The apartment is about 70% complete at this point. Which also means this would be the final update on our apartment renovation before we reveal the end product :D Hopefully all will be done and settled by end April. There’s still alot of little details that needs to be looked into, like the deco and basically putting furnitures in. And also buying some. I still don’t have a dressing table and God forbid we move in before getting one!!
On Sunday we spent sometime unpacking our kitchen items. Had to give it a good clean wash coz of the dust.
I present you our kitchen:
A before photo of the dingy looking place
And now an after photo *drumroll pleaseeee*
What do you think? It definitely looks much lively and cozy now.
Only tiles we changed were these:
And of course the mosaic tiles but I have to say it actually brightens up the kitchen. The husband also bought new kitchen appliances so wohoo to cooking and baking soon. For the record I’ve not cooked or baked in the past 6 months. I *hope* I remember how to cook
OVEN – mmm I’m thinking baked pasta, brownies, baked chicken ooo baby the possibilities are endless!
I LOVE the spice rack from Ikea. It’s much more organized now and I can easily reach out for it instead of fumbling to look for it.
And now for my pride and joy’s room.
This is how it looked like when we first got the keys to the apartment:
It gets A+++ for a gloomy look. Honestly can’t bear the thought of my baby staying in this room.
Anyway, since I was in charge of the room, I wanted it to be a HAPPY girly place. In a few years time when she’s older and invites her little friends over to play, I want them to open her door and go ‘waaah your room so niceee la Sairah’, lol. And then she can say it’s thanks to her mother’s brilliant idea.
SO, the first step was to put in a cute chandelier. Walked into a few shops before stumbling upon this one. It was the cheapest we could find as well. Priced at RM300 before I begged the taukeh to give us a small discount. Final price was RM280. SCORE!
Next were the walls. We were mulling over which type of pink to choose – should we go with a bright one or dark shade? We finally picked a very light pink based on the color chart, but after painting, it seemed like it was almost cotton-candy color. Bright! My dad thinks it’s way too out there but I totally fell in love with it after seeing it.
It’s EXACTLY what I wanted. SCORE!
It’s not really reflected well in my stupid camera but rest assured I will get some professional photos taken and will put it up soon (Wylane, please chop Jove for this special project, heeh).
Next up, I initially wanted to hack out the stupid brown cupboard and book shelf. After thinking it through, figured we could do with the extra closet space (for baby Sairah’s growing wardrobe of course!) BUT on one condition. That the said cupboard and bookshelf gets transformed to a WHITE one.
Dunno what my dad is pointing at but he managed to get someone to do this special job Oh it’s so gorgeous now!
The almost finished book shelf just screaming for some decorative stuff on it:
Again, please excuse my camera, it’s much more gorgeous in person. Even my sis and mom said so when they saw it yesterday. AND Baby Sairah tagged along too and I have to say, she was all smiles in that particular room. I guess she’s EXTREMELY happy with it. It’s a happy place that’s why (people with BAD stinky chi and heart are not allowed in this room, period)! There’s still ALOT more to be done to her room before it gets transformed into my dream nursery for Sairah
Just to show you how much of dust was looming around her room. I had to sweep FOUR times and every time I would find this much of dust. Eww.
And for the record, we just got these tiles replaced with wooden flooring yesterday It’s much more cozy and definitely gives the place a whole different look altogether.
More photos revealed soon so that’s a good reason to come back to this blog, tee hee