The hardest part is wrangling the box.
It recommends two people.
I recommend two people.
Of course I did it alone
because I could not wait,
and I'm stubborn like that.
Six bolts and four legs.
Air compressed cushions that
spring into shape and fill up the porch.
One box of tightly packed slipcovers
..and $399.00 and 30 minutes later
I have a sofa.
Everyone has had a nap on it so far,
so we're good.
Damn, I wish IKEA would come
to la la land.
It is only going to 80 today.
We're in heaven.
Hannah working on free lance job
at dining table, with windows open
and outdoor fountains sounding pretty.
I'm getting ready for carpet cleaners,
who are DESPERATELY needed.
Kitchen cupboards are painted,
just in time for
party here Saturday.
Garage stacked full of Hannah's
belongings for move.
I'm going to need air compressed
everything to fit in 2 cars!
Mattress ordered, fridge ordered,
base cabinets and counter top ordered
as this is the ENTIRE kitchen.
Can you believe - no fridge?
New 4' counter topping 2 cabinets will sit along the
kitchen floor/carpet line.
Now they have 2 drawers also.
I found them unfinished at Lowes
for 97 each and counter top for 57.
IKEA had some more expensive and half the size.
They can resell these or take with them
when they move from here.
Couch will butt up against back of cabinets
Roughly 460 sq feet total
to work with.
(couch may have to wait- we'll see)
And yet they feel like it's huge coming from
I am going to try and photograph
our transformation if I have time.
We have great plans
and it should be charming.