Weekend Coffee Share#22-Putting It All Together Again

Coffee’s up. Pull up a chair and join me. If we were having coffee I would tell you that since moving to our new home in the desert during a pandemic, my husband and I have had to learn how to assemble some of the furnishings we needed. We have assembled outdoor lounge chairs and indoor side chairs. It has been ‘interesting’ reading the directions for each project. My husband worked very hard on the lounge chairs but eventually got them built.

The latest project was a sleeper sofa from Ikea. I looked for quite a while to find the right sofa for our small second bedroom. I learned some things in the process, like I need to keep in mind the width of the doorway into the room. I studied all the specs carefully to determine if the sofa would fit through the door. It turned out with Ikea the sofa comes in several boxes to be assembled by its new owners. Ikea recommends a service called ‘Task Rabbit’ to hire people to come out and assemble your purchase. Unfortunately, there was no ‘Task Rabbit’ available in our area. So we were it.

We were both apprehensive at the start. We put off opening the boxes for a couple of weeks. Finally, my husband asked if I wanted to get started. I reluctantly said OK. We studied the illustrations provided by Ikea and had a few debates about what the instructions meant. Little by little we put the parts together. I am proud to announce that my husband and I put together our new sofa sleeper by ourselves. I think it looks pretty nice. Now our kids can come to visit and sleep over.



Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer.

15 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share#22-Putting It All Together Again

  1. Gary A Wilson

    I’m impressed. You guys read the instructions. I’m one of those who loves to get in and do what seems to make sense and have to force myself to fuss with the instructions. You did it right. My default method has lead to some really disappointing results, and left over parts, and some fried moods and wine. It increased my dependence on wine. . .

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Ha, ha. I think you like an extra challenge. The Ikea instructions were mainly illustrations but we managed to find our way. Things got tense a few times. One thing I liked about their product is the drill holes we really clean and lined up easily. Our lounge chairs were another thing altogether. I think this pandemic with its assorted frustrations has increased my dependence on wine. Thanks for stopping by, Gary.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I think Ikea is of reliable quality. It’s just that you have to be prepared to put the stuff together. I am happy that I have the bed now for guests. Thanks for stopping by, Kirstin.

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