Geek Paradise, 1998
I made this room for my brother as a high school graduation present. My grandfather made the box itself and fitted with plexiglass front to keep it dust-free. I simply stained the walls the same as the outside of the box for a wood paneled feel. The large mural in the back is from a Hobbit calendar and is of Smaug the dragon. The carpet is actual dollhouse carpeting.
The furniture is mostly cheap import stuff. I made the gaming table in middle of the room from a jewelry box drawer and glued on top a plastic jar lid that while yellow had a neat wood grain pattern on it. I then painted the terrain on the inside and embellished it with left over landscaping foam. The figures are made from metallic Sculpy. They are horribly out of scale, but if I had made them in scale they would have looked like little blobs. The drums came with KISS action figure, but I covered up the logo with pictures cut out of a magazine.
The Playstation is made out of a cube silver Sculpy. The round disc cover is made from the lid from the bottles my contacts used to come in. The lights are seed beads. The controllers are plastic findings attached with thin black wire. The lamp on the TV is made out of beads glued on top of a chess piece. The videos, magazines, and CD’s are clipped out of catalogs and glued on cardstock. Likewise, the box of Magic: The Gathering cards is a block of wood painted brown with labels cut of a magazine. The pop bottle is a cake decoration and the carpet is one of several given to me by my uncle who collected them from cigar boxes.
The posters are also all cut out of magazines and catalogs. The shields on the right wall are a brooch, a magazine cutout, and the paper for a dollhouse mirror turned upside down and embellished with some gems. The shelf on the left wall is made from wood scraps and contains a Micro Machines boat, some figures from a gumball machine, a chess piece, and dragon necklace charm. The clock on the wall is actually a vintage button I found at my grandmothers.