When I came back to Singapore from Dublin my TV was broken. 😭😭 And I couldn’t help but worried I will get bored in my evenings at home. I’m addicted to #Netflix, HBO and the TV shows I downloaded in my server hence, to watch a TV at night is my siesta time. Haha!
I don’t want to spend over $1,000 for a nice TV so, I’ve thought it is brilliant to set up an LCD projector in the room. I feel giddy about it and even more excited than I could have imagined. My bedroom is cozy, minimalist and neat. It feels heavenly and it just makes me want to come home early every day, ha!
Since I posted my innovative bedroom updates on my Instagram story, I’ve received inquiries from dear IG friends asking me how I set it up. I’ve thought to share the simple tips on the blog.
Here you go.
First, buy a multimedia LDC projector.
I’m a techy person and I don’t fancy buying expensive stuff online. I am always on the look for 2nd hand gadgets and fix whatever damage I can fix. I bought a non-branded multimedia LCD projector model: 1080 p for S$150 at Carousel from the price of S$500 ++ (thanks, seller you’re awesome! Lol).
The projector is definitely not made in Germany or the United States. It is made in China but the specs are good. It has MHL support, remote control, LCD source, stereo speaker, headphone, HD support, AV 3in1 support and VGA support.
Buy a photography adjustable pole.
As many of you already know that I do “professional photography” in the past and I used to have a photography studio in my home back in 2011, hence, I have photography gears. I have an old photography adjustable pole that I am not using anymore I keep it in the storage room for some time. I’ve thought I can use it to support the LCD projector.
First, I weight the projector (around 3kg) and I bought plywood to measure the space. After I draw and cut the plywood I supported it with duck tapes in the adjustable pole.
The formula is very simple: the weight of the product x size (width + height) of LCD projector = size of the plywood to support it.
And that’s it!
You don’t need complicated setup, you just need a manual guide and basic engineering skills.
The fancy feeling of having a home theatre.
To watch a film in 80-inches screen is not only dope but also relaxing. Imagine you want to waste buy a movie ticket at a Gold Class cinema for $50 just to have a big screen and comfy chair but after the 2 hours movie, your $50 is gone. But if you watch a movie in your home theatre not only it can save you tons of money but also you can just fall asleep after the movie. Haha! #TakeItEasyGirl
The adjustable photography pole can reach the ceiling and floor. It can support the LCD projector. You don’t need to drill a hole in your wall.
I put duck tapes around the plywood to support it.
I put the speakers on top of the LCD projector.
I organized the wires so it is not all over places. lol
Tada! I put the projector in the middle of the bed just perfect for my eyesight when I chill in the bed while watching my favourite TV series, #SilconValley, #Fargo, #Billions and #MrsMeisel.
Loh and behold! Here’s the 80 inches screen. The graphics are high resolutions too and the size is perfect fit in my room.
The screen looks even better when I off the lights of course. 😁
The truth is when I came back to Singapore from Dublin I had a couple nights jetlag and it was bad. I spent a night setting up the LCD projector in the room while talking to the babe.
In some nights, when I crave for food I order dim sum on Grab and I play #BF on Origin before I watch my favourite gangster TV films other times I multitask. Haha!
Thank you for reading and I hope my simple tips can inspire you to set up your LCD projector in your room too! I can’t wait to design my future apartment in Dublin and host house parties for dear friends. Life has been amazing for me in 2019. I’m happy and my heart is full of love.
When you love sincerely and genuinely there are always magical feelings. You will feel inspired to do great things and be the best version of yourself. 🧡