So in order to embark upon this adventure of craftiness, I need to organize my tools and tricks. (Those mostly consist of paint brushes, a hot glue gun and some random string.)
For my birthday, my lovely sister, Sly (or you can call her by her married name: Swat, but I like Sly better, more accurately descriptive), gave me a cubby for crafts. I searched and searched for the company's website, but I'm either cyberweb illiterate or there isn't one. She bought the cubby at Micheals.
GB was leaving our humble abode as I began putting said cubby together.
GB: “Either I’ll come home in 4 hours and it will be all put together, but it took you the whole 4 hours, or I’ll come home and it’s half put together because you gave up and want me to finish it.”
Let’s prove him wrong, girls.
|Contents of box (it literally weighed 40 lbs.)|
|Instructions. Wonderfully descriptive. (That was sarcasm.)|
Seems like it won’t be too much of a task. The instructions say the assembly time is 15 minutes. Giddy up.
(On a side note, there are 3 different sized screws, the smallest are quite cute. I like little nugget screws.)
|Lots of screws. I was a little nervous.|
|Mini-drills are fun!|
Well, after I was about 1/2 way done, I realized things weren’t lining up accurately and had to take it all apart and re-do it.
|These divider shelves weren't sliding in, and you can see at the top that everything was misaligned.|
After I was almost finished, I realized it was STILL wrong and took it all apart AGAIN. Starting over is really frustrating. However, I had a great time playing with my mini-power drill.
|I ended up putting it together again even worse than before, I hammered the divider shelves in and that bottom shelf should not have that line down the center.|
On my third try I got it right! The instructions were terrible. Words as well as pictures were less than descriptive. In fact I’d call them downright minimal. However - no instructions can stop Smash! Good news- I finished in less than 4 hours. More good news - I did not give up and did not need a man to finish it for me. I proved GB wrong yet again. I win!
|My crafty cubby in all its glory.|
Actual finish time: 57 Minutes
When GB arrived home I was relaxing on the couch, eating ice cream. He was proud of me and ate his words, I kept eating my ice cream.
Time to fill with crafty things.