Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Getting Organised


I used to think my craft desk looked cool, but I suddenly realised that it just looked plain messy. I had little cane baskets for all my pencils, paint brushes, lino tools, etc, and while it is useful to have everything at arm's reach it just doesn't look very nice and neat. So while at Ikea with my mum, her friend Kristina and little miss Z I was eying off a a little set of stationery drawers for my desk. Since my mum is the bestest mum in the whole wide world she decided to spoil me and buy them for me - thanks mum!

So the next day I decided to tackle the assembly of my little stationery station. I got all the bits out and made sure everything was there first...


So far so good - I was a happy little Ikea lover...


Look don't the pieces look pretty all stacked up together...


So it was all fun and games up until I tried assembling the thing. I might have said a few choice words that shall never be repeated again. I may have thrown some pieces around the room. I might of cried. It might of taken me four breaks from the thing to calm down. I may have bent a few nails...


Lets just say that the happy Ikea gal quickly turned into an angry and frustrated Ikea gal..


But I got there in the end...


And now my stationery is so nice and neat...


I even have a little drawer for my collection of scissors...


And doesn't the cotton look pretty...


So it was worth it in the end, but next time I will wait until Mat gets home and he can handle the assembly.

Alicia + hammer = Disaster.

14 comments:

mum/toddler/babe said...

You are so funny!!

I bought a set of these drawers years ago from Ikea. I've painted them purple and green to match my then bedroom. They now live in Josh's bookshelf, except my things are still in it!! Oops!

Kat said...

I could definately use one of those for my sewing room. I just notice yesterday when I was working on my dress what a mess everything is.

Gabbi said...

Great job!! I really like the way it turned out... now I'd try it to but I'd probably lose an eye or something. :)

black vanilla rose said...

Very nice! I need to do this also

ps the cotton looks lovely xxx

alissa said...

looks great! i am in the middle of sorting and organizing - and moving! good time to get ship shape haha

Hannah said...

That's really great! Ikea furniture can be so frustrating though. >.< Glad you got it done in the end, looks so organised!

Rose said...

lol, i like Ikea too, but I cant stand putting the stuff together, I just dont have the patience sometimes, so I know exactly how you felt :)
But it was worth it in the end because it looks great!

Rose

Laura said...

You did so much better than me. I bought that set a few years back. Got as far as 3 bent nails and it sat on the floor in pieces for months until I thre the damn thing out LOL

Fiesta Saurus Rex said...

Ikea wins again!

Amanda said...

hahaha... sounds like someone needs a "Disaster" tag! :)

In other news... I <3 IKEA.

Ash said...

I heart Ikea too, but projects like this tend to turn the well away from its favor.
I think I need to do a bit of organizing too, my desk is looking kind of full!

Elissa said...

LOL I would have acted in the same way! Love the finished product though, I could really do with something like that in our place.

Becky said...

bahahaha you're funny! It looks good! I love your pictures with your new camera - they are awesome!

Chantel said...

LOL I love it

You did very well. I get frustrated with these things too sometimes.

I love love ikea :)