Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Wild and Crazy Saturday Night

After a full day of cleaning Saturday, Phil and I went to Ikea with my parents.  We weren't exactly there for anything in particular.  Maybe a table lamp.  Possibly a fleece blanket for Taylor.  So what did we end up getting?

A dresser.

Like a full on 8 drawer dresser.  Cause that's how we roll.  Nice little impulse purchase.

I'd been thinking about rearranging our bedroom for a while.  I LOVE to rearrange furniture and our room had been the same for about 2 years.  It was time.  Plus I had REALLY been wanting this dresser.  And is was 20% off.  Definitely a sign from the Swedish furniture Gods we needed to make this purchase.

So we got home at about 9:30 at night and somehow I convinced Phil that it was the appropriate time to move furniture.  An hour and a half later, after discovering that Phil and I don't communicate well when we are tired (he just didn't see my vision plus he didn't understand my very logical logic of not want the bed to face the door or the closet), the furniture was in its new location and we have vacummed up all the nasty hair and dust that had collected behind the furniture.  It almost could have filled up an entire vacuum bag.  Ok maybe there wasn't THAT much, but it was still nasty.

So what do you do at 11 on a Saturday night?  Try to navigate Swedish diargrams and construct a dresser of course!!

Past experience has shown that Phil and I don't do assembly projects together very well.  The engineer in me comes out and I like to take over.  So Phil put together the actual dresser part while I did the drawers.  We finished at about the same time, around 1 in the morning.  Since the room was almost entirely done, we decided to clean up the room even more!  Obviously.

{The new dresser.  The Windex isn't a permanent fixture. 
Although after seeing how dusty things were when we moved them, maybe it should be.}

{Cotton's new pen locale.  He says hello.}

By the time we went to bed, it was 2 in the morning.  But we had conquered the dresser diagram and really only had one argument.  We will call it a success.


  1. Looks great, but you guys were crazy to construct ikea furniture till 1 in the morning! LOL! But it was worth it because it looks great!

  2. Great post! I love your blog and I'm your newest follower! hope you can check me out as well! : )


  3. I have never been to IKEA. It makes me very sad. The closest one is Minneapolis... 7 hours away.

  4. we went to ikea on saturday too!
    except we left with nothing but hot dogs in our systems and ice cream.

  5. Love the dresser. Ikea is totally a trap for impulse purchases. I went there last week (alone) to get a comforter, and almost ended up walking out with a dresser too! I swear if I hadn't been so worried about getting it off the shelf and into my car by myself, it would've been all mine!

  6. haha. I like how you roll. and I love that dresser! annnnnd Cotton looks so happy (and just as cute as ever).

  7. That's exactly what I do, except my husband quickly falls asleep and I end up doing it myself. I prefer it that way, though, because i get to do what I want and if he has anything to say about it, he can move it again by himself! I like the dresser!

  8. Nice dresser! Looks like it was worth it, even if assembling the thing was rather complicated and time consuming :)


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