Customised Wardrobe Part 1 : Down with the old!

Five years ago when we moved into our current place, I brought along my then-already-3-yrs old cupboard. They looked pretty new and dad had given it a new coat of paint. Although we had our own customised wardrobe in the master bedroom, we felt that we needed some extra space.

And boy , did we need that!

I've always thought that it was big enough but you should have seen how cramped it was inside! Bedsheets, curtains, shawls, bags, traditional clothes, towels, praying attires etc etc. All squeezed into this 4-door cupboard , without much of a space to breathe. [All our work / going-out clothes and accessories are in our master bedroom.]

The left side is something like an L-shaped cupboard which allowed a little more space.

But a year or so ago, this COURTS cupboard started to fall apart. Shelves gave way and the clothes railing could no longer bear the weight of our baju kurongs etc. What we did then was to shift most of the clothes into IKeA boxes and only left a few on the rail. Each time the shelves gave way, I would put them back and arrange my shawls all over again.What a horrendous chore!

Finally, last week ,we decided enough is enough. We are going to have a customised wardrobe in the guest room , after much procastination.

We got a contact from a colleague of mine and after some market research and quotations, we finally decided on this recommendation as the price was the most affordable :)

We contacted Mr David Seah from MU Design Associates. He came to our place to look at our room , draw out our ideas and gave some of his own in return.

I am always particular about who we deal with - I must be able to communicate with that person and he must somehow be able to 'read my mind'. Make sense, no? Thus, Mr Seah gave me good vibes as he understood what we wanted and able to draw it out for us to visualise.

He came on Thursday night and said that they would demolish our current cupboard on Saturday morning.

What?!?! So fast??? That would mean I have to clear the cupboard in just one night...

Therefore, that was our Friday night project.... EMPTY the wardrobe!

The bottom area was mainly used to store bedsheets and curtains. I swear that they take up so much space! I must get rid of some soon...let go of the older ones.  Second shelf from the bottom (on the left) are some bags.

My poor bags having almost no ventilation as they are stacked up like that :( ...Patience babies...ur new home is coming soon!

Like a Tsunami-hit zone! Having nowhere else , we dumped as much as we could on the 3-seater sofa while the rest went on the floor.

Still not enough space..we had to spill over to the study room. Oh Gosh! 

On Saturday morning, Mr Seah and his workers came over to demolish the old cupboard and take measurements for the new ones....ooohh....exciting!

That's Mr Seah in grey. Look at the amount of dust on  the floor!

We haven't seen this side of the wall for a long, long time.  Soon, it will be time to say goodbye again.

For one whole week, I had to endure this eyesore in the guest room. It just looks super messy with everything on the sofa and the floor.

But hey , good things come to those who wait. Our new wardrobe will finally be installed tomorrow morning. I cannot wait to organise my stuff etc !

Look out for my update soon!

Oh, wanna guess the colours of the wardrobe?


suhana said...

no update on e new wardrobe?...hehe

dancingfairyqueen said...

LOL....I have been super busy ...macam malas nak update pun ada. LOL. Will so it soon though!

Dyan Razali said...

I would love to see the new wardrobe! Cos im actually looking for one too. the current one is falling apart! hahaha