My hubby's favorite room..{The Bonus Room, aka The Man Cave}

Every guy needs a space….

…..a space he can call his own.

One that “he’ can place his treasured possessions…

…..of his love for all things baseball.

……….and his love for the New York Yankees.

Well that’s my guy…and here I present his favorite room…..

…..the Bonus Room, aka “The Man Cave”


The pool table he chose is a Brunswick (made in U.S.A.)….

…..that has a black painted finish with a cherry stain.


I was surprised he chose this style…

… I thought he would have chosen a heavy oak or dark mahogany…

……….but I was pleased, as I love this table.


After the arrival of the table…

…..we decided to add wainscoting to the room to match the table…


We love the way it turned out!


His three heroes!..

…..all on one cover of a Life Magazine!


And here he is with another one of his heroes…Whitey Ford…

….at Cooperstown during the Hall of Fame Induction.


And of course he got is autograph….


Along with many other Yankees….


Yogi…who doesn’t love Yogi!!!…

And more Yankees at the Induction…


Another hero…The Yankee Clipper….


As I walked through antique shops….

…..he scouted for baseball this great bottle.

So there were no objections from him to go to antique shops!


He likes to collect old gloves….


I found this beauty on eBay years ago…..

…..a mint condition of a Mickey Mantle baseball glove…

……….that my hubby had when he was a kid….one of his favorite birthday gifts from me!!


And the baseball card was a gift from dear friends….



And loves to collect old baseball games…



And who cannot resist a great game of air hockey!..



A set of vintage pool balls given to him many years ago from an old friend….

…..who had this set sitting in his sports shop for years.


And this is where the guys go to quench their thirst!



So as you can see….

…..his love for all things “Yankees”..



For those players current…

…..and those who have passed on….


He will always be a fan!

Now that you have seen my hubby’s FAVORITE ROOM…..


……….as she is featuring MY FAVORITE ROOM!!!…






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  1. Oh, what a great hang out for your husband. Nice collections.

  2. Good for him. Tell him I am a Yankees fan, too. And, his pool table is a beauty.β™₯

  3. That is one heck of a man cave! I think if he were to be banished there “in the doghouse”, he would be just fine! πŸ™‚ Beautiful choice on the pool table finish, and I love how you mimicked the look with the wainscoting! Just gorgeous…and manly! All of the memorabilia is really fun, too!

  4. I think I am in love with your hubs – a Yankees fan!! Went to the stadium last year and sat with the “bleacher creatures”. What a blast we had!

    How fun that he can now go uncomplaining with you to antique shops where he can search like a kid in a candy shop for all things baseball!

    And that glove was the primo gift of the century.

    (your billiard balls need to come over and have a play date with mine)!

  5. What an awesome man cave! My son would love that ceiling fan in his room!
    Just came over from Kim’s and toured your favorite room. I LOVE everything about that room Shirley! Have a super weekend!

  6. What an awesome room. The pool table and the memoribilia all over is great!!


  7. Hi Shirley! What a wonderful space for your hubby and all of his collectibles.
    I just saw your most gorgeous sun porch featured over at Kim’s. I love your sun porch and it is truly gorgeous.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  8. Just saw your room post over at Kim’s, Shirley, but had to see your hubby’s favorite room, too! : ) I can see why he must love it. That pool table is gorgeous. We had one in our old home {but had to sell it when we downsized} that was a beautiful oak, but not with detailing like yours. I love all his autographed items. My hubby has some baseball and football items that he has on shelves in his home office. He’d probably consider that his favorite room, since he set it up the way he wanted or the garage, since he just painted the floor in there and added those speckles. You’d think it was the Sistine Chapel the way he looks at it!

  9. Fabulous “Man Cave”. Love the pool table and all of his great baseball collections. I am sure he really enjoys this room. Love your sunroom too. It is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

  10. You know that I just love your hub’s Man Cave! You’ve given me inspiration for painting our pool table. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

  11. Shirley~ I ADORE your hubby’s man cave! I’m riding down the highway and got this over my phone! I’ll be back to look at this on my laptop when I’m back in town!

  12. Shirley- he’s one lucky man. Love the room except for all things Yankee’s!! I am a red socks fan since birth- sorry!

  13. Shirley, this is a great space! In fact, it looks eerily similar to Dear Hubby’s man cave!!! I knew I liked you for some reason…lol!!! All of the sports memorabilia…awesome! What a great space!

  14. Awesome space!! Love all the little touches! My fave Yogi quote is It ain’t over til it’s over! Fits in well with my never-ending decorating and painting lifestyle don’t you think?? πŸ™‚

  15. What a great space, Shirley! Love all the light flooding in and the baseball theme… bet it’s a hit with all his buddies, too. πŸ™‚
    xo Heidi

  16. Manly room with manly color scheme that adds to the manly furniture and decor. Too bad you aren’t collecting Cub-stuff. I’d loan you my INvaluable (in that it has no value) photo of me and my cousin, Sammy Sosa!

  17. What a great room! Your husband must love having his very own man cave. He has a lot of wonderful memorabilia in there and such a great theme to decorate with. I bet that is a fun place to end up after dinner with friends.

  18. What a GREAT man cave! We will have a VERY similiar bonus room at the new house but Joe’s man cave will be downstairs. His pool table, bar, TV area, and a table and chairs. Can’t wait to share it. Joe’s office as his sports memorabelia all ove. I think he’ll keep it like that. Thanks for sharing this great room, I love the wainscoting! XO, Pinky

  19. What a great man cave! I love the pool table! It’s very sleek! The autographed items made this room very special! I can see why he loves it; I do too!

  20. Up here in Red Sox country, all these Yankee things would not be well received! Your hubby’s man cave is, indeed, his own space!

  21. Your Hubby’s man cave is great!….your sunroom is beautiful…so nice that each of you has place for your own collections. πŸ˜‰

  22. We dream of having a room for all of our sports memorabilia … and a pool table. But there will be NO Yankees paraphernalia involved, that is for sure. πŸ™‚ Your hubby’s space and so beautiful and perfectly accessorized with sporty, personalized items. You continue to prove that you have such wonderful taste and style!! So happy to have you as a personal consultant. πŸ™‚

  23. Hi Shirley,

    This is an awesome man cave; what husband wouldn’t love to escape to this fun room? My brother-in-law is a SERIOUS baseball fan; when he first got married he started a Fantasy Baseball team with a group of his friends. Now he coaches one of his sons in Little League Baseball. My husband would love the pool table — it’s a beaut! And I would love the air hockey game; I’m not that good at it, but I like to play. πŸ™‚

    I hope you’re having a great weekend!



  24. I saw your feature at Kim’s – it looks great!

  25. must love junk says

    Shirley, congrats on your feature at Kim’s-you deserve it! πŸ™‚ Your room looks beautiful!

  26. Shirley,

    We have a pool table like that. We are about to donate it to a local church because we don’t have a wonderful man cave like this for it’s home πŸ™‚ Love your attention to detail. Your husband is truly blessed!

    Have a wonderful day!

  27. Your hubby’s man cave is awesome! I bet he spends lots of time up there with the guys! And those vintage pool balls are super sweet!

  28. it’s wonderful, your hubby is a fortunate man. I send hugs your way!

  29. Your husband must be in all of his glory when he is in there with his buds. What a great space and such special treasures. Thanks Shirley for sharing.

  30. That’s not a man cave, that’s a man Taj Mahal. Such an awesome space. It is every man’s dream. I am so happy he is enjoying it. I kinda get the idea he is in the sports industry. Thanks for sharing this fabulous space. Blessings,

  31. That is the classiest man cave!! The pool table and wall treatment are beautiful and I love all of his memorabillia!

  32. Your game room is awesome Shirley! Ours has Legos all over it!;) Thanx for partying at THT!

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