Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sprucing Up!

B and I are finally getting down to business with the major redecorating we are doing to our condo. I think it all started with our visit to my parents’ new condo last two weeks. We visited their new place, which was still empty but partially furnished and decorated. We fell in love with my parents’ place almost at once and that got us thinking about getting a new condo. rindu

We are not looking for anything too fancy like the beautiful Barcelona apartments available for vacation rental online. We know and are well aware that anything too fancy would cost us a bomb, which is simply not feasible at the moment. But we are now inspired to at least decorate our current home to make it more cosy and fancy at a lower cost instead of hastily running out to buy a new home!

Apartments for vacation rental in Barcelona

Spacious and Airy

Cosy and Inviting

The first thing we really want to do is get a new sofa for the living room. Thanks to my naughty cats, our current sofa is not only worn out but scratchy all over too! Yeah, it is hard to buy anything really expensive when you have four cats roaming around freely at home to do as they please, which is another reason we’re cleaning and redoing our home.

The plan is to clear the huge guest room we have and turn a section into a kitty corner. I have no clue how we’re going to pull this off just yet but I’ve been getting some good ideas simply by browsing through the gorgeous apartments in Barcelona online. Some of the design and interior are truly inspiring and if you are clever and creative enough; any space, big or small can turn into exactly what you want it to be, including my much talked about kitty room! Smiley

Anyway, yesterday we dropped by IKEA to check out the furniture as well as gain more inspiring decorative ideas for our home and we are dead set on bringing home a new sofa. B has also cleaned up our balcony and currently clearing the living room. Next week, by hook or by crook; we’re finally going to install a much-needed AC in our living room, bring in the new sofa (I’m thinking white!), fix all our lighting at home and prepare the kitty corner for our kids.

First Choice

I can’t wait to see the finished work and I am hoping this new setting at home will ease our longing and yearning to actually purchase a new condo. We will make the best of what we do have instead of wistfully thinking about purchasing that gorgeous but oh-so-expensive duplex, which for now will remain a dream I guess. Me and my dreams! doa

-FC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-


LadyJava,  September 23, 2011 6:53 PM

chop dulu.. brb

LadyJava,  September 23, 2011 6:55 PM

whooottt. me too redecorating though only the study.. coz A want to makeshift to make into a mini studio.. let's see how that turn out as well...

LadyJava,  September 23, 2011 6:55 PM

wah kitty room for the four kids.. how awesome.. sure can be done dearie.. cant wait to see the finished product for sure!!!

Mariuca,  September 23, 2011 6:55 PM

:* :* :* LJ FC1!

Mariuca,  September 23, 2011 6:57 PM

Mini studio?? For his guitar jam sessi is it? Wah wah.. tu la finally have to do something abt our home, been sitting on it for so long, it's abt time we really do something!! He he.... =-X =-X ;) ;) ;)

LadyJava,  September 23, 2011 6:58 PM

kalau reply sila beritau.. hahah.. echo hates me!

Mariuca,  September 23, 2011 6:59 PM

Sure or not???? Mcm banyak barang je kat guest room, B is cleaning it up and throwing out junk as we speak but still so many things...yeah I cannot tahan edi, can't handle all 4 kids ni hehehehe must have a place for them somehow.... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

LadyJava,  September 23, 2011 7:00 PM

ohhh..mmg susah nak melawakan rumah if got fur-kids.. :(

Mariuca,  September 23, 2011 7:00 PM

LOL Echo hates me oso nowadays, cis! >:o >:o >:o >:o

Mariuca,  September 23, 2011 7:03 PM

Aiyoooooo that' so uninspiring even though it's true la, dat's why have to make the best of what we have...nak pindah mmg not feasible at the mo... takpe la, hopefully the new surroundings will make us feel better like living in a new home nanti, meow! :-D :-D :-D

LadyJava,  September 23, 2011 7:05 PM

yelah.. our study also so much stuff.. got to make room first.. then rearrange to divide the room into two or something.. tengah thinking ni

LadyJava,  September 23, 2011 7:05 PM

hahha... tulah.. echo echo..

LadyJava,  September 23, 2011 7:06 PM

correct.. cant wait to see the end result also

foongpc,  September 24, 2011 1:58 AM

Wah! Thought you are getting a new condo in Mont Kiara or somewhere? :)

foongpc,  September 24, 2011 1:59 AM

Oh! Turning your guest room into a kitty room?

foongpc,  September 24, 2011 2:01 AM

White sofa looks nice!! But very easy get dirty! Haha!

foongpc,  September 24, 2011 2:01 AM

Happy decorating your condo!! :)

bluedreamer27,  September 24, 2011 3:20 AM

I love the last blue sofa

bluedreamer27,  September 24, 2011 3:24 AM

oh your giving the hose a make over huh... I think that's really cool... seeing a new ambiance in your house will somehow inspire you right?

bluedreamer27,  September 24, 2011 3:25 AM

it's more like refreshing the entire house, keeping all the negativity away

bluedreamer27,  September 24, 2011 3:29 AM

enjoy decorating my friend and Happy blogging to you

Bill,  September 24, 2011 3:44 AM

hola Mi Amiga 8-)

Bill,  September 24, 2011 3:51 AM

New Condo would be nice. Also redecorating is cool also. Have fun my dear :*

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:20 AM

Foong FC2! 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:21 AM

And BD FC3! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:21 AM

Thanks for the chop ppl, happy weekend! :* :*

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:23 AM

My TCM oso no longer working LJ, everything is going wrong for me blog-wise... :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:31 AM

LOL exactly, kena buat division gitu, but still not sure how to go about doing our kitty corner cause litter nanti tak kan nak letak dlm guest room? aiyooooo hedek... anyway happy decorating to you guys too! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:32 AM

Have fun you guys, our guest room now ada space sikit, byk barang dah buang but still have a long way to go.... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:32 AM

You are leading this month dearie, YAY! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:33 AM

Ha ha Mont Kiara? I wish!!!! In my dreams la! :'( :'( ;) ;) ;)

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:34 AM

Just a small section Foong, our guest room is huge, so hopefully after clearing it up, there's space for my kitty corner, meow! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:35 AM

I know, that is our main concern! But mmg nice and also the cheapest actually in terms of the sofa cover so still first choice so far he he... :* :* :*

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:36 AM

Thanks Foong, can't wait to enjoy our new living room with new sofa and new AC soon! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 24, 2011 4:37 AM

I love that love seat too BD, but price wise, it is almost the same as the 3-seater, more worth it to get the 3-seater I think! :-D :-D :-D

Monica,  September 24, 2011 4:59 AM

:* :* :*

Monica,  September 24, 2011 5:00 AM

morning sweetie..i just woke up! =-O =-O =-O

Monica,  September 24, 2011 5:02 AM

love the white sofa! i think it'll make ur living room more elegant and stylish... 8-) 8-)

Monica,  September 24, 2011 5:04 AM

yay im sure u’ll achieve what u want in ur home...have fun and happy decorating!

Monica,  September 24, 2011 5:05 AM

ohh cant wait to see the kitty room la hahhaha ...meow!! :* :* :*

Monica,  September 24, 2011 5:07 AM

how is B doing? hope everything is fine with u guys...enjoy ur weekend ya! :* :* :*

ayie,  September 26, 2011 7:48 AM

Hi Marzie! Sweetie I'm just taking my chance to blog while little baby's sleeping :-P

how are you? sorry i haven't really been around.

Finally redecorating for an upgrade? Lemme know if you'll need some help with renovation plans, I just love designning condo units!

Life Ramblings,  September 28, 2011 4:17 PM

Hi sweetie!! Salam Sejahtera from Penang. how's it going? hope everything is going well for you.

Life Ramblings,  September 28, 2011 4:20 PM

getting a new set of sofa is a great way to start redecorating your home. the white sofa looks awesome but anything white gets dirty easily and needs frequent cleaning, don't u think?

Life Ramblings,  September 28, 2011 4:21 PM

anyway happy redecorating sweetie. Can't wait to see your condo makeover, I just know it's going to look awesome. :)

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