The Potomac Mills IKEA is about 25 minutes from my office with no traffic. Assembly time was about 20 minutes. Total cost of acquisition and implementation finished up at $45.97 and 90 minutes of my time.
I had a grand plan to have my media stored on a shelving system that hid the mounting hardware. Along with my efforts to find paint that was “IKEA White”, I thought my master plan was infallible. Most plans are up until the point you try to execute them. In order to cover the length of my wall, I needed three of these shelves to form a single row across the wall with the hopes of showcasing where all my money has gone. I put up two full rows of Lack shelves and when I stood back to admire my work I could sense a huge disturbance in the force. Unfortunately, the shelves are not precise enough to form a continuous unit. Trying to put all three shelves together would require additional hardware to keep things level and flush. In doing that, it would negate the whole ‘invisible shelving’ look I was going for. So, on to Plan B.
Short post today. I still have lots to get to. Lucky for you, a picture is worth 1000 words. So, I’m providing some of my favorite before and after pictures of the progress I’ve made to-date. There’s still a whole lot to get to, but I can comfortably say that 1. IKEA is awesome. B. This place almost resembles a home and III. This is freaking awesome. Appliances (Washer, Dryer, Oven, Microwave) arrive tomorrow (Friday) and my bed is coming next weekend. That should give me plenty of time to get the basic layout of my bedroom down. I know I’ll need at least 2 coats of that maroon-y color I picked out. But enough stalling, on to the show!