Saturday, December 19, 2009 ;
6:26 PM
Last week of Nov to 1st week of Dec.

6th week of renovation. Almost done.

We moved into our flat on 11 Dec. These pics were taken the 1st week of Dec.

Kitchen almost done, except for the dishwasher inlet and outlet, cooker hob and the drawer system. The windows, without the grille, look so much better. But because of the kids, we really need all the grilles. No choice, have to sacrifice aesthetics for practicality and safety until the kids are grown.

Common toilet:

Toilet door. Changed to wood instead of the previous plastic one.

Bathroom fixtures are all in. The kids will be using this bathroom.

Our study room. The silvermink colour has been painted. Our new doors. The glass partition which will allow me to supervise the kids from the living room. It also makes our living room look bigger. And it also allows the boys to play and have fun loudly even when the baby is here.

I can let baby sleep in the living room during the daytime, if the kids are playing in the study. Or if the boys are in the living room, I can leave baby in the study, and continue my household chores in the kitchen or living room, but still be able to keep an eye on baby from outside. I really love the transparency now.

Whatever the boys or Dh are surfing, I can see too... haha. No more secretly surfing for Ben 10 YouTube clips! They're back to no more TV watching since we moved back. So they don't get to watch Ben 10 anymore. It helps them not to fight as much, I believe. But I realise they are able to get Ben 10 on YouTube as well, so now I tell them, no Ben 10 on the computer also.

It's fine for other kids to watch Ben 10 if they don't act it out like how my boys do. I do what I do because I observe that they fight a lot more if they watch such shows. I don't like them acting out everything they watch on TV. So I channel their attention and time to other activities. Right now, they enjoy playing their magic cards, and Lego. That's good for me. Of course, they still fight, but it's a different kind of squabbling. I find it much less violent. It's just irritating, now, but not rough and violent.

Our MBR. Our lamp is in. And the olive green paint is done.

Took this pic at V.Hive. I was looking for a dresser but a lot of dressers come with either very ornate Victorian designs, or they are too bulky and old-fashioned for my liking. Since our apt is small and most of our things have clean lines, I wanted just a simple table with a mirror. Hence I was carrying this mirror from another department to the office section and tried the mirror out on the different office desks/ tables to see if it will work as a dresser.

And I took this pic for Dh to view since he is mostly not with me whenever I go furniture hunting.

Lest you think I am the customer from hell, I actually asked the mirror dept guy if I could do that (move the mirror to other depts) and he obliged. :-) I did ask for permission ok!

In the end, I did get my dresser done up something like that, but I got the office desk from Ikea. This Linnarp line of office desks is clean and simple. Just a table with legs. Very nice. And I'll get a mirror to match. It is small and nifty enough for our MBR too.

Surprisingly, after I bought it and had it set up in my MBR, I bought a copy of Jan 2010's Home and Decor magazine, and in there, the Linnarp desk was featured as being a nice table. Ahhh, is my taste good or not??


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