This past weekend we attempted to revivify our TV wall with a pair of the ever-so-popular Ikea Lack Wall Shelf.
I have a question for you Ikea. Who hurt you?
Mounting the shelves correctly was as difficult as eating a single Pringles chip without wolfing down half of the canister. A series of WTFs supervened.
The black and decker bullseye laser level's stud finder feature was uber inconsistent (in its defense, it is a couple of years old... so it may have lost its ammo).
Eleven holes later, we finally found a stud! Eleven!! Pssh, 16 inches my butt.
Next puzzle? Hardware. We were advised to use 3/16"x 2 toggle bolts.
Can you imagine how big of a hole we had to make to have the springed wings slide through? Nix that plan after a couple of zaps with the drill (that's what she said).
A few days later (and a couple of minutes googling for new hardware research) we found our perfect match: self-drilling drywall anchors.
Total lifesaver. That audible pop lets you know it's working.
Yada yada yada, the Lacks went up with ease.
We are currently rotating the shelf decor on a daily basis. All I know is that Spuds stays put and a bigger TV wouldn't be so bad...
What do you think?
3/10/10- Linking up to Amanda @ Serenity Now! Our Family Room Project is taking a longer than expected (going on several months now) but I have a hunch that Amanda's linking parties is my spoon full of sugar. ;)