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dreamdoll

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hi ladies!

hows everyone?
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I've got a huge pimple on my nose and I'm starting to freak out!!

hui, thanks for asking! Haven't started arranging tables yet! But am getting there
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still can't believe the big day's a week away!!

mehmeh, happy to hear about renos! And would love to see your pics soon
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padi

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Hi dreamdoll! Ah yo errr..The pimple can be touched up? Nvm nvm..drink more water! Don't press it or you'll leave a red spot!
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So quick! Enjoy your big day and share with us how it goes!
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mehmeh_lim

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hi dreamdoll,

oh, dun touch it.. Apply clay masque overnight & u shd see it go down a fair bit by tmrw morn
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No more late nights, ur skin needs to recuperate & regnerate for the glow! heehee

Table arrangement's not tt tough.. The general arrangement is quick, but filling the last couple of seats per table can be tricky.. Must think of dynamics of the ppl at the table. But if u dun intend to, it's also fine, coz it's ur day!

Wld love to see ur AD pix soon too.. Oh any PS for u?
 

dreamdoll

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hi mehmeh,

thanks for the tip! clay masque is going to be tricky...my skin is ultra-sensitive! but yes, definitely more sleep n water for me!
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Pre-wedding shoot pics i've uploaded onto our wedding site
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you can take a peek...have a good day!
 

mehmeh_lim

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hi dreamdoll,

u're up oredi... i thot only i've got to be up so early.
oooh, better skip the masque, otherwise u might make things worse.. heehee, do ur usual routine
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Shall go check ur pix soon
 

mehmeh_lim

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hihi Hui,

Yest, went for site visit.. Almost 2/3 of homo tiles are laid. Skriting isn't done, wall tiles hacked aren't plastered.
After the tiles are done, need to install kitchen sink, eletrical works & aircon.. Followed by paint, carpentary & installation of lights.. Gosh, i hope by end Sept or 1st week of Oct. Hope by Jess's wedding.. heehee
 

padi

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HEhehe. Okok.
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The faster the better hor. :p

So good to hear that things are falling into place for u.
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Do take pictures! :p
 

mehmeh_lim

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hi Dreamdoll,

so how is everything?? Had a smashing big day? heehee.. Gotta tell u, i didn't manage to view ur PS pix, cldn't find it on ur multiply site.. U got another site?

Hui & Dreamdoll,

Renos are moving on fast & gotta be fast this week, i wanna move quickly.. My sis is going to deliver, so all the things which i've hogged in my rm at my parents' must be moved out asap. *cross fingers & toes* tt the contractors wld cooperate
 

padi

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Mehmeh:
Heard about your elder sis's delivery from Shar. Hehe. So busy ah your family - 2 weddings, 1 baby along the way and 1 moving home.
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Hopefully the timing will be perfect.
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Saw your pics! the guy seems pretty fast and efficient.
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Looks like you are going to have your dream home soon! Once C and I passed by your block saw your unit lit up. Think you must have been there checking out the site. Hehehe.
 

mehmeh_lim

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hihi Hui,

Got weddings?? Wah, i dunno leh.. heehee
Yupz, the guys are fast.. All the different contractors doing their job chop-chop! Oh when u passed by, it must have been a Wed or sorts? One of the days u gers have BSF yah?
 

padi

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Mehmeh: your sister and your wedding last year lor. Heheh. Your family quite "happening" these 2 years.
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Or did your elder sis get married the year before last? *confused*

Yea we passed by on a Tues. BSF day. :D

Dreamdoll: Enjoy your big day!!
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mehmeh_lim

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hi Hui,

hahah.. isee! Oh it has been happening since 2004! kekeke.. My elder sis in Nov 04, myself in Sept 05, then BB in Oct 06

Tuesday eh? oh next time after/before ur BSF u can drop by yah?
 

oxygen_bar

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hi all bishan dwellers,

I've just purchased a bishan unit! Very excited about it. Had stayed in jurong all my life! Now getting even more excited cos have to decide on renovation. I have a question, has anyone of you done false ceiling in your flat? I thought the ceiling looks lower than my flat in jurong. So wondering how it'll be doing a false ceiling. Do advice. Better still, would be great if have pics. thanks.

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padi

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Hi Breathe! Welcome to Bishan!
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Where is your unit located?

I will be doing false ceilings. Am also afraid if it will lower my flat, but going to try anyway. :p Have you decided on who to contact for quotations?
 

oxygen_bar

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Hi Hui,

My unit will be at 13X. What about yours? I'm currently going through the forum to shortlist some contractors and IDs. Still in the process. What about you? Shortlisted any? How many room is your unit? mine is 4s.
 

padi

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Hi Breathe:
My unit is at 17X.
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Quite near to yours! Yours is at St 12 right? Mine is st 13. I was so happy with our purchase that I couldn't sleep the night the OTP was signed. Hehehe. Mine is a 5I.

I am using Aspect D' Interior (http://www.aspect-idesign.com/) cos I find their prices reasonable, and my FH and I can get along with the designer.
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My FH and I shortlisted a few others: Intradesign and I-Bridge. Intradesign was my 2nd choice, and I-Bridge my 3rd.
We also visited Zhi Seng, Inner View, Decor Options. But did not find them suitable.
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If you need recommendations let us know!
 

dreamdoll

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Hi breathe!

Welcome to Bishan!
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I'm a Bishan dweller myself...and like Hui I'll say if you need help/advice, let us know!
 

oxygen_bar

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Hi dreamdoll,

thank you!!! you guys make me look forward to shifting to Bishan. But it'll take another 3 months cos I've only just signed the OTP. that's why have to start doing research now. hehe me kiasu.

Hui,
yea, 17X is near. In fact, I was considering between the unit I bought and another in 171. In the end chose the current unit cos it's nearer to central hehe :p I read quite some good review on intradesign so would probably be checking them out. Thanks for the link to aspect idesign. How much did you pay for your reno? I'm trying to decide if I want to get an ID cos I already know wat i know.

hmmm... I'll surely need a lot of advice in the few months to come. So glad there are friendly "neighbours" around to help! hehe duo xie duo xie
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oxygen_bar

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Hui,

just went to the webpage of aspect idesign. Interesting that they incorporate fengshui in their design. Did you choose to do their fengshui audit? I was thinking of getting a fengshui master to have a look before getting a ID or contractor. Looks like a good idea if the ID have some understanding to fengshui. Is it part of the reason that you chose them?
 

oxygen_bar

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dreamdoll,

oh, that's the 200 series. Believe it or not, when my brother and I decided on Bishan and AMK, I actually walked around the entire neighbourhood to check out the distance and the environment hehe. hhehe

i-bridge design looks good too! Noticed Hui shortlisted them too. How many room is your flat? and how much did u spend on your reno?

hey guys, do you have pics of your flat to show?? I would love to see them =)
 

padi

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Breathe: Yea I shortlisted I-Bridge too!! Ally is very nice.
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But was a little over my budget for me. :p So I picked Aspect, cos he gave reasonable deals. But in terms of design, I-Bridge definitely is better. In terms of $$$$, hehee..Aspect lor. Bobianz. :p

I didn't get them cos of fengshui. I don't believe in fengshui so didn't tap on the fengshui audit. Got them cos their prices are reasonable and my FH and I get along with Eddie the ID.
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If you need his handphone let me know! I still have Ally (from I-Bridge)'s number too if you want. Hahah.
 

oxygen_bar

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hui,

yea, I would love to have both their numbers. I'm on a tight budget. How is their workmanship? So are you happy with the end product?


Dreamdoll,
who is your ID?
 

padi

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Breathe: PM you already. I have yet to start my renovations. So far am ok with their workmanship. Not too bad.
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Hopefully can start reno in Dec.
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dreamdoll

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Hi breathe,

Yep..2xx..wow! We got a 4A unit..and renovations was within budget
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can I just say it was under 10k as our unit was in pretty good condition...we used I-bridge based on recommendations from my colleagues on Ally
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mehmeh_lim

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hi dreamdoll,

wow, a nice image captured of ur place!! heehee.. nice to see u back on this thread
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Is the console the piece u custom-made?

hi breathe,

welcome to the bishan thread
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I'm at 16X, just completed renos & moved in.. Can't be of great help coz I didn't engage an ID but the services of a contractor
 

oxygen_bar

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Hi mehmeh,

thanks. Well, you can always advise me on the things to look out for
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I might not engage the help of an ID anyway. Do you have pics of your renovated home?



Dreamdoll,

wow! under $10k! My bro would be so happy to hear that! So you happen to still have the quotation to the renovation? can email me for reference so that I can have an idea wat is included in the reno? [email protected]

mine is 4s. I've sort of decided on the colour scheme and lay out. Just that I'm trying to figure out where else can I put storage or create storage cos the previous owner hacked away the store room. And I need a large shoe cabinet but yet I dont want to block the entrance to the door, want it to be more windy blah blah, you know.. a lot of things to consider hehehe you must have experienced this when drafting the layout for your flat huh.
 

padi

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Dreamdoll's house is really nice I can vouch for that.
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Mehmeh: How's it been since moving in? Getting used to Bishan area? Pictures pictures!
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Btw, I'm thinking of gettin my sofa set, dining set and mattress from Hommage. How's the service and quality thus far??

Breathe: my prev owners hacked away our store room too. So I created a huge cabinet for shoes and for storage just outside my kitchen and near my main door. The storage space then becomes like a mini feature wall too.
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I agree with you that such space issue need someone who is experienced. What you can do is when you visit various IDs/contractors, tell them your problem and see how they solve it for you. Then you pick your fav, and then go to your fav ID/contractor and ask them to do it for you.
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mehmeh_lim

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hi breathe,

heheh, sure thing!! I do have pix.. But u gotta hang in there yah?? My CPU is acting up with too much noise, so can't turn on for too long *ooops*

hi Hui,

Moving in is gd.. So far so gd, have been shuttling between ILs @ HV & the house, so haven't quite explored the area yet. Though i went marketing this morn (today i'm off!!) & i'm going to *hopefull* whip up sthg yummy for dinner

U gotta akan datang for pix k? Crazy CPU, so noisy! My tv console, coffee table. study cabinet, shoe cabinet & sofa fr Hommage are here.. Excellent! No defects & they have made 3 trips to deliver all the items at no extra costs. We also ordered the dining chairs fr them, but will only be delivered end Oct, so they loaned us 4 chairs during this interim *good service*
 

padi

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mehmeh: good good!
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I am happy. Think will get all my stuff from them. I found their prices more reasonable and their designs more suitable than a lot of the other places I've visited.
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Good to hear that their service and goods are also good!
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You went to the market at blk 14X area isit? You gotta try to nasi lemak shop near Blk 141 or something. Its great and not too oily! :p The prata stall at the 2 coffee shops that face each other is also good. :p~~~ talking abt it makes me drool already.

Then again you are going to cook tonight? hehehe. ok shall not say too much you should cook for ur hub instead. :D
 

mehmeh_lim

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hi Hui,

Prices at Hommage are gd, coz they save alot on overheads of a display room. But u gotta trust what u see.. heheh! I prob wld go back to them to get more study cabinets.. kekeke

No leh, i thot the mkt is 15X?? hahah.. It's tt one VERY near ur place *winks* Oh i know which 2 coffeeshops u're referring to.. Now i know where i can get brekkie on Sat/Sun morn

Yup, going to cook tonight.. Whywhy??

Hey ladies,

Here are some pix
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padi

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Mehmeh: oh ya ya 151. :p Further down are all the 14X series of flats. Hehehe. There're ALOT of places for brekkies there. Have fun!
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Orh..I was saying..if you are going to cook tonight I shall not talk too much about those food stalls near our place. Haha. Because home cooked food the best mah! :D

Nice Sofa!!
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oxygen_bar

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Wow mehmeh! Is that pink wall on your dining area? Your house looks big, how many room?

I'm doing fuschia pink and purple for my room! Am trying to find the perfect pink. Do you have the code to the pink? Your ceiling looks pretty high cos you had the chandelier. Was considering chandelier for dining table too but scare the ceiling too long not nice. My theme for dining is very solid clear cut black and white. Living room going to be red and black. hehe I like solid colours.

Anyone of you have wallpapers done?

hui,
you've been to dreamdoll's house? you guys are friends? My good friends too, happen to move to around the same area at the same time. We used to from the west. Now they get married, one move to amk, one more to potong pasir, and I move to bishan hehehe only left another one still in the west and she's whining what's going to happen to her hehehe.

I hardly cook, so you guys can tell me where to find good food in the area!!
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Heard from my friend there's a store that sells good chicken rice, long queue. where is it?
 

mehmeh_lim

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hi Hui,

alot huh? u must tell me.. I just realised in my cluster of flats, there doesn't seem to be an ma-ma shop!!

today got opp to cook coz i've got a day off, otherwise i think at most 2-3x a week
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heehee

I like my sofa too!! it has some curves.. hmm, the pix doesn't show it too well leh

hi breathe,

oh nono.. tt was supposed to be red, ICI's Scarlet. But after some coats, it looked more pink than it was red after 2 coats. Oh well, i give up! heehee, HB says it's still a nice colour. My bestie said it looks more fuschia pink.. heheh, so hopefully it wld look fuschia pink if u were to have it
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hmm, my ceiling isn't tt high.. But for a chandelier, it shd be as low as possible, otherwise it wld defeat its purpose.. Solid colours r nice!

Was considering wallpapers along tt wall in red, but gave up, coz i was too exhausted fr all the sourcing for renos

Mine's a 5-rm..
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The nice chicken rice is at the coffee shop opp the CC with the Olio Dome. The name of the coffeeshop - Jin San Leng
 

oxygen_bar

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L-box more ex or false ceiling? i only intend to have a tiny kitchen cos seldom cook. anyone knows where i can get cheap string curtains? intend to use it to segregate the dining room. The one I found is $300 for only 1.5m so ex.

do you have a hood? is it any good? was wondering if I should get a hood cos kitchen is open concept so scare if I cook will make the whole place oily n smoky.... some people say it's useless.

btw anyone knows where to get those rattan hanging chairs tat used to be very popular in the 70s?
 

dreamdoll

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hi ladies,

wow the thread is moving along so quickly!!

mehmeh,
thanks! yep the tv console is custom-made...love the colours of your home!
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And the black chandelier...i have a weakness for them hee

breathe,
Opps, our quote is on my old laptop which died and I bought a new desktop...in any case, no harm chatting up I-bridge and see what they quote you
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Hmm didn't do up wallpapers coz this might prob just be our interim property...

Here are a couple more pics to share - dining area & master bedroom
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have a good night!

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oxygen_bar

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hey dreamdoll, your dining room is sorta what I was thinking of for mine. Very clean cut and strong colours. Except mine would be in black and white. How much did you get your chandelier for? Is it the same as mehmeh's? looks similar. Mehmeh how much did you get yours for? and where?

dreamdoll, who's your designer? Hui spoke to ally,u? Quite worth it huh all for under 10k. Next up for viewing, kitchen?
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mehmeh_lim

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hi breathe,

false ceiling is def more costly.. think most IDs wld suggest L-box, coz tt wld be enough to light a room
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I do have a hood, but it's the prev's owners
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I hardly fry/deep fry, so do hope the kitchen wun get oily too!! heehee

I got mine at Tai Yong @ Jln Besar
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Abt $280..

hi Dreamdoll,

U like strong colours too!! *^5* Mine def pales in comparison to urs, coz i've still got a long way fr fully furnishing it.. For tt matter, i haven't got down to doing my window treatments
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oxygen_bar

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mehmeh, $280 sounds reasonable! hmm. maybe I'll go check it out.

some of the furnitures i saw online and really drooling to get but not available in sg. seen anything like this let me know
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I've got a soft spot for arm chairs hehe
 

padi

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Hey breathe! I saw something similar to the pink cupboard at Ikea once! Hmm..Maybe you can walk into some furniture shops who customize stuff to do them for you?
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mehmeh_lim

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hi breathe.. Nice cabinet in pink!! Agree with Hui, there's this country looking cabinet in Ikea, tt's in white. Maybe can get it in pink after painting over? But avoid Ikea for its wood-based products, tends to warp

there's an ID tt specialises in country-ish theme.. Located somewhere off Thomson, *i think* Have seen someone in the SB forums who had engaged this fella and custom-made the bed, dresser, wardrobe and kitchen with this style, but gearing twd the country theme

Maybe can check out Picket & Rail & BarangBarang for the red arm chair.. I've seen a 2/3 seater sofa fr either of the shops with tt design
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padi

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Breathe: Customized not really that that ex. Hehe. I think Colonial Antiques at Balestier does customized furniture at a reasonable price. Think Dreamdoll can offer more advice on that cos her bed is customized from there.

I find Teakland Gallery good too!! Reasonable price if your cabinet is not tooo huge. Hehe. But if you want it pink..I don't know if can or not at Teakland. Heheh.
 

padi

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Hi mehmeh: I didn't get the bedframe from Teakland in the end cos I got mine from Ecolinks. But I "gian" their TV console and coffee table. Quite reasonable price too. But these 2 are not priority items to get yet (cos now we are so tight with the reno costs
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) so maybe get them only after our renovations, or even after the wedding. :p But I find their prices pretty reasonable. I spoke to Rinni. She says she remembers you and your hub!
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mehmeh_lim

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hi Hui,

Oh yah, i rem u got ur bedframe fr Ecolinks
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Nice!! Rinni remembers us?? hahhah, i didn't expect her to.
I think u're right, the TV console and coffee table can wait..The cool thing abt Teakland, u can have certain carvings on other pieces u see to be done on the pieces u want
 


padi

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Yes she does. Hehe. Oh can have our carvings on the wood ah? Good good my FH will be very happy.
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Will wait first lor. and pray for God to provide. :p
 

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