You can probably see where this is going... what with Nathan's retro game collection and my crafty tendencies (and an affinity for projects that you can finish in an evening), perler beads became our new obsession. All my remaining gift card from Christmas was devoted to buying beads. (Yes, I still had Christmas bonus money. It's amazing how long you can make an American Express gift card last.) Best of all, we both enjoy making perler creations, so it's good bonding too! Within the last week we've worked on new creations every night, and we have an ever growing list of things we want to make from our favorite retro games.
The question then became, of course, what we would do with all of them. But that was easily solved: a bit of sticky tack on the back, and voila, wall decorations for the whole house!
|Feature 1: Dr. Mario and accompanying viruses around the door to the closet under the stairs|
|Feature 2: Final Fantasy I, showcasing Black Belt, Red Mage, White Mage, and Thief against Garland on the wall between the writing room and bedroom|
But where are Black Mage and Fighter? Wonder no more...
|Feature 3: Black Mage and Fighter talking to Sarda above the mirror by the writing room (inspired by 8-Bit Theater)|
I'll be featuring other sets as we finish them, so stay tuned for more awesomeness!