ever wondered what happened to my craft room project? A lot and nothing. Well here is the story:
End of July I finally made it to IKEA and got the first load of cabinets. It wasn’t the first visit. After two previous trips where I just left totally overwhelmed and frustrated. Had you ever had the luxury to have an empty room and you can put anything in there? I mean not a single thing NEEDS to go there. Nothing, you can start working with! It totally threw me off. My mind just quite and I could not imagine a single thing I wanted to have.
Anyway in July I got cabinets and wanted to get started with the lower ones and the desk. I still hadn’t figured out how exactly it should look like. So I just got everything in there and moved it around. It was helpful and I got a better idea how everything should look like. I was making my (first) trip to the hardware store to get screws and plastic dowels. Ambitiously I started the with the thin new wall (right side) and was so happy everything went smoothly. So over ambitiously I turned to the other wall. There I met EVIL. First just this one hole. I figured ahhh there are two more holding the cabinet, it will work. It did work. It hang there for a week until I had time to move the first things to the cabinet. Than the cabinet decided to came crushing down on me. OUCH. My shoulder hurt and I was done.
But I wanted to get done, too. So I got out the superhero which helped us several times in this apartment already. A day later the cabinets where all in its place and I was happy.
So another trip to IKEA in early September. The entire apartment full of boxes. Hardly a place to step. A huge mess. A few days later another expensive trip to the hardware store. Another person, another opinion on how I can handle those walls.
So I started with the first hanging cabinet (right wall). Didn’t get very far. The drill got into the wall only 1,5 cm. Any hole I tried. And there were a few. So I charged the batteries. Nothing. I went down to the basement and got the big guns (read drill hammer). Nothing. Another trip to the hardware store one Saturday morning. The needed drill cost me 30 €. Anyway I finally had the next hole for the first hanging cabinet. 19 more to go (just the right wall).
Anyway lets go to the EVIL wall – the left one. Ever tried to screw a sand castle? Yep thats what happened here. The first 2 cm is just dust, the drill springs to any place it wishes (not always compatible with the cabinets) and then you hit rock bottom. Those red bricks they used a hundred years ago – evil. Good thing I equipped myself with blitz cement on my previous hardware store visit. But blitz it is. Hardly enough time to mix it and get up that ladder.
By now it took me four weeks to hang five little cabinets. 3 more to go. And those are the big ones I cant’t hang myself. Seems like I am in for another few weeks before everything is in place. And the I still need to get my stuff in there and organize.
And all I want is to be a bit crafty… in my craft room!
Ok, this post got way longer than anticipated. I guess it needed to get out.
Have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy your day off.