Category: Hobbies and Crafts

Latest media interests. Or how I wish I had more time for games.

DIY Wooden Monitor stand

2015.10.31 Hobbies and Crafts, Personal 8 Comments

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I’ve been kind of obsessed with these ever seeing some really sleek looking ones on sale on Etsy, but the price was more than I could justify spending. So when I found some DIY guides on how to make some, I jumped on the chance.

I got the supplies from IKEA and Home Depot.

And of course, you’ll need a drill, as electric drills will make this easier. The stuff I got from IKEA cost about $20, including the cheap pack of brushes, and the stain supply plus rags and paint thinner cost about $30. Not as cheap as I was hoping, but the experience was well worth it. Staining the wood was the best part. And now that I have the supplies, if I happen to find better wood in the future, I can just replace the cheap $3.99 Ekby Tryggve I got, stain the new piece, and screw the legs on again. Natural wood would be extra fancy, but even an untreated wood with gloss would look nice.

All in all, I am very happy with the results. I don’t have an excuse to slouch anymore, because I’d need to sit up straight if I want to see my monitor at the right angle.

When the holidays roll around, I want to get a new monitor, my old 20″ monitor is smaller than I’d like, and I’ve had it for years. I really want a 23″-24″ one.

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What’s on my phone

2015.03.29 Hobbies and Crafts, Personal 12 Comments

Last December, I finally got my wish and upgraded to owning a smart phone. I’m still kind of in that “let me show you my baby” phase, so bear with me. Anyway, I’m always interested in seeing what people decorate their phones with. I get kind of crazy with custom icons, even on my PC.

I own a Samsung Galaxy S5 in white, with this pink case by Caseology. I’m using CM Locker for my custom lockscreen, Zooper Widget for the home screen clock, and LINE DECO for the icons. And my Kaworu charm is from here.

I’m a huge EXO fan, and my bias is D.O., so my lockscreen and home screen are both promo images of him from their new album EXODUS. Speaking of which, all the teaser trailers look really well-done. I really can’t wait for the full MV release. I already cracked and pre-ordered the album.

Apps I use a lot are: LINE Messenger, Any.do’s Cal, Instagram, Twitter, VSCO Cam, SwiftKey, and Textra as my SMS replacement.

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