FanGirl Friday: DIY Comic Book Room


As most of you know, I pride myself on being a geek! I love comic books, video games, playing HeroClix, and Magic: The Gathering – I am a total Fangirl. So I have created “FanGirl Fridays” where I will try my best to bring you reviews and rambling of a geeky, nerdy nature! I am really excited about this. If there is anything specific you would like me to talk about, please feel free to leave it in the comments or email me, I will try my best to get to it.

For my first FanGirl Friday I am going to bring you step by step instructions on how to make a “Comic Book Room”. This can actually be applied to making your own wallpaper out of pretty much anything, but I used it to make a comic book room. This room was in our Florida house and I miss it so much. I loved curling up on the chaise and catching up on my comics, putting together models, or playing Magic: The Gathering. It was a lot of work but it was a whole ton of fun!

Simple Steps

Step 1: Buy duplicate comics! Don’t cut up your comics. Please, please, please buy duplicates of the ones you want to destroy! Make sure to purchase some posters too for size variety.

Step 2: Go through them and find your favorite photos and scenes. Some of our favorite things that we put on the wall were Spider-man’s witty banter with a criminal or Iron Man’s drunken ramblings.

Step 3: Get yourself some wallpaper paste. Plain old wallpaper paste. It took us about 4 gallons of it to do this room.

Step 4: Get to gluin’. Cover the backs of the pages and posters in wallpaper paste and place them where you want them to go. Feel free to put them in a corner – having them go from one wall to the next. This creates a really cool effect and helps pull the room together. Use a scraper to even them out and get rid of any wrinkles.

Step 5: Decorate! After the walls are dry, go ahead and add shelves to display any cool models or figures you have.

Step 6: Enjoy your geeky space!

Fan Girl Friday


    • Those are my favorites! You can even just do one wall as an accent wall. It wasn't that bad coming off either. When we had to sell the house and I was taking it down, I almost cried, haha!
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