Life has been pretty chaotic recently. I am not sure why, but I am finding that my diary is filling up before I have even had a chance to get my head around the week ahead. It’s not that I don’t have any down time to myself. It’s just that lately I have had so little down time that I have been using every spare minute I get to cook, write and generally catch up on life. Unfortunately, that has left little time spare to get stuck into a DIY project. As a result, I am relishing in any opportunity I get.
Call me a masochist, but I love putting together a flat pack. Sure, I get completely frustrated when two pieces won’t fit together (usually because they shouldn’t) and when the Allen key has to be taken out and reinserted with every rotation of the screw. I have even had experiences where I have had to undo absolutely everything at the last step because I have missed a piece somewhere or have put something together upside down. To be honest, something tends to be put together in a more creative way than is indicated on the instructions at least least once every flat pack project; so perhaps I’m just building resistance. But there is something strangely satisfying about seeing a piece of furniture that you have put together yourself that looks just like it does in the instructions. Plus a new piece of furniture = endless styling opportunities. That in itself makes all the frustration worthwhile.
Although I only bought one flat pack on my ikea adventure (another little step ladder to use as a bedside table on the other side of my bed), it was just enough to temporarily satisfy my DIY project craving. PLUS only one piece was put together incorrectly, which took minimal unscrewing to fix (one day I might get it first go).
I flatter myself that it’s not coming apart any time soon.