Monday, June 7, 2010

The 4 Hour Desk...

We bought a desk at Ikea. Normally we like more traditional, unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture... but we had a space in our guest-room/ office that needed a corner desk. We needed something really functional and on the cheaper side. Jay will be working from home some with Chick-fil-A so we wanted a space where he could stay organized (this will take more than a new desk, but its a start!) and he would have room to spread out. We found a corner desk at ikea for well under what we were planning to spend. The desk was in four easy boxes that fit perfectly in my car. We had an hour set aside to put the thing easily together. Simple as that.

And then we opened the boxes. And we pulled out about 50 trillion pieces. And we looked at the directions... and you can't really describe black and white pictures as directions. There were no words. Only rough little sketches. It was an experience.

This is about 2 hours into the easy desk project. We had about half the main desk together, and none of the side desk. We were considering just getting in the car and driving 4 hours to Charlotte to return the crazy contraption.

Miss B was very involved and quite a huge help...

Luckily I have a very handy, and determined husband. He is wonderful and he finished our desk around 1 am.

And we're really happy with the way it tuned out. It did fit perfectly in the space we have. Good thing we decided not to pack up the 20 billion pieces and high tail it back to charlotte.

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