During this epic interior turn around most rooms in the house have had some furniture changes that have involved the building of flat pack furniture due to my current love of the functionality of Ikea furniture … However what I did not love at the beginning was the building of such furniture.
I am more a person of destruction and a great sledge-hammer user … not a screw driver and instructions lover which made my battle with flat pack furniture even harder!
From wardrobes, drawers, tables, chairs, beds and storage shelves I have pretty much tackled the lot and although I set out hating the fiddly screws and fittings I can now build an Ikea chair in ten minutes and the feeling of completion at the end of building something from flatpack far outweighs the stress of putting anything together.
I have developed a fine art in avoiding instructions and deciphering the pieces before making a start and the even better news is that since of the flatpack furniture came from the same place the method is fairly similar too. However who ever works out how to get these pieces into those boxes really must be a master mind as building it is certainly like something from the Krypton Factor!
And the more shocking news is that I actually now relish the challenge … maybe even a little too much, however I won’t be offering to build any furniture for anyone else, after all I am not a total lunatic and challenges are great every once in a while but really they need to just stay that way