Ikea Part II: Beware of the screws!

Remember, I told you that the hardest thing about Ikea was to pass the decoration section without ending up with a pile of useless yet lovely picture frames and that one tablecloth that would suit sooo perfectly?

Well, I might change my opinion. Or at least add the advanced level: Assembling! Not only a challenge for you DIY skills, but also a good relationship test! At least I imagine so – because my sister and me did amazingly well, of course! We are a good team! We soon had an elaborate system of who would hold the board and who would turn the screw.
Ha! Speaking of the screws! Dear IKEA, it would be amazing, if not only the creative name and the colour of your products is written on the packaging, but also the tools it needs to be assembled!! %&’#@§?&#!!

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As you might have guessed, we ended up super motivated, just unpacked the first box, everything nicely sorted, all the dowels and screws counted and realizing we won’t make it just with the screwdrivers Kathi wisely borrowed from work. (At least we had real screwdrivers now! I spent my afternoon building a shelf that required an estimated number of 1.000 screws using just the small leatherman my dad gave my, in order o survive the rough wilderness of the big city.) Anyways, fortunately our landlord helped us out with a hammer and a screw-wrench, mentioning at least seven times we shall not install something directly on the walls as there are wires running trough – thank you, we got it the first time.

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After two successive evenings, spent on our knees, being super many showing off all our technical knowledge, we can finally say: Welcome to the family, Rast, Hyllis, Laiva and Gorm!

XX, Angie


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