So, my boyfriend recently got his first apartment, and he's going to be moving in within a few weeks. I found Crafster while searching for ideas of things I could make him for it. It's been a little overwhelming because a) there are so many good ideas, but b) many of them are a little on the feminine touch side.
I was just wondering if anyone had some ideas about a couple things. Firstly, all he has for seating right now is an (ugly) blue leather love seat. I've never made a slip cover, but I don't think I can just because it doesn't have cushions (not separate ones) and it's a weird shape. Also, I can't just staple it, because it's his mother's and she probably wants it left in usable condition (though I can't imagine why :p). He also has a matching blue leather chair with metal arms and base.
He has a dresser and nightstand right now that are ugly old beat down wood with door-knocker style hardware. I was thinking about decoupaging (again, have never done that -- did I mention I like to dive right into things? *grins*) some photocopied comics onto one, as someone did, but I'm not sure about covering the drawers with it, as I think he wants a little more of a mature look for his bedroom.. as in, 90% mature, 10% fun and geeky.
I'm guessing most of the apartment will be done in shades of navy, blue, brown, black, white, etc, but he definitely wants to add some color and some interesting things to the walls. He's into fun video games (mostly old school ones and Nintendo rather than Halo type games), TV (loves The Office, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, Heroes, 60's Spiderman Cartoons, Family Guy, etc) and other slightly nerdish stuff. He also needs a kitchen table and a coffee table, as well as a TV stand, so any creative ideas (and cheap!) for these things would be great.
I guess this was sort of just a random jumble of thoughts, but I guess let me sum it up: I can sew, I can needlepoint, I can't knit or crochet, but anything else I could probably pick up pretty quickly, or am willing to try. I'd like any and all ideas for a masculine but fun apartment that are relatively cheap. Thanks in advance