In addition to having a busy uni week, this week has also consisted in a home redecorating project.
Mostly it is our living room being changed but also we are making some changes in other rooms. In our living room we are changing all furniture but one.
Monday was the big delivery day, and all our new furniture arrived, and I spent all of Monday and some of Tuesday putting together furniture.
I was so excited when the IKEA van arrived, however when seeing all the flat packages coming, I was in a slight panic mode. I am known for my bad handyman skills and putting together furniture is not my strength. Fortunately when I got started on the furniture, and taking it one step at the time it went surprisingly well, although it was time consuming.
We got the Ektorp Sofa from IKEA, the Jokkmokk table, a small coffee table and a carpet.
The sofa was easy to out together, the two tables took a little more time and elbow sweat but the chairs – the dreaded chairs was so hard! It took me hours and all my strength to get them together but at last there they were all done.
The TV stand came the next day, by then I had gotten smarter and bought a cheap electrical screwdriver and in 1 – 2 -3 it was up!
I feel so proud to get it all up by my self! I keep joking to Greg that I should brag to my feminism class – if this is not a self independent modern woman than what is haha! I feel like quite the handy woman.
If anyone of you our there is about to embark upon a similar project, I would advise to invest in an electric screwdriver! They can be bought for less than £5 at Argos, and believe me, it is worth the investment! It makes it easier on your hands, make the process go much much quicker and make it easier to get the furniture put together straighter.
More pictures of the full new room will follow!
– Handy woman, Camilla