Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fireman Room Junk Chic Cottage!




I have a special surprise I did for my hubby to share with all of you.

I think a lot of you that have been following me for this past year and a half in blogland and have gotten to know me, know I am married to a fantastic guy for 33 years.  He is a Fire Chief and lives in my white and chippy cottage world without any complaints.  He is always willing to jump in and help me achieve my decor changes.  I could not have Junk Chic Cottage without him.  I wanted to do something nice for this man that supports me and my love of white and chippy.  He needed a "man room" of his very own.  I needed to have a space in this house that says hey! "a great guy and fireman lives here".  So I changed up my small guest room into an office just for him.


I was able to go shopping at his work office for lot's of treasures to move home to the new place.



As you can see he has lot's to choose from in his work office.  He has been in the fire service for over 35 years and has collected so many treasures.

Sorry these pictures are not the best I took them from my cell phone while at his work office.



Ok I think you get the idea he has a lot of great things for me to pick and choose from in his office.


This is my old small guest room before picture.
This is the new "man room" made just for the hubby.
We painted the walls the same light grey as I did on the Master Bedroom and then used a darker grey for the crown molding in the room.
I left up one of the twin beds so I would have the extra sleeping for when I have guests at the holidays.  I used black and grey bedding with red fire department pillows.


I hung up one of his shadow boxes filled with fire items and hung his vintage fire department signs.  We still need to find a few more old vintage signs that he loves to collect for some of the open spaces on this wall.



Got him a new comfy leather office chair.  I had to laugh because we went together to Staples to pick out his  chair and desk and the chair and desk both were from the Martha Stewart Collection!!!! Shhhhh don't tell him but I think I am rubbing off on him.


On this wall I hung some book shelves and some of his collectibles.

This is an old vintage fire bucket that Terry got at a Fireman Flea Market.  Yep! they have a flea market once a year  just with fire department stuff!  So I hung the vintage fire bucket with his vintage fire extinguisher sign.

This antique Fire Alarm Call Box is one of his favorite possessions.  He got this old box at a flea market and then restored it  and mounted it on this old fire post and Terry made the base out of diamond plate.

He searched for a long time to find a collector selling the eagle top finial that always was on these old alarm boxes. This Alarm Box also had the original keys to the box.  It was a great score and I think he did a great job fixing this beauty up.

This is a shadow box made up of all his badges from the different ranks he has been in the fire service.
I made up this wall with all his leather shields that he has worn on his helmut throughout the years.  He started as a firefighter/paramedic and rose up through the ranks, Lt.,  Captain, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief and now Chief.

I went to Hobby Lobby and got wooden letters to spell out the words and spray painted them black.





My Hero





There you have it the reveal of the new "fireman room" I made this past week end for the hubby.  He is not only an angel in my life but in the lives of others.  He has given his whole life to the fire service and saving and protecting others.  He it truly my hero and I was so excited to do this room for him.  Terry  jumped right in with painting etc. and the layout so it was fun working on this together.

Thanks for coming by
Kris
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65 comments:

  1. Ok! That is so sweet of you to think of him!! I am sure that all your readers can tell how much you love your husband :) such a blessing! I love the room! It is absolutely wonderful! I recently did a small post about a field trip to our local fire station and the importance of safety and prevention..Love love this post.

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah. It was a true labor of love. I am so happy that you took kids to the fire house for a field trip. It is such a great place for them to learn great things. I will jump over to your blog and check out your post.
      Kris

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  2. Kris, That office is a beautiful tribute to your beautiful man. You should be so proud. Blessings to you and the chief. xoxo,Susie

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  3. Kris - What a sweet gesture (I just hope that was not my guest room) for your hubby. He's very deserving of it. To have all of that shabby chic in the house and never complain, he truly deserves it. LOL You did an awesome job of making it a real fireman cave!

    Judy

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  4. Sooooo Happy for Terry now that he has his "Man Cave"!*!*!
    FaB Job Kris!!!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  5. What a wonderful room for a dedicated man. You did great!

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  6. What a fabulous way to display all the special badges and awards bestowed upon your hubby. He has quite a collection of "fireman" related treasures! I love the vintage red pail and the alarm box is top notch! You may have to charge admission to this fireman museum. Wonderful manly colors for his own personal space in your home! Well done, Kris!

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  7. Another great room you two have created together! Love every bit - my favourite is that great photo of him. Fantastic job Kris; love the bits you chose to display and the alarm box is too cool. Dad would LOVE one of those in the family room. Knowing him he'd rig it up to ring just to scare the bejeebers out of folks. :)

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  8. I love the room, Kris! Especially the curtains, shelves and wall letter words.

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  9. That was really sweet of you to put this room together for him, Kris! I know you often tell us how he helps you out and lets you do whatever you want as far as decorating in the house. I think that's great and this was a wonderful way to let him know that.

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  10. Oh, Kris! What a wonderful job you did there. I was starting to get worried when you took the bed out because I thought I might have to sleep in the bathtub when I come to visit!;>) It looks BEAUTIFUL. I love all the letters you painted and hung and I know that he is so appreciative to have a MAN spot in the house. I have so much respect for all of our service people and proud for you all that he has risen through the ranks to Chief. God bless him as he continues to protect those that need his protection. xo Diana

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  11. Oh what a guy and what a "gal" he has too!....How wonderful that you created a room for him...it is fabulous...I was enjoying taking a peek of all of his treasures and awards...My sister in law did something like that for my brother who is a retired Police Chief/Director of Public Safety....I am sure your sweet hubby will enjoy his room which was a labor of love...and we will not tell him that he has Martha Stewart furniture!....Great job Kris!!

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  12. Aren't you a wonderful, supportive wife Kris! I'm sure your hubby adores his new 'man' space. Wish we had an extra room so that I could make a library for my guy. Maybe some day...
    Your room inspires us all!

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  13. Oh Kris, what a wonderful job you did on Terry's room. I know that he will always treasure what you did for him. I respect him so much for all the wonderful things he does for people. You truly have a terrific husband.
    Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post. God bless.
    Mary

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  14. Kris, you out did yourself with his "man cave"! Extremely man-beautiful! It' such a dangerous but honorable job and as his wife, I'm sure he felt honored by you creating this for him! I LOVE the large check pattern.....God Bless our Firemen! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  15. This room is a great tribute to your hero! A post rich of love!!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  16. Just wonderful, I love the colors you chose and those curtains just make the room!

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  17. What a wonderful room, I can tell you put a lot of thought and care into this room. It looks great! And that chair looks comfy,!

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  18. What a great office...my hubby would love it!! He's in the same field as your hubby he worked his way up to Chief and has been on the job for 25 years! He is in the process of retiring.

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  19. This is a fabulous room, Kris!! Love how you incorporated all the fire fighting memorabilia as well as his personal advancement throughout his career. Very nicely done!
    Mary Alice

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  20. You are a thoughtful lady....and your hero is such a handsome fella!

    You did a great job with this room, so glad you did - loved it before, of course, but this was SUCH a nice thing.

    Well done!!

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  21. I LOVE this, Kris! Woot Woot!! You have that magic touch to bring a room alive in any style you choose. I know Terry must love this. It's a testimony to his hard work and brave heart. And you are so generous to give up that beautiful guest room which I know you loved to pieces. But love conquers all! Great job!

    XO,
    Jane

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  22. What a spectacular room. He is going to love it. How sweet of you. I can see this as a feature in a magazine.

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  23. I showed this post to my husband since he is a firefighter Lt. He really liked what you did for your husband! I told him that maybe when we get a spare room one day he can have one like that too. LOL! We loved looking at all the vintage fire stuff and the shadow boxes you made. What a great room! I bet your husband loves it.

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  24. Sitting at my new desk to write this I am moved by so many of your comments. This emotion must be from the Martha Stewart furniture. I am lucky to be married to the greatest person I know. You all see it in not only her design but the little things she does. I get to see that every day and with that I thank God for the example he has blessed me with. She is destined for sainthood by all accounts. Thank you all for your comments but also for thank you for giving my wife an opportunity to share her beauty that I get to see with all of you.

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  25. Awww. What a sweet thing to do. It looks fantastic.

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  26. Love your hubby's man cave. I showed this to my daughter...her hubby is a fireman/paramedic and they are making him a man cave area down in their family room. He collects fire items and he also is a huge Ohio State fan...she is trying to figure out how to decorate his man cave with both.
    ~Cindy

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  27. what a wonderful room you have created for your husband. Filled with special memories. I also love the gray trim, really makes a statement

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  28. The room looks awesome! I hope your hubby loves it and it is clear that you love him very much! :)

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  29. Wowza! That is soooo super cool! You did a great job for him and I'm sure that this room is going to be the room of choice for all males staying over!

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  30. Amazing!

    What a sweet gesture and an awesome job creating a room just for him. My favorites, of course they are red, the fire bucket and the fire post. Who knew there were fire flea markets.

    You are such a sweetie to everyone in your life.

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  31. You have done an awesome job of honoring your husband and his passionate career. I hope he knows just how lucky he is to have such a wonderful wife! Great job Kris!

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  32. That poor guy, having to live in all of your dreamy soft white shabbiness. And now look what you did...oh MY it is marvelous! Simply outstanding and so much fun to view!! Love it! :) This certainly take Man Cave to a new level!! :)

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  33. What a sweet couple! I just love reading about your decorating adventures that you guys do together. You did an awesome job creating a man cave! It looks perfect Kris! I love the shadow boxes and the hanging bucket! I must have me one of those! So cool. You guys need a weekend off? You've been working so hard. I know you love it though ;-)

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  34. Aww, what a sweet thing to do for him! I love it...you two did a fantastic job!

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  35. You did a great job; I love all the things on the walls. My husband has his own special room as well.
    I really like the curtains in your hubby's room; my husband's room is needing some for his room, but in brown. Do you mind sharing where you got yours?

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    1. I got the curtains at Country Curtains. You can go on line and see all the styles. Hope that helps.
      Kris

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  36. Hubby is one lucky guy! And he deserves the love you have for him.

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  37. Kris,Terry has the coolest room on the block!Wow what a transformation! I bet he LOVES his new room!You are so sweet for surprising him! Love the collection he has!You did an amazing job!
    xx
    Anne

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  38. Kris, it looks fantastic! When you told me about this room, I couldn't quite picture it, but it turned out perfect! I especially love the shelves and the fire bucket is amazing...as well as all the other personal, special touches!
    I'm sure Terry is enjoying his room-he deserves it! :) Well done, my friend!
    Susan

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  39. Wow, what a great space for your hubby! I love the buffalo check fabric you used too. Amazing room :o)
    ~Des

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  40. What a great room and a great man to support you through life .You know that is very special because lots of us have never had anyone in life to support us through life.
    I loved your sweet story and seeing the man room

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  41. so perfect, kris! so sweet that he helped design his own space. love the vintage fire bucket--too cool!

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  42. That is such a beautiful tribute to your husband and his career. You did such a great job putting this room together. We know a few firemen and a Fire Chief so I could appreciate the sentiment.
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  43. Kris, I love this! What a fabulous way to honor your husband and the work he does! The room looks fantastic, with all the memorabilia and personal collections. I bet he is thrilled with it! It's so touching and personal and filled with love and adoration. Wonderful job! Hugs, Leena

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  44. What a wonderful room for an amazing man!

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  45. Kris you did it again, you pulled out all the stops on this room. What a wonderful tribute and special thing for the man in your life. I applaud both of you!! He is a special person in my book, willing to put is life in danger to save others from fires. I have the utmost respect for firefighters. Their courage is amazing. Everything you did is just gorgeous. Love that piece he redid and how cool that he found the finishing piece to put on top. Love this and the love you have for one another. Yes, I am a sap I love, love!!!

    Cynthia

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  46. What a great room. My son is a fireman, and I have started giving him old firemen relics. I think the "bug" has caught him, as he is starting to look for them too. I hope someday he can have a collection this wonderful. Kuddos to you and your brave hubby. Lori Lucas

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  47. Yay! I bet your hubby is over the moon with HIS room! Loving the curtains and all of his other bits and bobs, a real man's room, and he obviously deserves it for putting up with all your frills, lol.

    Hugs

    Judi in the UK

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  48. This is too cool Kris. He must love it! My husband is a retired police officer and also lives happily with my 'white' house. I'd say we're pretty lucky to have 'em!

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  49. What a great job you did on this room. An amazing room for an amazing man. Good job, both of you!!!!
    Sandra in Oregon

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  50. What an amazing room! A beautiful gift and tribute to your husband!

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  51. Kris, What a fantastic job you did on the new room!! I love how you displayed all the memorabilia your husband has collected through the years. You two are such a loving couple and to show your love with a room like this, is an inspiration to all of us! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  52. Kris, that is the cutest picture of your hero! Had to say that first and now I want to tell you what a fabulous job you did. I bet he loves this space! The vintage items are to die for. Hopefully, not in a fire though. lol! That old bucket, WOW, and I love the vintage signs! Thanks for sharing this with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  53. Beautifully decorated for your lovable husband...

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  54. what a wonderful room for him, he has everything here and it all looks so beautiful and organized and masculine, he should be very happy...

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  55. I love his room!!!! And I'm sure he does too! Your hair cut in your profile photo is darling. Thanks for sharing. Have a Happy Halloween tonight!

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  56. What a wonderful post and such a beautiful way to express thanks for his service to so many. I appreciate you sharing this with us.

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  57. What a sweet surprise...how did you keep him from finding out? Very very nice and we all can tell he is your hero for sure! Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Fluster Buster party. Lizy party co host

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  58. A gift from the heart is the sweetest of all. What a great room Kris and that scruffy red bucket really caught my eye.

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  59. Awww...great post Kris!! Such a cool tribute to your sweet husband. Awesome room...and couple :)

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  60. Kris, I bet he really appreciates you creating a space for him. Love all the vintage fire items.

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  61. aww it is really impressive post. you are doing outstanding effort.
    New Leather TV Bed

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  62. I did something similar to this for our Den...it made my hubby feel very special and important! He retired after 22 years in the Fire Dept and went back to college at age 42..... became a Pastor of a tiny church and guess what he did last month????YEP! Joined the local Volunteer Fire Dept. to 'get out into the community'!!! A Pastor/Fire Fighter! =) He's 50, now and I'm very proud of my man!

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    1. Oh Peggy how sweet. Love that your hubby is a fireman too. A pastor and firefighter a double hero in my book. You should be so proud. Thanks for coming by. Hope you see this since you are a no reply blogger I could not email you back. Sorry.
      Kris

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