Me vs. Ikea

Oh Ikea, you tried to break me yesterday. I lost half a day of work when you gave me a window of 1 PM to 5 PM for the delivery of the box you didn't give me when I bought my new console table. You showed up at 6:30 PM after telling me you were 20 minutes away at 5 PM and 10 minutes away at 6 PM. When your delivery guys pulled "Box 2" out of the truck, I almost died. I already had two of "Box 2". Thankfully, they had "Box 1" and a swap was made.

Then, I came to this:

Did I really need another person to assemble this thing? Waiting for my boyfriend wasn't an option. He's working until midnight for the next two days (his final two days in the restaurant industry! Hooray!). I thought you were going to win this one, but I started putting things together, just to see how far I could get.

I started at step 9, putting the legs together. That went just fine. I decided to start on the main cabinet. There were a few times when I thought I'd have to abandon the effort, but I kept going. By midnight, this is what I had in front of me:

Tonight, Ikea has another chance to drive me crazy as I tackle the shelves and doors. Wish me luck!


  1. Jeannine!
    What a round-about way to meet someone (don't you just LOVE 'La Lampshade'?!!) YES, come in and get your free gift --
    I tweeted yesterday that if you come into the shop and spend over $30 you get a gift.
    I'd love to meet you -- and I will now be following Small and Chic.

  2. I love and hate IKEA, all at the same time. It's a difficult relationship. It's a pretty console table though! It took me weeks to find just the right one.

  3. Very pretty - can't wait to see it all finished!

    Don't you just love their illustrated "people"? LOL

  4. The instructions definitely crack me up. Especially the one of the baffled guy who needs to call Ikea for help.

    More pictures coming! I'm watching Project Runway, so I'm a little behind.


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