Do you recognize this funny looking guy?
Well, if you do then you have assembled a lot of Ikea furniture just like me. And let me tell you, being familiar with this strange Ikea Assembly Man is not always a good thing. I have cursed at him MANY times for being so unclear.
It all started when my best friend and I moved into our first apartment in Manhattan after college. We insisted on building all of our furniture ourselves, despite both of our mothers telling us it wasn't a good idea. Hours later, with tears in our eyes and blisters on our hands we admitted that maybe they were right.
Now, almost ten years later I am still putting together Ikea furniture and staring at the instruction booklet (that has NO WORDS!!) with a look of confusion. But I am happy to say that yesterday I assembled a new freestanding wardrobe for my bedroom in record time. Yay! It was really great to be able to move some of my clothes out of the guest room and sort through the stuff I never wear.
So, thank you Ikea Assembly Man. It was nice working with ya (for once!).