Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by IKEA but all opinions are my own.

I am a bit surprised when I get the email from IKEA, asking me to work on another collaboration project, but why not? It has been more than two years since I updated the progress of our kitchen renovation after we moved in, and here it goes, IKEA project #5, kitchen upgrade 2015.

Well, we have added some new pieces for the counter-bar. I tried to add some decoration pieces such as flowers and plants to make the milk powder container looked nicer. My final goal of this counter-bar is to make it same height with the kitchen counter-top which will look like a kitchen island.

With helper around, we cooked almost everyday. Our daily breakfast are breads with eggs and our eggs run out very fast. Those eggs looked happier to sit on the 2-tiers serving stand from IKEA, aren’t them? Sometimes I also put my cupcakes on the serving stand to serve our guests, of course I would wash it first before putting the cupcakes. Onions and garlics are put inside the jar without lid, the jar size just nice for them. A new RIMFORSA knide holder which is made by bamboo materials helps to line up Daddy’s knifes properly. The rest still look pretty much the same except we have got a new set of cups.

Here’s how it looks all together.

Almost all of our eating cutlery are bought from IKEA and … I liked the orange and green place mats, I thought they matched each other.

Daddy Kenji planned to plant some flowers in these RIMFORSA containers which looked like test tubes. I liked the color tone and design of IKEA new RIMFORSA series, they display kitchen stuffs in beautiful style.

We also added a notice board near the window corner and I have made some calendars for it. I always wanted to bring in some greenery to our living area, despite of staying in a concrete jungle. Growing some plants and herbs by the window corner to make it look like a little garden.

We installed a new set of curtains to hide the ugly power points (photo in the left is shelves with curtain closed and photo at the right is shelves with curtain open). All the food storage jars and containers were bought from IKEA which included both the glasses and plastic materials.

The other side facing the open shelves is the refrigerator and Zaanse helped us to decorate the refrigerator with some IKEA magnets and her baby photos.

Thanks to my dear girl ~

Now these are the photos of baby Zaanse and I shall print more photos of baby Xavy as well!

Cinnamon and some spices inside the magnetic containers which is pretty accessible. Of course, we will reserve one for Zaanse to showcase her cars collection.

How simple to get more space, just installed a spice jar rack inside our kitchen cabinet to put all the spices and salts etc. Daddy always got some crazy ideas, but this one is quite helpful.

Besides of the spice jar rack, we also mounted a rail onto the cabinet door under the sink. This is where we hang our kitchen towels.


So, there you have it and here’s the get the look board :

Click HERE to see the hand-sketch drawing or HERE to see the 3D computer drawing of our kitchen carpentry.

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  1. Elyse

    May 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    hihi, love your house! where did you get the black round stickers to label the jars? thank you

    1. wongcee@hotmail.com

      May 28, 2015 at 5:54 am

      Thanks Elyse, I used the normal chalkboard sticker and cut to the shape I want ~ Hope this helps 🙂

  2. Mark

    May 28, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I love your decor!

    1. wongcee@hotmail.com

      May 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks Mark !

  3. Janice

    June 2, 2015 at 1:57 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the WHITE kitchen!! i’ll b doing up my new place at the end of the year and tis is great inspiration! by the way, is it hard to maintain since it’s white?

    1. wongcee@hotmail.com

      June 2, 2015 at 6:26 am

      Thanks !! Initially we wanted a matte finishing white as it looked much nicer but we decided to change to glossy white finishing and it really easy to maintain. So far we didn’t have any issues to maintain the white …. Though I still think matte looked nicer!

  4. Candy

    June 3, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Super Love your house design!! How’s your kompactop? Easy to maintain and still in good condition after your heavy cooking?
    May I know what kind of tiles for your kitchen wall?

    1. wongcee@hotmail.com

      June 4, 2015 at 6:55 am

      Thanks Candy ! Our kompactop is good, very easy to maintain and so far we have no issues on it though we cook almost everyday. The tiles for kitchen wall is just those normal rectangle ceramic tiles 🙂

      1. Candy

        June 4, 2015 at 9:57 am

        I see… Even put hot stuff on it also no problem? I like kompactop but worry about the durability 🙁

        One more question, for your master bedroom settee and cabinets, it is made by your carpenter? How much is it?

        1. wongcee@hotmail.com

          June 5, 2015 at 7:09 am

          Hi Candy, I’d put hot stuff on it and no problem .. but I will place a Ikea coaster before place the hot stuff la.

          Mater bedroom settee and cabinets are done by my carpenter .. I couldn’t remember the exact price, think around 300 to 600.

  5. Fin

    June 30, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I love the test-tubes! Where can I get them?

    1. wongcee@hotmail.com

      June 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm


      Tubes and Holder sells separately.

  6. Rachel Hui

    July 1, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Nice! Where can I get the spice rack? Been looking for it for quite some time already.

    1. wongcee@hotmail.com

      July 1, 2015 at 6:37 am

      Hi Rachel, you can get from IKEA. I saw the product back to their shelf last week ~ Enjoy shopping !

      1. Rachel Hui

        July 1, 2015 at 12:14 pm

        Thanks for the info! Where did you see it in IKEA? I just tried looking for it in their mobile app but can’t find.

        1. wongcee@hotmail.com

          July 2, 2015 at 6:16 am

          Yeah … it isn’t in their website but it is available in the store. I saw it at the kitchen area, hope the stock hasn’t run out. Good luck !

  7. Shafaq

    July 1, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Love the kitchen! Where did you get the bird cage hook that is on your wall? Well done on such creative ideas!

    1. wongcee@hotmail.com

      July 2, 2015 at 6:21 am

      Hi Shafaq, I bought it from Typo during it sales … Think about 10 bucks ☆〜(ゝ。∂) Thanks ~

  8. Nuraini

    January 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Hi. How do you make the IKEA knife holder stand on your counter top without toppling over?

    1. wongcee@hotmail.com

      January 5, 2016 at 6:26 am

      The Ikea knife holder is built the way with magnet so it can hold the knife.

      1. Nuraini

        January 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm

        Hi again… 🙂
        I didn’t mean the knives toppling over. I was wondering about the bamboo holder itself toppling over as it is top heavy with the magnets. The actual design is meant for it to be hung on a metal bar. But like you, I prefer to put it on the kitchen counter. But because it’s top heavy, it can’t stand on its own. So how do you make it stay standing on the kitchen top?

        1. wongcee@hotmail.com

          January 6, 2016 at 6:57 am

          Hi Nuraini, understand your question now. But somehow the holder manage to stand by itself on the counter top, we didn’t do anything on it.

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