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A Garage Collage October 5, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Home & Garden, People.

The other day, while riding around the neighborhood admiring what Hurricane Irma has done with the place, we spotted the wall of a garage being used as a “Man Cave Collage.”

On the interior wall facing the street, the owner had hung framed photos, framed certificates, posters, signs, etc., in a pleasing array.

Over the door leading into the house, we noted a single-word sign:


That one word put most of the rest of the display in context.  At least in the fertile ground of my imagination:

After retiring to Florida, Coach still wanted to host a display of winning teams, trophies, and newspaper accounts of championship outcomes on the wall, as he had in his office for 40+ years, but . . . his wife didn’t like the idea of turning their villa into a Sports Museum (or Mausoleum).

Wanting her hubby to be happy, Coach’s wife told Coach he could hang anything and everything he wished on the walls of his Man Cave.

The result:  A Garage Collage!

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. joyroses13 - October 5, 2017

That’s one way to do it! Who would have thought of decorating a garage! 🙂

nrhatch - October 5, 2017

BFF just finished painting the interior of our garage ~ white walls, gray floor. DONE! No decorating required. 😀

joyroses13 - October 5, 2017


2. Rainee - October 5, 2017

Good one Nancy! In the retirement village where I live there are a lot of people who multipurpose their garages. One can even have ukulele lessons from a neighbour down the road 🙂

nrhatch - October 5, 2017

We put an offer in on a house in River Strand ~ the HOA docs spelled out, in no uncertain terms, that garages were for parking cars and trash cans.

I can hear them now: “No ukulele lessons allowed!” 😀

Rainee - October 6, 2017

What about banjos? 🙂

nrhatch - October 6, 2017

Well . . . OK. But NO drums!!!

3. Kate Crimmins - October 5, 2017

As long as everyone is happy!

nrhatch - October 5, 2017

Happy . . . or a reasonable facsimile thereof. 😀

4. Jill Weatherholt - October 5, 2017

I’ve always wanted a woman cave. 🙂

nrhatch - October 5, 2017

Many assume that a “woman’s cave” is the kitchen! Not me, baby. My home office / art studio / writing nook = my “mind cave.”

It’s where I can take flights of fancy! 😀

Jill Weatherholt - October 5, 2017

Not me either, Nancy! 🙂

5. mybeautfulthings - October 5, 2017

We all need a cave! 🙂

nrhatch - October 5, 2017

A nook we call our own!

6. Ally Bean - October 5, 2017

That’s perfect. All those trophy-type certificate thingies belong in a garage. Closer to the trash cans when the time comes to throw them out!

nrhatch - October 5, 2017

Haha! You’ve got the right idea, AB. “Less is MORE!”

7. Behind the Story - October 5, 2017

A good solution. We all have different preferences for an environment that makes us feel comfortable.

nrhatch - October 5, 2017

Yes. It’s where “coach” can enjoy it without overpowering the living area of the house.

8. Joanne Sisco - October 5, 2017

I’ve seen garages like that … but usually it’s on the inside, not the outside 🙂

nrhatch - October 5, 2017

Oh, this collage is on the inside wall . . . only visible when the garage door is open.

Joanne Sisco - October 7, 2017

Ahhh – that makes more sense. I was wondering how all the memorabilia survived the elements!

nrhatch - October 7, 2017

I’m glad you spoke up ~ I just reworded the 2nd paragraph to clarify that his memorabilia is on the interior wall facing the street.

9. L. Marie - October 6, 2017

Some friends of mine use their garage to host art shows. It’s really impressive. They usually hang five or six paintings in the garage, then invite about 70 of their friends. They have a great garage!

nrhatch - October 6, 2017

That sounds like a cool idea.

One year at the Holidays, I turned our garage into a smoking lounge because the temps were frigid outside but I didn’t want guests at the party smoking in the house. We set it up with tables, space heaters, ashtrays, music, etc. It worked great.

10. Debra - October 10, 2017

That’s actually quite clever! I think this is an idea that might catch on!

nrhatch - October 11, 2017

Every time we’ve downsized, I’ve de-framed photos and certificates to keep the numbers manageable . . . instead, we could have started an art gallery in the garage! 😀

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