Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Batroom!!!

For my birthday my wife said we would redo or do up my Batroom/office!

I thought I would document the progress here for other Batfans to enjoy.

First thing we did was gut the room.


She wanted me to paint the room in Batman colors.

I thought I would use the colors from the Batman Mini figures. I really like these little figures and the blue and gray Batman figures are my favorite, mini's or regular size.

We started with the ceiling and gave it a fresh coat of white.

Our house has a picture railing through out the house so we decided to paint this section of the wall Batman gray.

(There is one section of wall that will not be painted. It is where we marked the kids growth at the beginning and ending of each school year for the 12 years we have lived at the house. That section of drywall will come with me if we ever move.)

The biggest parts of the walls we did in Batman blue.

(We were going for speed too so the shelves to the right I am going to paint later.)

We pulled out all of my books and painted the wall behind them Batman gray.
Even my ladder goes with the room doesn't it?

Now we are ready for the new addition to the room and the reason we have been rushing to get the painting done.

Detolf cabinets from Ikea!!

Elaine bought me one and the kids bought me another one. Two Detolf's!!!
Elaine wanted me to get three total but I thought two would be enough. (We will see!)

These look great in low lighting! (But hard to take decent pictures of)
I thought they would be cool to have but they were so much cooler than I expected them to be.

You had to buy the lights in addition to the cabinets but they are well worth it.
As a matter of fact the lights are what make the cabinets awesome!


The shelves filled up way faster than I expected them to.


One shelf done but it is still not in its finished state. ( I am sure they will change as I get out more and more of my collection)

Stay tuned for future updates on the room as I get them done.

If you have any suggestions for the room please send them my way too.

Brian B

5 comments:

chunky B said...

Brian, I am going to look forward to seeing the finished room, but I am also going to look forward to see all your updates.

How cool is this, an entire Bat Room! Looks like it is off to an awesome start.

Oh, here's my suggestion you need a set of Bat Poles or at least the Shakespeare Bust to gain entry into the room : )

Brian A said...

The room is looking fantastic! I really like the closet/shelf unit that has a light in it (the built-in one). That would be really cool to put some glass shelves in there, too.

I think you need a few more Detolfs. I'll swing by with my truck to help you get them home. Don't worry if I go a different way to get to your house after loading them into my truck...

I like the "Bat ladder," too.

Way to go, Elaine! I wish my wife would come up with a great idea like this! :) She stays away from my "Bat-room." Not sure why.

Brian B said...

I would love a Shakespeare head or maybe a red phone.

You never know so maybe some day!

MOCK! said...

That is awesome...I love the display shelves...

Jay Amabile said...

freakin awesome room!