Sunday, September 9, 2012

Our Geek Room

I hope you all had a great weekend!

I've been wanting to post about this, I just had to take some pictures first!

About a month or two ago Joey and I decided to move the futon out of the guest bedroom.  I wanted more seating in the living room and our guest bedroom was underutilized. We've only had one person stay at our house the 3 years we've lived here...Joey's sister. There was no reason to have a whole room that was empty most of the time.

So we started thinking...or should I say Joey started thinking. "Why don't we move the arcades into that bedroom?" Then I knew I wanted an area that would house my comic books and hang the ones I bought at Comicpalooza on the wall!

My husband has great ideas! Even better is, he follows through with them...unlike me. :)

So we moved the arcades into the room. I got the bookshelf we replaced with the cabinet in the living room. Here's how it turned out!!

My framed X-Men vs. Avengers from 1987!
I got these for $6 at Comicpalooza.
I got  frames from Dollar Tree- $4.
I backed and sleeved them, for protection.
Overall cost: $10!
I am SO happy with the results too!

Eventually we are going to frame the current series Avengers vs X-Men and hang them around these!

My comic book area!
The silver table is from the patio- 
it's been too hot to go out, so I brought it inside to keep it from getting weathered. 

-The clock on top came from IKEA. 
It was an "as is" purchase for $2. Sadly, it doesn't work.

-The dragon is from the Collector's Edition box of Skyrim.
It was on sale, for  like $10 more than just the game and we got the dragon, a cool map, art book, and the game!

Middle Shelf
- The black box holds my comics. 
- The green owl is from the dollar spot in Target! It holds my bookmarks :)
- My preserving supplies are there- the sleeves and backboards.
- Then my graphic novels (mostly X-Men) are on that shelf.

Bottom Shelf
- World of Warcraft Collector Edition Art books for Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm
- Skyrim art book
- The brown box houses our playing cards

Joey's keyboard is in here, it fits perfectly in this space.

We had to have a functioning clock, so we used Joey's old one.

Top Shelf
-Our World of Warcraft Trading Cards
- Joey's Magic trading cards

Bottom Shelf
- My old Gameboy with games- lots of memories attached to that. 
I think my dad had as much fun with it as I did!
- Also in the basket, is my Gameboy Advance and games

- In the white flower pot, random World of Warcraft cards that came in our Collector Edition game expansions. 

Last, but not least...our arcades!

As soon as I was about to take a picture, Nemo decided he wanted to get in the picture!
I promptly got him down after this was taken!

The one on the left is being worked on. We re-did it, originally, to sell it. However we liked it better than the first one we re-did (on the right). 

It's nice having both for our youth girls/guys nights.

There you have it! Our geek room! Not for everybody, but it makes sense and fits in our house!

Just in case you were wondering the before, I have a picture! Not to worry! What kind of blogger would I be if I didn't take a before shot!? 

It was ok, but not a commonly used area in our house. 
Now, I love going into the room!

So if you have a room in your house that isn't used too much and you would love change the function of it, go ahead! It's your home, use the rooms in a way that best suits you and your family!