Thursday, November 8, 2007

Un giorno emozionante

the boxes that will change our lives forever

5 comments:

lillo said...

Ugh. Just looking at those boxes makes me tired! Building Ikea furniture is only fun for the first five minutes. Good luck!

john (the husband) said...

jimmy 'norm abrams' pfaendtner has some work ahead of him. i'm sure swiss ms. cannot be bothered with such tasks as she is in full retirement-mode by now!!! good for you, swiss ms.

Jess said...

Hmmm, whatcha got there? More bookshelves?

Karl Rove said...

As if The New Yankee Workshop could produce anything that rivals IKEA craftsmanship, design and uniqueness. Unfortunately you have to order these weird slats that support your bed separately. Going to IKEA Milano tomorrow to get the them!

Swiss Ms. said...

Well, this turned out to be more frustrating than exciting. After a long, tiring day of building cheaply-manufactured items, all we really wanted to do was crawl into our new bed and get some good old-fashioned back-supported sleep. But, alas, as we reached the end of the 11-step instructions for our stylish Malm bedframe, we realized something was missing. That something turned out to be the very necessary slats that support the mattress in place of a boxspring. It took us a while to figure this out, not having the internet to immediately confirm our suspicions (this only added to our irritation).

Thankfully, we weren't reduced to the air mattress, as we had also ordered a futon. Visitors, take note: it's pretty comfortable!

Also constructed were a desk (Flarke has the honor of being the cheapest and smallest desk available at IKEA, or perhaps anywhere) and a much-longer-than-we-expected tv stand.