“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”  Sean O’Casey

Oh, glory!  My art table arrived the other day.  Seeing I had such success with assembling  my new chair I knew the table would go together in about an hour.  How hard could it be?  I was about to find out!

First a note about unassembled furniture.  Because many companies now sell internationally they sometimes don’t send actual written instructions with their products.  How many languages, what language, and other questions pertinent to an international sale must be considered.  Rather, they send pictures that show the buyer, step by step, how to assemble their purchase.

Back to the art table.  Unlike the chair that had a few large pieces and hardware to connect them, the table had various little pieces and an eight page picture book.  There were total of 85 pieces.  The first evening I spent two hours playing with the pieces and practicing expletives.  Another two hours the next morning, less explosive after a good night’s sleep, finished the job.  I had only two unused large screws left over that should have gone somewhere to hold something together.

art table

She’s lovely.

My husband figured out that the two large screws actually helped secure the glass top.  Thanks, Sweetie.  With all this experience under my belt I think a trip to Ikea might be in order.  But not right away.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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