In these times of austerity, with limited days off and just because I loathe decorating; I avoided wherever possible using anything I didn't already have. The majority of the refurb was achieved using stuff I had either buried at the back of cupboards or kicking around in the loft or garage.
I'm really happy with the result, I've had to make a few minor concessions to the Good Lady Wife, with regards storing some of her books and DVD's along with mine and as such I'm still negotiating with her over the fitting of a lockable blast door. Also there are a few areas/walls with room for additional Fanboy or Hobby based purchases.
Still, I now have a space that is 99.9% mine and is at this point the tidiest room in the house; I'd buy that for a Dollar!
|IKEA Detolf display cabinets, my one big purchase but well worth the money|
even if you do have to buy the lighting separately. Placed on the TV stand from the
other unit (minus casters) for a little extra height and handy storage.
|Yes, they are a little empty, erm...oh look a Lightsaber!|
|Hello Ladies. Firefly Les Femmes by Megan Lara,|
to brighten up the side of a reclaimed bookshelf.
|The Forge stands ready (and relatively tidy).|
|And finally, some manly mood lighting.|