Monday, October 24, 2011


So Julie has been way too excited about Ikea ever since it opened earlier this year, and she finally talked me into going up there back during the cycling event this summer. She found a nice bed frame that she wanted to buy for our bedroom, and had been bugging me about it ever since.

Well, this last weekend we finally made our way back to Ikea to pick it up. We took her parents old Ford truck, even with the old tires all the way to Denver to make our purchase. Debbie somehow got talked into going, but she was prepare and wore her hiking sandals. We picked up a few small things that caught Julie's eyes while we walked through the million rooms full of everything you could imagine. The bed consisted of five heavy boxes of wood, and Debbie and Julie were quite helpful in getting them into the truck after we had paid. Debbie said the warehouse room reminded her of Indiana Jones when they hid the Arc.

The next day we had lunch with my family (just before my Grandpa headed down to Arizona for the winter) and we just couldn't wait to get back home and start putting together our bed frame. We got home and got straight to work... for the next five hours...

Here are assorted pictures from the ordeal, keep in mind that I am programmed to smile for pictures, regardless of my current state of mind. So don't let my facial expressions lead to believe that this was pleasant.

First we had to take apart the old bed:

Then assemble the frame of the new bed:

And finally the headboard had to go up:

All in all, it wasn't as bad as people had made it out to be, but it wasn't fun either. We unfortunately got the wrong size headboard (as you can see in the finished picture below), but we aren't sure if it is worth going back to replace. Stay tuned!

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