The demo part was not that bad. The wall needed some small repairs and the floor molding needed to be pulled out and replaced. There was a 2 inch section missing once the desk was gone so removing the old and putting in new was the easiest thing to do for a wall that is only 4 feet long. Once it was all painted it looked great but empty. There is a cabinet hanging on the wall just above where the desk used to be so something needed to fill the space below.
I found a freestanding cabinet on the Ikea web site. Thankfully, we have a store not too far from where we live. One evening last week we made a trip out there to purchase this fine cabinet. This very heavy, needs to be assembled cabinet.
After pulling back into our garage I hopped out of the van and opened the back hatch. There I stood until hubby realized I wanted the box pulled out tonight. We managed to get it onto a dolly and rolled over to the basement door. It was there that I came up with the good idea to take the pieces out of the box and carry them individually up the steps to help lighten our load. Then I went upstairs to give the kids a bath. Seven trips up and down the steps and hubby had the whole thing all unloaded. Lucky for me I can’t hear him from the bathroom.
Here’s the content of the box.
There was an instruction booklet too.
A 20-page booklet.
It shows 32 steps but does not have one single word printed.
It’s all just pictures.
But look, you only need 4 simple tools.
And a friend.
Am I the one with the hammer or the pencil. Hmm?
Did I mention that there was a lot of hardware? 104 pieces but who’s counting?
Awe, look. We got a little extra help. Good little helper.
And not one bad word uttered all evening. It only took us 2 hours.
So far it’s still standing.