can u just point me in the right direction to make my own s**t up? i seen a lot on here and i wanna do my own s**t till i figure out how to root
What all do you want to do? If you are just looking for a launcher you can find it on the market. I use ADW EX which I think is the best one out right now but I used launcher pro most of the time I've had my phone and loved that one too. You can custoize ADW how you want and download themes for it.
Also you can look into beautiful widgets and that gives you clock with weather or just weather and there's themes for that. You can also use it for switches to turn on/off wifi, bluetooth, etc.
There's other things out there too. I'm rooted but I haven't even used it to change anything appearance wise yet.
I might be wrong but I think to change the status bar you have to be rooted, I haven't messed with mine.
Also I found a few wallpapers I like on deviantart.com you might just have to edit the size of some a little but I'm sure there are other sites out there with android wallpapers