Monday, June 14, 2010

Two Girls, One Pup

Don't let the ill title fool you, this post is rated G as in Girrl, you did this all by yourself?!

A few days ago, I offered to help my friend Annel assemble a cargo-load of Ikea bedroom furniture for her new digs. I've experienced countless hours of abstruse illustrated instructions in my life, not to mention imma pro working with their "z" shaped allen key, so what better time than now to expose the 'Rosie the Riveter' in us both.

Exhibit A: Hopen bed

It was smooth sailing assembling the base until half way through the booklet, we realized we needed an adjustable wrench...which we didn't have. So the buck stopped here:

Fast forward, with wrench in hand, and we were hoppen'.

The only other hardship endured, was the fact that I could barely get my gangly self in a comfortable working position.

This doodad had three times as many puzzel pieces to put together. We never planned to imitate Paula's Abdul's 1990 billboard hit, "Opposites Attract", because we were literally going two steps forward and two steps back for an hour on the piece pictured below. 


The remaining 14 steps were a one-way street and did not involve any disassembling of parts.

And now for the pup.


As far as I know, the furniture is still intact. ^_^


  1. I have a collection of z-shaped allen wrenches from Ikea (and Target). I take issue with the fact that the instructions called for an adjustable wrench... so not fair. There should be an alert when you purchase the item that other tools will be required!
    Good work Ladies! The furniture looks fabulous! And so does the doggie :)

  2. excellent post! also, excellent reference to one of the best videos of the early nineties! speaking of that, what ever happened to MC Skat Kat?

  3. KOBE! I haven't seen that cutie in ages. He's just as adorbs as I remember.

  4. P.S. Cute sandals!! Details, pretty pretty please?

  5. @Rosemary: Old Navy!! They def stepped it up a notch in the sandal department. I'm thinking about buying a yellow pair fairly soon!

  6. We have that same bed... I don't think Ikea makes anything that's actually easy to put together! :S

  7. So I thought I posted a comment a few days ago, but I guess I didn't?

    1. I am, like, hella impressed by you two girls. It's like I'm watching a Spice Girls video. Girl power!

    2. I totally dig your style. You always have the best outfits!

    3. It is way too hot for blogging. And anyway, with the crazy museum worthy projects you've done lately, I'm sure you need a breather.

    Check you later, virtual bff! ;)

  8. Where did you get the bedspread? I love it!

  9. @Meg: It's good to have my virtual bff back in blogland.

    @Anonymous: The best place on earth, Target.

  10. teamwork! :) the bed looks great, especially with the cute pup on it!

  11. I love the Hopen bed! We own it as well, although I let my husband suffer through the put-together himself. Congrats ladies!

  12. um, you two looked adorable putting together ikea furniture. you'll find me wearing painting shorts and a running t-shirt.