No, I'm not dead, but I've not been posting regularly. I've a) very much reduced hobby time on account of children and b) run out of things to paint! But, I have been slowly upgrading my nerd room.
I posted a long while back the reno I did in my man cave (it was just a dank storage area before):
Anyway it's been slowly upgraded further. I forgot to take a great 'before' picture of my painting / PC gaming area, but you can see in this 'in progress photo' that I had an old ikea corner desk that came with its own shelving and a junky old filing cabinet. I decided I hated it a long time ago and finally this summer decided to improve on it. Step 1 was way more storage so I bought some Ikea cabinets to hang on the wally and replace the subpar and limited storage that came stock with the desk. I also reorganized my Detolfs into the opposite corner where they fit perfectly under the bulkhead.
In the next photo you can see everything rearranged and the ikea cabinets finished. For the floor cabinet, Ikea doesn't make one at 'desk height' since they're all for kitchen counter height. So I made my own box and just cut some ikea doors down to size so they'd match everything else. There's no top on it yet, because the plan is to replace the top of the old ikea desk (which is extremely water damaged from spilling paint wash water on it) with a custom one made of 2x6 boards to match my gaming table. It will extend in a giant L shape.
Below is the custom cabinet box I made to replace the old rusty filing cabinet I had. Nothing fancy, and since I used ikea doors cut to size, it matches everything else despite being unfinished and unpainted inside.
Here's another angle of the framed photos from kingdom death I've used as a backsplash, and yes, under their portraits in the left there, is the Echoes of Death box! So I do have some new things to paint when I find some time. Maybe by Christmas!
Here's a different angle showing the room as a gaming space with my folding table.
I guess I never posted this part of the room before. Here's the opposite wall from the desk that I upgraded last year. I've tried not to go overboard on 'junk' and it isn't super flashy because the room still needs to function with utility (sorting laundry, storage, and also functioning as a guestroom).