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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Assemble IKEA furniture...check!

Last Thursday, DH and I stopped off at the IKEA shop on the way home from the Gold Coast. We bought a small shelving unit and a kitchen trolley unit and of course they needed to be assembled.

On Tuesday morning this week, while I put the finishing touches to the bunting, DH quietly worked on putting things together. It wasn't long before he got the frame assembled...


This is what it looked like fully assembled...

 A hinged flap means that the top surface can be made larger when needed...





There are 3 shelves underneath; 2 wooden and one stainless steel...
The instructions included the directions for applying a protective oil to the lovely timber surface...

Now our kitchen is rather small...this photo taken by a local real estate company a few years ago, shows how narrow it is. The refrigerator and the wall oven don't actually fit in here, and neither will this new trolley. It will be kept beside the fridge on the other side of the 'walkway' which leads to the dining room. When needed it will be wheeled into place. It will also be handy when we entertain on our large veranda.



Then DH assembled the shelves...we have 3 other Expedit shelves, 2 with 16 sections, one with 8 and now this little one with 4. These shelves are to help 'tame' the laundry. :-)


5 comments:

Vireya said...

Very nice!

I fell for a large kitchen island on my last trip to Ikea; not to use in the kitchen, but to use as a cutting table. I don't have room for it, and can't justify the expense at the moment, so just have to dream.

shez said...

great having a handy hubby,they look great.xx

Anthea said...

The units look wonderful Maria - amazing that your hubby still looks sane after putting it all together... when it would un-stick many a macho!!

kaiteM said...

When Handy Hubby is free could you send him down here as well, our laundry needs a man's hand. Well done Paul, it all looks great.

kaiteM said...

I think i just invented a name for your DH, lol! don't know where it came from, sorry.