Wednesday, January 18, 2006

One Step Closer



We made a trip to our friendly neighborhood IKEA yesterday and picked up our kitchen cabinets.

All ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY THREE BOXES OF THEM.

Every single bit has to be put together. By us. And some willing friends, whom I will bribe with beer and delivery pizza.

I'll post updates as we go. Stick around, it's going to be beautiful.

6 Comments:

Anonymous claudia said...

Actually,it appears that you have kitchen cabinet KITS!!! Can't imagine that the spouse would tolerate the beer part,what with his necessity for quality control!!I suspect your next trip will have to be to a tool store so things don't slow down trying to share 1 screwdriver!!!! GOOD LUCK!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Chili said...

Yeah, they're kits. And no, we're not going to be spending any money in the hardware store - EVERY SINGLE BOX has all the tools needed to assemble what's inside it. By the time this is all over, we'll have one hundred and seventy three allen wrenches. Here's hoping those suckers are recyclable.

2:35 PM  
Anonymous claudia said...

Well,that's handy! I suspect what with all the creative people you know,SOMEONE could come up with some ideas! Like windchimes, or whatever. BUT,save at least 1 and tape it to the inside of a door so you will KNOW where it is if you need it!!!

3:12 PM  
Blogger Kizz said...

Yeah, definitely monitor beer intake closely until cabinetry work is finished for any given day. 'Cause, damn, no one wants to put that many cabinets together AGAIN. Also, try to know who is working on pieces that will be seen most and who might be better off working on things that are er, less visible.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Chili said...

The less visable parts? That would be MY job. I swear to GOD, I'm retarded when it comes to putting things like that together. I have a terrible time sewing for that very reason - right sides, wrong sides, flipping it all over to make it look right - I just can't think in three dimensions like that.

And have you ever seen an IKEA instruction manual? There are no words, just pictures (thereby saving them money on multiple translations for different countries). You'd think, being as visual as I am, that would work for me. I had a look at one of the instruction sheets and I'm telling you, I'm a little nervous. I think I'll stick to putting the INSIDES of the drawers together until I gain a little confidence. Wish us luck.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous claudia said...

You should think "production line".You would be able to have each person do 1 or 2 things(which they would learn to do REAL well) and then move it to the next person. Then have the hubby tend to "quality control" to fix any problems!

11:52 PM  

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