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If you have been following our previous posts about how we setup a small cosy corner in my bedroom, you would have read about the carpet that we bought from Qoo10 and the DIY furniture that we bought from Ikea. If you haven’t, you might like to check out the following links:
Setting Up My Very Own Cosy Corner [Home Art Carpet from Qoo10]

Setting Up My Very Own Cosy Corner [Ikea]

In this blog entry, we will be blogging about how we used die cut wall stickers to beautify the walls of my cosy corner!

The first time Baby and I saw wall stickers was when we were holidaying in Taipei, Taiwan at Raohe Night Market. It was a pity we didn’t buy them because they were rather cheap as compared to the ones we bought from Johor Bahru, Malaysia. If you shop around in KSL Shopping Mall or City Square in Johor Bahru, you should be able to find some small retail shops that are selling wall stickers.

Anyways, if you’re planning to beautify your walls, wall stickers can be a great alternative to painting or even sticking wallpapers. However, before you shop for suitable wall stickers for your wall, the most important thing you must do is to measure the length and height of your wall. By doing so, you will then be able to gauge the size of the wall stickers you should get.

For my cosy corner, we chose this particular design because the dimensions fitted the length and height of my wall. Not only that, I could even feature my family photos on the wall as part of the design as well. For your information, this particular design that we chose cost us around SGD$50+ and you might be able to get it at a much better price on Qoo10.

From Wall Stickers 2012

Also, before you purchase any wall stickers, check with the retailer or the seller where the wall stickers come from/are manufactured. If it is from Korea and/or Taiwan, you can safely buy it. If it is from other countries, you might want to consider your purchase carefully because certain wall stickers from certain countries are of low quality and low quality wall stickers may damage your wall.

This was how the wall of my cosy corner look like before the wall stickers were pasted.

From Wall Stickers 2012

The wall stickers will come in a roll and you will have to cut out the individual pieces bit by bit using the scissors.

From Wall Stickers 2012

Here’s Baby cutting out the individual pieces of wall stickers.

From Wall Stickers 2012
From Wall Stickers 2012

After cutting out the individual pieces of the wall stickers, Baby and I pasted the wall stickers onto the wall using a masking tape so as to gauge the positions of where we should paste the wall stickers.

From Wall Stickers 2012
From Wall Stickers 2012

Knowing more or less how and where we’re going to paste the wall stickers, we removed the protective film and pasted the wall stickers permanently onto the wall.

From Wall Stickers 2012

From a design of a tree with no leaves…

From Wall Stickers 2012

We slowly added the leaves one by one to the tree and viola!

From Wall Stickers 2012

Here is a picture of my cosy corner with the decorated wall!

From Wall Stickers 2012

Well, the only thing that is missing right now are the photos which I am going to put up and personally, we really like the design that we chose for the wall stickers. So, if you’re wondering how you can beautify and/or decorate your wall, wall stickers might just be the thing for you.

And oh, wall stickers can be easily removed without leaving any stains on the wall or causing any damage to the paintwork on your wall. 🙂

Well, having said so much about wall stickers, are you interested in winning a set of 5 Sticky Ties that you can stick onto your cars or just on any glass surface? If you are interested, do check out our current blog giveaway and submit your entries as soon as possible because our giveaway will end in 18 days time! If you don’t know what Sticky Ties are, check out the following link:

http://awinsomelife.org/2012/12/28/stay-sticky-with-sticky-ties/

Stay tuned to more updates from us!

God bless!

Previously, we have blogged about how the carpet that we bought from Qoo10.sg has contributed to our cosy corner and in this blog entry, we will share with you a wonderful find that we found in Ikea Tampines.
So, having envisioned what our cosy corner was going to be like, we decided that a coffee table with a centrepiece was going to be necessary. Well, since we’re on a tight budget, we decided to check out what Ikea Tampines has to offer.

Even though we believe many people have the notions that Ikea‘s products are of poor quality and workmanship because of the low prices, this is certainly a misconception. In fact, when we were at Ikea, there were many things that were rather contemporary and stylish.

Having browsed through their catalogue, we headed straight to Ikea‘s self-serve corner and gotten ourselves a Lack Coffee Table [Black-Brown] for just $39.90! For the table centrepiece, we gotten a Trygg Serving Bowl for $3.90 and 2 packets of Dofta Potpourri that cost us $2.90 each! In total, we spent $49.60 at Ikea!

There were many other interesting items that we found in Ikea and the prices were pretty reasonable. As a matter of fact, many of the restaurants and cafes that we have dined at uses Ikea‘s products as well. When we get our new flat at Punggol, Ikea will probably be where we will get most of our household furniture and equipment.

If you’re on a budget and you’re worried about the quality of Ikea‘s products, fear not because if you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can bring it back unassembled with the original packaging and your receipt within 100 days for an exchange or refund. However, do note that Ikea will not accept returns on cut fabric & blinds, goods damaged after leaving the Ikea store except due to manufacturing defaults, items on sale, products from the AS-IS corner, bed linen, and items that are made to your specific requirements.

Here I am trying to figure out how to fix/DIY my own coffee table.

From Ikea 2012

Thanks to the easy assembling instructions that can be found together with my purchase, I had an idea on how to assemble my coffee table. Trust me on this, the tools that you will need are actually very basic and minimal, and the instructions are pretty easy to follow. Anyone whom has studied Design & Technology [D&T] during Secondary 1 or Secondary 2 would definitely know how to fix the coffee table.

From Ikea 2012

The nice and chic looking Lack Coffee Table [Black-Brown] that is fully assembled with the help of an enthusiastic Baby. If you can see from the photo, the Lack Coffee Table [Black-Brown] has a lower tier which you can put light items such as books or magazines.

From Ikea 2012

If you’re interested in the Lack Coffee Table [Black-Brown], be sure to check out Ikea. In fact, the Lack Coffee Table has two other colours [Birch Effect] and [White] as well.

Stay tuned to more updates from us!

God bless!