Monday, December 10, 2007

Time For a Makeover!

It has been almost two years since we moved to our own place. Around this time last year, we were busy packing and moving our old furniture into our current home. I remember we packed everything ourselves, well I did most of the packing while B “supervised”!

The layout of our condominium is somewhat funny in the sense that our second room is much bigger than the Master bedroom and I mean like way bigger. In fact, it is so big that we converted it into a guest-room cum storeroom. We actually have a divider to separate these two areas and even then, the guest-room is still very much spacious and I dare say it will fit a bed king size of course, and then some! Aside from the occasional moving around of furniture, we have not done much to our guest-room ever since we moved in, which is why I’m contemplating on giving it a makeover!

Besides a new bed for the guest-room, I’ve also been toying with the idea of replacing our current living-room sofa with a new one. My ideal choice would be a white sofa but with our kitty cats around, that’s practically impossible. It definitely won’t remain white for long!

Anyway, I came across this wonderful site called Furniture From Home, which gave me plenty of ideas on how I can redecorate my home and I believe I've found the perfect bedroom set for my guest-room - the White Picket Fence Shabby Chic Country Bedroom Set. I think it's absolutely lovely!

The best part is that it’s white so even if I can never get my desired white sofa, I can still enjoy this white bedroom set in the guest-room. I bet all my guests would find this set just as comfortable and cozy as I’m feeling right now just by looking at the picture! So what do you think? Should I give my guest-room a makeover?


Raghav December 10, 2007 1:02 PM

It Looks Good Honey! I too have to buy a new bed for my room also. recently changed lot of things like purchased a new computer, tft, wifi.. & all such electronic goodies. now time to shop for the bed & other items like comforters etc.
good tht u did almost all the packing work!
Also happy to know tht u'r guest room is much more bigger than the master bed room.
it will be a nice experience for me to be u'r guest when i come to malaysia!

i'll surely think of staying at u'r place during my visit! :):):)

gr8 right?????

Take care!

but white????????? it is really tough to maintain whites now a days!

but it looks elegent!

regards & best wishes to both of u,

Raghav December 10, 2007 1:07 PM

I'll be the most happiest to stay in such a wonderful room!!!!!!!!!

LadyJava December 10, 2007 1:10 PM

Alamak.. so pretty and cozzy.. can i be your guest after the makeover.. but dangerous you know.. I may not want to leave...lolzzzz

kimfei December 10, 2007 2:36 PM

definitely you should have it..

Tish December 10, 2007 3:33 PM

Hi, Marzie! When you have a moment, please stop by my place to pick up your Spreader of Love and Blog Friend Forever awards. :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious December 10, 2007 6:56 PM

hello marzie! i always love buying new furnitures for my home. so, why not? give your guest room a makeover. better still, give your own room a makeover! :) i am sure you'll enjoy doing it! :)

Mariuca December 10, 2007 7:32 PM

Hi Raghav, white is my fave choice for furniture, am currently into white but like I said in the post, it's really difficult to maintain stuff with my cats around. My kitchen is white as well! ;)

Mariuca December 10, 2007 7:33 PM

LJ! If u become my house guest, we can happily watch Boldie together-gether and have a cat slumber party for our kids! Sounds fun right?!! :):):)

Mariuca December 10, 2007 7:34 PM

Hey Kim Fei, thanks dear! I'm seriously considering redecorating the entire guest-room, just to make me happy mah! ;)

Mariuca December 10, 2007 7:35 PM

Tish! Happy to see u here! Another award for me? Yay!!! Be right over, thanks for thinking of me! :):):)

Mariuca December 10, 2007 7:37 PM

Jean! I feel like giving my home-office a makeover la!! I was thinking abt doing the guest room cause that's like the most "neglected" room lol.... nice to see u today Jean. Hope the workload is getting better now. :):):)

LadyJava December 10, 2007 7:52 PM

wah GP! that sound like great fun!!... but where to put the hubby ah??

Mariuca December 10, 2007 8:42 PM

He he he...hubbs can stay home jaga rumah lol.... or do some football stuff, talk cars or whatever it is guys like to do! ;)

MakeTraffic December 10, 2007 8:47 PM

Wow! Marzie, that is a nice home! Like...the...White House! LOL

Thanks for visit and comment. I have a question for u. Is Life worth celebrating?

Mariuca December 10, 2007 8:56 PM

LOL!! MT, if only I have lotsa money to fully redecorate every room in my place with cool furniture from this site!

I'll come by your site later to "answer your question"! ;)

LadyJava December 10, 2007 9:01 PM

lolzz GP... yelah eh.. we do our girl stuff and they can do what guys do lahh...heeheh.. ok set.. kitties pack your bag...

Mariuca December 10, 2007 9:25 PM

Yay!!! Benji will for sure fall in love with Nina he he he... he's the cheeky one lol!! Come on over kids, aunty Marzie will prepare the condo for u guys! :):):)

LadyJava December 10, 2007 9:31 PM

hahahahahhaehehhehahahahehheheh GP.. i think ah if we do make this a reality, chances are I'll bring smokey not nina.. Nina tu antisocial smokey's such a sweetheart you know.. if benji don't want to play with him.. there's always Phoebe he can bully..lolzz

Adrian December 11, 2007 12:17 AM

GP!! That's is such a lovely should do it! Can feel the warmth and rustic charm of a country home just looking at it! And white is perfect for that kind of setting...just don;t forget the tea and scones! :)

WaterLearner December 11, 2007 12:27 AM

wow .. such efforts for a guest room. Erm....Can I be invited. ** hee hee **. Nice design. But for me, I find white not easy to maintain.

Mariuca December 11, 2007 12:56 AM worries LJ, Nina will get along just fine with Chubbs then, he oso anti social! Smokey sounds so adorable pat pat!! :):):)

Mariuca December 11, 2007 1:00 AM

GK! Now I really feel like getting the entire set or something similar from around here! And scones & tea does sound lovely...yum! :):):)

Mariuca December 11, 2007 1:02 AM

Hola Karen, sure...come on over and enjoy the comfort in my guest-room (once I give it a makeover la) lol.... I like white actually. My kitchen is white too and yes, it's kinda hard to maintain but just have to clean and wipe more often I guess! ;)

Nessa December 11, 2007 4:43 PM

I love white furniture. Looks so fresh, clean and cozy :D

NafaSg December 11, 2007 7:41 PM

Cool!! A makeover for your guest room! U should go for it. It may cost u a sum of money but it sure would be worthwhile once u get to see for yourself how beautiful it turns out.

Nafadog would all the more love to have a sleepover at your house if u do this makeover. =)=)=)

Mariuca December 11, 2007 11:30 PM

Nessa! My sentiments exactly! I really like this particular white sofa from IKEA and many times we almost bought it, but always tak jadi cause we'll start thinking abt the cats and how they love to make a mess in the living room. So sayang lah to spend so much on a new sofa only to have the cats scratch and ruin it. Nevermind, maybe later when we move to a bigger place, we can have a special room for the cats so they won't be loitering around in the living room! :):):)

Mariuca December 11, 2007 11:32 PM

He he he, so cute la NAFA dog trying to convince me to get the makeover lol!!! I'm seriously considering the make over for my guest room AND I wanna get some new stuff for my home office too! Looks like I have to work harder to make more money for the makeover huh? Nice to see u here today NAFA! :):):)

NafaSg December 12, 2007 2:58 PM

LOL! Nafadog has his own ways of convincing people huh? Well about raising some money for the makeover, no worries. Take your time! Slowly but surely. Yeah!!! =)

Anonymous,  December 12, 2007 4:42 PM

Hey... tot the guest room is mine..???

Mariuca December 12, 2007 9:56 PM

NAFA, slowly but surely sure sounds like me he he he... just like my blog la...slowly but surely got updates one ha ha ha!

And for being so cute, here are more doggie treats for cutie Nafa dog! Woof!! :):):)

Mariuca December 12, 2007 9:58 PM

Wah! G is here it seems, apa citer?? Of coz the guest-room is for u, decorating it for ur comfort la...abaden!! ;)

Anonymous,  December 12, 2007 10:43 PM

halo. nice interior! im definitely asking u to go 4 it =D

NafaSg December 12, 2007 10:57 PM

Yay! Doggie treats for Nafadog!!! He is so excited right now and he says thank u very much for the treats. Woof woof!

We have kitty treats for your furry friends too. Enjoy!

Mariuca December 13, 2007 4:29 AM

Hello Erisha! Thanks for the vote, looks like most ppl say I shld go for it! But really, this is such lovely interior it's hard to resist! :):):)

Mariuca December 13, 2007 4:43 AM

Wah, thanks la NAFA! I'm actually out of Fancy Feast so your little pressie here will surely make my kitty cats go MEOW! :):):)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious December 13, 2007 12:49 PM

LOL! oh if that is the case, then u should go ahead and makeup the guest room. :) after that, you can makeup your home-office.

workload beginning to ease but im now busy with christmas shopping and buying new furnitures & accessories for my new home. Im gonna shift before chinese new year 2008. Just spent my whole weekend at IKEA last week. Time flies when you are in IKEA. LOL!

If i did not visit you these days, u know what i am busy at lor! :)

Mariuca December 14, 2007 3:25 AM

Jean!!! I remember when we first moved here, we went to IKEA like every day since it's so near my place. Shopping there like buying things from kedai runcit only, happily buying whatever we liked to decorate our new home! Enjoy ur shopping spree k, can't wait to see ur new home and just in time for CNY too! :):):)

emilayusof September 27, 2008 10:15 PM

beautiful, i like white as well, so english! White frunitures and pink items in between, nice kan?

LadyJava September 27, 2008 10:27 PM

I'm not into white really.. more of a dark colour kinda person... plus i ni malas.. white takes so much work kan..heh

LadyJava September 30, 2008 10:47 PM

Eh eh perasaan nyer org tu.. panggil "madu" segala...lolzz!!

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