23/02/2016 19:36 GMT | Updated 23/02/2016 19:37 GMT

Man Turns Bedroom Into $21,000 Bat Cave And Makes His Wife A Promise

Darren Wilson spent the last 18 months -- and many a dark night -- on this bizarre project.

Darren Wilson, 46, has turned his spare bedroom into a replica of the bat cave as a place to store his Dark Knight memorabilia.

A British man is so batty for Batman that he's turned a spare bedroom into a bat cave replica.

Darren Wilson wanted a suitable place to store his $21,000 collection of Batman memorabilia in his home in Calne, Wiltshire.

He spent the last 18 months -- and many a dark night -- on this project.

"I was doing the room as a computer room initially and it just came to me," Wilson told South West News Service. "People who see it are pretty amazed. We like to be different, but every other room is normal."


Wilson, a sculptor by trade, fitted wooden joists and mesh to hold paper mache "stalactites." Then he covered it all in six shades of grey paint.

"It’s always nice and tidy in there with the effects of the rocks and granite just making a big talking point," he said. "It was a lot of hard work.  The paper mache took the longest as it was two layers - that took a good year but it's worth it now."

Wilson's bat cave is a conversation piece with visitors, but there is one topic he said he won't bring up with his wife, Catherine.

"I've promised I won't decorate any more rooms," he said.

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