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!
- 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.
- 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.
-Our World of Warcraft Trading Cards
- Joey's Magic trading cards
- 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!