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!


Nikki said...

Super cute!! I love it.

the cape on the corner said...

comics and arcades should totally go together. that looks so fun! and we've only had one person sleep over, lol, my cousin. we should really turn the room into something else, maybe?

Rachel said...

Thanks! :) A makeover in your future?! You could turn the room into something y'all would both enjoy! That would be so fun!