I remember going to the showroom and everything looked so awesome. HA President went and ordered everything and it was delivered to the house. I think the fact that I didn't play a part in the ordering aided in the shock that occurred when I saw the 13 boxes in the TV room, outside my suite. However, I forgot to take a picture of it all before I moved things around. I was also under the impression that everything you needed to assemble the furniture was included in the box. Boy, was I wrong.
Everything was delivered on Friday. An alumna and I decided to tackle my headboard first.
I tried assembling some chairs, but one of the holes wasn't drilled all the way through. Thats when I gave up and decided to go to bed (back at WestMar).
|The walls are actually tan, not lime green.|
Saturday was a new day, and I was determined to get more of my furniture assembled. After I got the chapter tool box the chairs were the first order of business.
|My first Ikea success!|
I tried to do some more work on the headboard, but I thought I had put it together backwards, since the unfinished edges were facing upwards. Little did I know that I had, indeed, done it correctly, but I was just looking at the wall side of the headboard. I also found out that taking apart Ikea furniture is extremely difficult.
|The unfinished edge that cause a panic!|
|How can a table be this complicated?|
Lesson: If you do not notice every little detail in their instructions you will end up putting your table together wrong.
|How far I got before I had to take it all apart ant start over.|
|Bed fully assembled|
|Bed and headboard|
|I thought I did everything right...|
|But then the drawers wouldn't go in. Took a while to realize that the tracks were upside down.|
|Before the cardboard backing, when I thought everything was going ok.|
|1. Levitating nails? 2. 27 of them? Really?|
|To put the nails in perspective.|
|I could barely hold the nails in my fingers to hammer them into place. And I have pretty small hands.|
Somewhere in those days I also assembled a couch.
|Half assembled couch with the de-assembled table in the background.|
|Thats not right...|
|There we go.|
Some of my next posts will include "Decorating my Room" and "My Desk Adventure"