Tuesday, November 1, 2016

DIY VANITY TABLE - IKEA ALEX/LINNMON INSPIRED

Have you seen or been to those shopping malls makeup counters with beautiful vanity table, high chair, good lightings, full of makeup stuffs on the tables?

I'm sure many women will answer YES!

I am also guilty. I love to see those vanity tables. 
And i always dreamed of having 1 at home.

GUESS WHAT?

I fnally did!
And i did it myself.

First, let me show you my ugly old boring small vanity table.
Ugly but it has served me for 12 years. It's a set of vanity table and a bed, bought when i got married.

#1
Most vanity tables are small, and have limited storage spaces.
Small stool. I hate to sit on lower stool as i have to cross my legs most of the time. 
And putting on makeup for 30-40 minutes plus minus, meaning i have to cross my legs that long.
Imagine standing up after that, makes my world go round!

#2
 My light when i put on makeup.


And having the old vanity table, i can't even put all my makeup stuffs out and arranged on my table. All my brushes and makeups are kept in my huge makeup bag.

And then i saw the following table in IKEA.

#3
It's nice, wide, a lot of drawers.

And it's RM739. The length is 200cm (too long). The height is 73cm only (standard height for tables) meaning i still have to use a normal chair. I still have to cross my legs. Ughhh....

So after budget calculations, i decided to DO MY OWN VANITY TABLE.
My budget - only RM200. 

I have visioned that my table will be longer, wider and higher.
The first thing i did, was measuring the size of MY OLD vanity table and sketch/write it on a piece of paper.

Things to bring along when shopping for DIY VANITY TABLE - 1. Measurements 2. Measurement tape 3. Pen and paper 4. Smartphone 5. Money RM200

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DAY 1

I went to Klang, looked at the used furniture shops. There were a few shops. They showed me the vanity tables they have. 

Mind you it's a used furniture shop, so their furnitures are effing old style and uglier than my vanity table. 

Suddenly i saw my vision flying away.
And then i came up with an idea.

Why not i bought separate table tops and storage drawers and assemble them myself? And so i found a nice table top. Only RM50. It's actually an office table. Not MDF type. Thick, heavy, wider and longer. The color is MEDIUM ALDER (in between brown and yellow shades). I wanted WHITE table top but they don't have. I guess i'll just go with whatever they have.

Then looked for storage drawers. Again it's a used furniture shop, so please don't expect to find anything.
I gave up and decided to look for a brand new storage rack (cos i know it's hard to find storage drawers under the budget and i need 2 of them!) 

Went to Jusco Aeon Bukit Raja, found the 3 tier storage rack. Saw on display, blue, pink and dark brown color. Priced at RM39.90, i'm quite happy with it. But before i bought the racks, i took the measurements and went to DAISO to find a suitable plastic storage according to the sizes of the racks. As it is a 3 tier, i decided to divide the racks into 5. That means i have to buy a plywood to make a divider on 2 of the tiers. The bottom ones i will leave as it is. 

2 storage racks = RM99.80.

Meaning i have only RM50 to buy plastic storage from DAISO. I bought 4 brown plastic storage costs me about RM21.20 including GST. Then i went to MR.DIY shop, bought some brackets and screws for RM10.

Then i went back to Jusco, and bought the storage racks. I hate pink, and blue doesn't match with my table top color, i guess i'll take the dark brown. And when i was looking for the storage rack boxes stacked underneath the display racks, i saw they have WHITE! 

 End of day 1, i accomplished buying a table top, 3 tier storage rack, and 4 units of plastic storage. 

#4
 
Bought *this 3 tier diy storage racks in WHITE.

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DAY 2

After sending my girl to school, went to a hardware store, bought 4 pcs of plywood for the racks divider. A WHITE paint for wood.

#5

Cutting my plywood for the dividers.



Then i went to Ikea in Damansara. Bought 2 more storage plastic for the bottom tier. A few flower pots to put my makeup brushes. A wall lamp. Some hooks. Candles. High chair.

#6
*STIG Bar stool with backrest, black, silver-colour RM39
Didn't notice the height of the chair was 90cm. When i tried to fit under the table, it's too high.
Went to a welding shop nearby and sent for cutting the 4 legs. Cut 10cms. Cost me RM5.

#7
*MUSIK series wall lamp bought at Ikea Damansara for RM89 (on sale).

#8

*KARDEMUMMA Plant pot, white, assorted patterns at Ikea Damansara for RM4.90 each (on sale).


Came home and started painting the 4 pcs plywood and my mirror frame which is pink to WHITE! 
The mirror was an old long mirror stored one corner in my sister's room. Thank you Asu for the mirror.

#9
Painting job done!

Asu also helped me a lot with paitings, assembling, giving ideas for my table. Love you too!

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DAY 3

After sending my daughter to school, went again to Daiso at The Curve to buy more stackable storage plastics. But this time to put on top of the table.

#10
 
*Storage plastics from DAISO.

#11
 *Storage plastics from DAISO. Per item is RM5.30 including GST.

 
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DAY4

Things needed for DIY - 1. Drill 2. Screws 3. Nails 4. Hammer 5. Screwdriver 6. Strength

Completed 80% assembling and installing everything. 
Almost all the drilling and screwing i did myself.
Thanks to my late Daddy who taught me how to do a man's work!
I'm sure if you're still alive, you would be proud of me.
Al fatihah to you daddy. I miss you loads.

#12
 Partly finished storing. Wall lamp still not up yet.


#13 
My view - KL Tower and KL Twin Tower.


#14
I fell in love with my space my corner!


#15
My DIVA ring light in Medium bought in KL for RM289. Bought this light 2 weeks earlier. Because of this light taking a lot of space on my OLD vanity table that's inspired me to DIY a new set of table.


#16
The hooks i bought at Ikea Damansara for RM2.90 each. I bought 4. 


#17
The DIY 3 Tier Storage Rack became 5 tier.  


#18
 Haven't finished arranging my stuffs yet.


#19
This is a file rack. But i use it to put my makeup powder and blushers.


#20
My lipsticks, my argan hair oil, hair spray, body shop perfume, and green dildo hahah....nope, it's CUCUMBER GEL.... i know i know. It looks like dildo. Ughhhhh....

The brown vase in the middle, i got it last year, given by my ex schoolmate when we had a small reunion and gift exchange. It has been sitting behind my tv. No space to put it! 

And my favourite mini Al-quran on the far right!


#21
 My favourite DIVA Ring Light. Have to cover with white paper, cos the light is too bright.


#22
The bear was a gift from my ex schoolmate's wife. She made that herself. 
My brushes filled with green beans in the flower pots.
Scented candles for decorations. 
Mini perfume bottles. 
Combs, q-tips and etc etc etc


#23
The newspaper rack was hanging on the wall before, took it out and make it a place to put my hair dryer, hot hair brush and hair curler.


#24
100% complete.
Length - 120cm
Width - 60cm
Height - 92cm 

Wall lamp doesn't come with the light bulbs. 
Bought the bulb in Jalan Pasar, after looking for a round E14 white bulb.
It's RM10 each.


#25
 MY FAVORITE SPOT!

I think total spent for the table is about RM500 plus. But if wana include the Ring light, it'sRM750 plus.
With that amount i spent i get a lot of stuffs instead of just the table.

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BONUS PICS

Why i love my DIVA RING LIGHT so much?

#26
Because i love taking selfies.... lolololololollllllllllllllllllllll


#27
I am so vain.


#28
 Look into my eyes, you will see, that i finally founddddddddd....a VANITY TABLE!


*Disclaimer - most product pictures taken from their respective websites.

Monday, January 4, 2016

First Day of School Term in 2016

Before we talked about Monday and start of the schooling for my kids, let's talk about Sunday 1st ok.

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It was a beautiful Sunday morning. Woke up smiling.

Yup, in 2016, i wana stay positive always. Even though tengah moody PMS ke hapa ke, ai want to be positive always. And PRETTY STRONG.

So, papehal pun kita snap dulu muka baru bangun tido kita... :P




Lepas dah snap gambar, tweet a bit, check messages, fb & whatsapp, kita pun makan my favourite breakfast.


Telur 3 suku masak & a cup of green tea.

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Ini pulak kejadian masa hari Sabtu, 2 January 2016.
Aisyah Sofia punya 8 years old birthday.
Dia bengang je ngan abang2 and adik dia.
Dia nak tiup candles on the cake, tapi geng sumer sibuk layan youtube.


So i said, ignore them, smile, and blow the candles.

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And back to Sunday, i went out with some frens, exploring Nu Sentral mall.
Pastu before balik, singgah Mahbub pekena roti naan cheese garlic & ayam tandoori.
Dah almost setengah tahun gak la tak makan roti naan.
Tetiba teringin.
It was marbeles marbeles!



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4 January 2016
Monday
6:25am


It's the 1st day of 2016 school term.
Left to right - Aisyah Sofia, Mikail Sumilang, Adli Muhaimin, Ashraf Hazique Samsul



Kyle ready to be prefect!
And become a guinea pig in the Dual Language Programme class in his school.
His school got selected to implement the DLP.
So now, subject Sains, Maths, a couple more will be taught in English.

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7:30am


Laila Elena Sumilang ready to go to school....
She's excited.


At her school.
While waiting for the rest of the students.
After taking this pic, i told her, i have to go to her abang's school to buy abang's school books, and told her i'll come back to pick her up when her schooltime finish.
She said, OK and wave bye bye.

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9:30am


I was anxious.
Nervous.
Happy.
All the mixed feelings after leaving my girl in school.



Having second thought.
I should've stayed with my girl.
It's her 1st day.
I should be there.
But the teacher send me off.
Mommy doakan Laila dapat go through today sayang.

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2 pm

  
My instinct was right.
Mother really knows.
She was crying all the time after i left.
Teresak esak dia.
But mommy managed to have small talks with her.



Lepas comforting her, she stopped crying and belasah 2 keping roti canai.
Lapar nau nau.

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4pm

I was busy wrapping Kyle's text books.
Laila was sitting next to me and suddenly tears running down her cheeks.
Asked her why?
Katanya, dia tak mau pegi skool esok.
Comfort her again, talked and convinced her to go to school, then she's ok.

Tapi sampai ke malam, everytime cerita pasal school, dia menangis sedih.

Hai la anak, matilanak la mommy camni.

Be strong sayang.
It's only your 1st day in school.
I know you'll be ok.
Mommy always pray the best for both my anaks.
Even I'm not around you, Allah will always be with you sayang.

InshaAllah, you'll be fine.


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On another note.....

it's page 4 of 266 today.




#heartofahunterdiaries


Saturday, January 2, 2016

School starting soon

Alhamdulillah, 98% hal sekolah anak2 dah selesai. 

Laila registered at Smart Reader Kids. We were at her school and she seems to be excited. 

I was thinking that she will be paranoid about going to school, but i was wrong. 

Then mikail pun dah potong rambut. Balik rumah baru mak dia teringat yang mak dia tak beli lagi buku2 tulis Kyle. Haha... Pastu baju sekolah dia pun dok ada selai je sebab haritu dapat beli selai je sebab last kopek. 

Tak pe la, nasib baik esok sunday, kena pi beli lagi 3 helai baju sekolah dia. Badge baju dia pun tak jahit lagi ni. 

Buku tulis? Tunggu monday bukak sekolah mommy beli nanti ya sayang. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

It's page 1 of 366...

Yes, 2016 is a leap year. 
That means you get the extra 1 day to achieve whatever your new year resolution is. 

As for me, 1st day je terus fail Azam 2016 ai. 

Kengkonon nk kurangkan tido petang. 
Tapi cuaca tahun baru harini sangat la menarik dan lemau. Menarik ke katil haha. 

Btw, i also berazam nak kurangkan layan Facebook. Ikutkan hati nak tutup terus tapi pasal aku ni chip marketing untuk Splashes and Looks by AF Sisters, so kena la active kan akaun FB ku. Lalalala. 

And also, i will limit my sharing personal stuffs on FB. Cuma yang rapat2 with me je will see my post starting tmrw. 

And then, i will also tweet more. Even merepek stuff. 

And also, start reading news from reliable sources instead of reading news from "various reporters" on fb!!! 

Errrr i think itu je kot my azam. Ada lagi as the days go by. 

Now, lets see some of the moments of how i celebrate welcoming the new year 2016...

Its our 3rd year performing for New Year's Eve in Tropicana Golf Club & Country Resort. 

The theme for the Dinner & Dance was Great Gatsby. 

On the way to Tropicana Golf Club. 


Doing soundcheck at 5:30pm


The ballroom. 


The setup on the tables. Very classic. 


Close up of my selfie. 


Last 2 years, i took the same kind of pic (same place, same mirror), short & dark hair color. 


Ready to swing. 


Cute photobooth


With btruband members. 
Left to right: E-One, James, Nina & Black


My new year eve dinner. Love prawns so much 😁


On the stage while performing. 


With emcee. 


It was freezing cold the ballroom. Kena berselimut 😅


Goofing with black & e-one while performing. 

Tak dan nk snap the time 00:00 
Sibuk nk wish happy new year!


Selesai dah event tahun baru kita. 

Semoga segala yang telah disakiti or dipermainkan pada tahun 2015, maafkan sahaja. Apa yg telah dicapai, bersyukur alhamdulillah. Moga tahun 2016 memberi lebih keberkatan dan kebahagiaan dariNya. 

I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY! 
Bring it on 2016



Ni lunch on the 1st day of 2016. 


And i just gave some money to that orang kurang upaya di belakang my sister tu. Dia kata nak makan. Pastu aku tgk dia took all the leftovers on that table. Soup dlm mangkuk tu sedap je dengar dia slurp and air yang dh tinggal ais saje pun dia hirup gak. 

Bersyukurlag, kalau2 kita rasa kita tak puas dgn kehidupan, rasa mcm byk kekurangan, ada orang lain lagi byk kekurangannya. 

Eh, terjadik mcm ustazah pulak. 
Muhasabah diri derrrr. Peringatan untuk diri sendiri gak! 

Ok! SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2016 🎉🎉🎉😘

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