. I shop on shopyourway quite a bit and even became a personal shopper for them. His man cave looks great! I think it’s wonderful that he leaves it open to the kiddos

This is great! I love seeing from your previous post that you all have your own spaces! Space is great sometimes just to get that room to breathe and focus on yourself especially to benefit your mental health! Thanks for sharing, looks great!

Ashley says:

My husband would love a man cave like that. Right now he just has the basement with his stuff in it lol

lol, my hubby has a man cave too.
We have a full gym out there as well and a small place for him to stash his tools.
Looks like your hubby is going to love it out there!

Wow, now THAT is a man cave! It’s great when everyone can get a room of their own!

Paula Atwell says:

Doesn’t look like a mancave to me, instead a kidcave. 🙂 Great idea.

Bobbi says:

Dang, I want a man cave like that! That’s such an awesome one and I could have a great space to workout in too. I really liked how he maneuvered for the tv by saying the kids could watch while “he finished up”. Nicely played!

Loved the post and the great stuff you got at Sears! I think it’s time for a little family shopping trip!

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