Monday, September 02, 2013

DP#20 (13/09/2013)

out of all the things on my list that needs to be settled, i was slightly more excited about the curtains. when we moved into the old house, it was just a 'cover the windows' exercise. we bought stuff off the shelves. some too long, some too short, some too light, some fell off after a week or two, some was never touched, some touched too much and was hanging by their threads, some i cut with scissors and had a nice shape at the bottom. but they did their job and i left them alone.

this time, i wanted it to be good. i surveyed a few places but at the end was just too exhausted to mix and match from several shops and went to the one closest to the house. i had what i wanted in mind and made a really long list, edited a few hundred times. when i went to the shop, i was prepared. but then they opened their books of samples. then my eyes almost fell out of their sockets and i chose every single material with flowers that they had.

i was jumping with glee until i went home and digested my choices. goodness...what had i done! there were flowers everywhere. living, dining, tv rooms, halls, my room. in all colours. red, blue, green, yellow, purple. i called the shop and told them that i need to re-think about the choices. so again, i edited my list. i went over and said...ok, no more flowers, lets just be simple and decide slowly.

the bedrooms were settled first. same plain coloured materials for all the rooms but different rooms were of different colour. bedrooms were blue, playroom was red, family room was greenish (because i purchased the sofa the week before), guest room was maroon. there...settled the whole of upstairs in one go.

i also settled some other rooms. i wanted yellow based blinds for windows in front of the stairs, both upstairs and downstairs. i wanted small flowers for the kitchen.

so only the living, dining and tv room were pending. i slept on them for a bit and came back about two weeks later for them. i knew i wanted thick ones for the tv room as it faced the evening sunlight. because i chose flowers and checks for the sofa, i decided on plain curtains but to give it a more classy look, i chose two contrasting colours, both to match the sofa. asyraf absolutely loved the curtains, he couldnt stop looking at them. i knew i made the right choice because asyraf isnt into these things.

for the dining, since its somewhat connected to the tv room, i chose a lighter material with similar colours as the tv room curtains.

the living room curtain was decided by ariff. he wanted red and the shop found a good material which had red and brown to match the sofa and a bit of blue to match the material i chose for the wing chairs.

the shop was really good. they spent a day to fix the rods, another day to fix the first batch of curtains and about a couple of hours on a third day to fix the second batch and send over the reupholstered chairs. they worked clean and fast. they delivered all the items way before the dates they promised. and they were good to put my thoughts into material.

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