Monday, November 10, 2014
LOST IN TRANSLATION
1.) I like to spread all assembly pieces out in a room. Take a clean piece of white paper (so nuts and bolts are easily visible) and lay them out, count them to make sure you have everything you need, and compare to instruction sheet.
2.) For the larger pieces, lean them up against a wall in some kind of order.
3.) Remove original packaging, Styrofoam, etc. and create a clean working environment. I can't tell you how many times I've attempted to build something and either trip over the box or get even more frustrated by the mess created from the packaging. Clearing it OUT will clear your mind.
4.) TAKE YOUR TIME. Rushing will only make matters worse.
5.) Just like a failed relationship, don't force something that doesn't fit.
Stores like Ikea do have some incredibly good looking, affordable pieces that blend well with higher end furniture. The key is in the assembly…if you doubt your abilities, you can always pay a small fee for the lovely store attendants to assemble it for you!