Thursday, January 29, 2015

Home Renovations Two


It is confirmed - We'll be moving into our new place on the 2nd week of February, just before Chinese New Year! *Hurrah* I wanted to do a detailed journal of the renovation process on this blog but because of time limitation and the convenience of Dayre, I've been updating on the latter instead. Will share some pictures of the renovation progress so far in this post and if you are interested you can find me on Dayre here

Just a brief background, J and I both decided on the Scandi - Eclectic theme before we started on the renovations. We went to a handful of interior designing firms but none impressed us with their drawings so in the end, we took the leap of faith and looked for a contractor instead. (J had business dealings with him before and he seemed like a honest man) Excuse me if anything doesn't look theoretically right in terms of art and design because I have no experience with interior designing and all "instructions" came in the form of pictures, amateur drawings and words. 

White is a predominant colour in the Scandinavian theme so of course we stuck to it. It is also like a clean canvas sheet for me to play around with the coloured furnitures! 


Our unit came fully furnished so I tried to retain as many things as I could (We already paid for them!! Pfft) - Flooring, kitchen & toilets & the wardrobe in one of the bedrooms (Work space). I did hack the kitchen wall and added a bar top counter to make it look a little less claustrophobic though. Click here to see its original state and you'll get what I mean. 


Accented the dining walls with brick craft stones. 


& also added a few Black/White prints for some spice. I absolutely love how the frames complement my dining light! 


It isn't obvious in the previous photos but this is how the lights look like up-close. 


To the left of the kitchen is our floating shoe rack in a pretty decent size. Really like the mini umbrella compartment at the little corner :P 


Leaving these 2 racks for J and I shall terrorize the rest lol. He is always in the same pair of slippers anyway, I genuinely don't think he minds.

Moving on to the bedrooms... 


Full length white wooden blinds with black tape for our work space! One thing I like about our unit is the full length windows in every room that lets in lots of light! This is important because I believe houses should always be bright for positive energy. 



For our Walk-In-Wardrobe, I combined the pole system with some carpentry works. The pole system is less bulky and most importantly, if we were to expand our space, we can reuse them! We were worried it would look shabby if entire room was furnished with poles only so we added some carpentry works in as well. As of now, the Walk-In-Wardrobe is only half complete, will upload more pictures when it is fully done up! PS: The left corner you see in the 2nd picture will be my dresser! :P 

Sharing some outfits before I log off (: 


SPRINGTIME BLISS DRESS - BLUE > SHOP HERE


MY CUP OF PRETTY DRESS - BLACK > SHOP HERE


ALL ABLOOM SKIRT - NAVY > SHOP HERE
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14 comments

  1. Babe, mind sharing the company of your contractor and his contact? We had been searching. High and low for a decent contractor! Hope you can share :)

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    1. Hello! I'll share his contact after the renovation is complete together with the pros & cons working with him (:

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  2. hi Sheila, May i know where did you get the black and white prints as well as the sofa from?

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  3. hi! where did you get the lightings?

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    1. Which lighting are you referring to? (: I got them from different places!

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    2. the one at the dining table? The longish one.... oops:P

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    3. Sorry for the late reply! Its from U-Vee Lighting! (:

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  4. Hi, can you share where did you get the pole system from?

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  5. Hi, do u mind sharing your contractor contact pls?

    Thanks.

    nicjas0705@gmail.com

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    1. Hey! I honestly didn't think my contractor did that great a job. He delayed our renovation several times and some months back a few racks in my walk-in-wardrobe actually fell apart, although he did get someone to come and fix it back, I don't think I'll recommend someone so unreliable.

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  6. Hi Sheila, may i know what kind of lights are using for your living room? Thanks!

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    1. Hey (: I'm using track lights in living room.

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    2. Hi Sheila, thank you so much for you reply! :D

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