Friday, 27 August 2010

The Ikea mountain!

A little while ago I told about the exciting new direction dots and spots was moving in - *PREMISES* Yep! We picked up the keys a couple of weeks ago but I've had to sit twiddling my thumbs because our furniture delivery wasn't arriving until the 25th! That has been so hard for me - waiting, I hate waiting for anything. I have had to wait a further 3 days to go over and see what my fabulous husband has been up to. He has left the house early each morning, arrived home for half an hours lunch and not been seen again until teatime, for the past 3 days.

This was how I last viewed it - a blank canvas ready to be filled with dots and spots goodies, plus a little other accumulated junk hidden in a corner - the less said about that, the better!!

So I was in for a huge surprise today when I opened the doors. I could just about make out Jeff, hidden behind the 'Ikea Mountain' and hundreds of boxes!

The poor guy has had to build 7 - 5x5 expedit cube units, 2 - 4x4 expedit cube units, 7 - sets of Billy shelving units (3 with doors), 2 large tables, 2 small tables, 2 sets of red drawers, a trolley and a partridge in a pear tree!!!

These are my fabulous Billy shelving units - perfect for all picking and packing all my cards! I'll need a ladder for the top set, being a shorty! but they are just what I wanted! There is even room to add another set as and when I get time to design new cards.

Around the corner is the accumulated junk I mentioned. We used to have a storage unit but have found a corner within the premises to hide it all. To be fair it's not junk - the majority of it, is 10 years of teaching resources which are just too good to get rid of - yet! I didn't want it to be on show so.....

....... have used one of the cube units, covered with an old curtain at the back, to hide it all! Note the 2 willing helpers busy at work - I wonder how long it will last?!!
Tomorrow is another big day, I reclaim my house! All the stock - cards, postcards, Christmas cards, envelopes, cellophane's, tape, notebooks, posters, flat pack boxes, bubble wrap, trade fair display stuff etc, etc go tomorrow! Better get an early night!

But before I go, I would like to say a very BIG thank you to my fabulous husband for all his furniture building but for also supporting me and believing in me and dots and spots. I certainly wouldn't be where I am today with out my fantastic family.


Alex said...

how exciting!! it looks like your off to a great start its going to look great. You are very lucky to have such a handy hubby willing to help out too :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Looks fabulous, how exciting for you all! Done my fair share of ikea flatpacks, hats off to you, will be worth it in the end, Can't wait to see all those shelves filled :) Congratulations, Mel Xx

Alex said...

opps over use of the word great lol it will be beautiful ;)

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

So pleased for you Becky - and certainly hats off to your clever hubby for achieving all that flatpack success.

Do let me know what it's like to have your home back - am working on retrieving mine, too!!


Elfcrafts said...

Congratulations it looks fantastic already. Will be lovely to see full of your wonderful work. Well done on all your hard work. Love Em x

Rebecca said...

So pleased for you, it looks terribly exciting! Gosh, I think I would have a breakdown if I had to build that many units.... just putting together my bedside tables was bad enough! x

joy said...

well done to both of you, and good luck in your new premises,
joy xx

daisy daydreams said...

OHM Jeff needs a medal for putting all those units together. Ive been decorating myself and had to put together 3 dvd racks, 1 IKEA trofast toy storage unit and 1 side table - and I thought that was bad. It all looks wonderful - Well done to the whole

daisy daydreams said...

Oops my above post should have said OMG not OHM - thats Saturday mornings for you - enjoy your weekend....x

peaches & me said...

sooooo exciting for you..... it all looks fab cant wait to see the end picture ...... x

sue15cat said...

Absolutely fantastic.....well done to your husband, he's a flat pack wizard!!

Hope you have lots of fun filling everything up. Good idea to amalgamate your storage needs to your new premises too.

Sue xx

Vintage from the Village said...

Ooh that must be so exciting, lovely to have some space.
Delighted with the tape I bought by the way, so much nicer than boring brown tape!
Good luck
Sue x