The Decorations

Again, I was able to purchase almost everything online for the room (A few of these things were gifts people gave to me, but I’m sure they got the stuff online too!)

Dresser Decor

So I actually think all of these expect the plush turrent were gifts, but some quick research revealed that you can purchase these from Thinkgeek/Valve:

Portal Bookends – $30

Mini-Turret – $6

Plush Turret – $35

Aperture 1940s Mug – $10

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Nightstand
Portal 2 Coasters – $20

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shelfandpillows

12″ x 36″ Black shelf – $8

Black Shelf Fixtures – $7 each

Orange pillows I stumbled across at Ikea – $4 each

The light blue pillowcases were part of a sheet set I found on one of those online Groupon deals for $30.

I REALLY wanted an orange and blue reversible comforter, which, if you have a twin-size bed, you can actually buy for $37. But since I couldn’t find any in a queen-size, I set off to just find a solid orange comforter. And guess what: a solid orange comforter in a queen without some weird reversible-color on the other side is just as impossible to find. So, instead I settled on a reversible black and gray comforter from Walmart for $25. It’s hard to tell in some of the photos, but the gray actually matches with the darker shading on the walls, so it worked out quite well (the photos just catch different shades between the two for some reason)

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PortalGuns

And of course, the “Crown Jewels” of the room: The Portal guns. These… were surprisingly difficult to procure (and quite pricey too!) When I heard they were being sold, I took my time in trying to order one, only to find out they had sold within minutes online. So when the “original gun” sold out, I tried to get the first round of the “Special edition” one… only to have that one sell out before I could grab it. Luckily, I was able to buy the Orange special edition gun… for $150 (ouch.) but considering how cheap I was able to purchase/receive as gifts everything else, I figured it was worth the investment. Shortly thereafter, they produced a Portal Gun you can customize for $120 (although at the time I was able to get it for $90). It might have been overkill to have 2 portal guns, but I felt a whole lot more comfortable running around at Halloween and conventions with the non-special-edition gun.

Honestly, however, if you’re wanting to do a room like this for a kid or something, Thinkgeek.com has a Mini-replica Gun for $60 that I think would be a lot more reasonable than breaking the bank for a “full-size” gun that you’ll probably be too afraid to handle with how expensive they can run (although I think you can find them on ebay for not too ridiculous a price). So all in all, these were EASILY the most expensive part of the room, but I think they were worth it.

3 thoughts on “The Decorations

  1. Saw your project on io9, and the room looks awesome! You’re very artistic and creative!

    Falling under the category of weird things a person remembers, I remembered seeing an orange/blue comforter at a Polo store in NYC a while ago (a little darker blue though). So in case you were still looking, they have it here: http://www.home-decorating-co.com/us-polo-assn-cobalt-orange-bedding.html. It’s $100 at that link, but looks like you can get it even cheaper on Ebay. Enjoy your room!

  2. Saw your project on io9, and the room looks awesome! You’re very artistic and creative!

    Falling under the category of weird things a person remembers, I remembered seeing an orange/blue comforter at a Polo store in NYC a while ago (a little darker blue though). So in case you were still looking, they have it here: http://www.home-decorating-co.com/us-polo-assn-cobalt-orange-bedding.html. It’s $100 at that link, but looks like you can get it even cheaper on Ebay. Enjoy your room!!!

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