I've put together houses full of furniture. It's actually how I stopped smoking. (Well, that and nicotine patches....) I went to Ikea the day I stopped smoking and bought an entire apartment full of furniture. Spent 5 days putting it together (it was a LOT of furniture)... Problem with what to do with your hands when you stop smoking... solved.
But I digress...
|It's deceptively simple looking... and about 7' square.|
I don't buy much Ikea furniture anymore. But I still end up there at least once every time that I move.
This move is no different.
I bought a couple of pieces at Ikea for the new house. Among them was a GINORMOUS entertainment center (which was on closeout and too great a deal to pass up... And I needed an entertainment center).
Now, like I said, I'm an Ikea assembly expert. But this piece was three 7' tall boxes full of wood and dowels and screws. It was like Advanced Placement Ikea.
But I've learned one thing about Ikea furniture.
You don't have to be able to see the whole picture. In fact, it's better if you don't. It's best not to go ahead in the directions. The easiest way to get through it is to have faith that the Ikea designers know what the hell they're doing and that it'll all end up the way it's supposed to at the end. Even when the directions seem ridiculous.
It's a very simple process. It's just like life...
Count the pieces to make sure you've got everything you need (nothing as much fun as finding out you're missing a critical piece 2 steps from the end).
Take a deep breath.
Do one direction at a time.
Don't skip ahead.
Have faith that all those pieces will eventually fit together.
Don't give up.
Just like life, right?
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