Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Fought A Disney Princess Toddler Bed...

And Won!!

(Barely..)

On Friday night armed with nothing more than my tools from the junk drawer and a Mic Ultra Lite I proceeded into battle (er, assembly) of the bed in JuneBug's room. I went in prepared and had read the reviews.. most loved the bed but many had the same two complaints:

1) Missing Parts..

(Nope.. I'm good!)

2) Holes drilled too small so that bolts, screws, etc don't fit making the job take three times longer and beyond frustrating..

BINGO!

My friends, I don't have a cordless drill. DH obviously does but I have no (zero, zip, zilch) desire to go rummaging through his manly garage/barn looking for it. Believe me when I say this is NOT a complaint. If it is taken as such I know darn well that I'll end up with a set for my birthday and really, I'm not down for that... so SHHHH!

Anyway..

Me and my handy dandy Phillips head screwdriver went to town on a gazillion screws and bolts.. that didn't fit.. I used a flat head screwdriver to carve out the metal. Did I mention the gazillion screws and bolts? Ya, my hands were throbbing. At hour number three I was only this far:


I cannot tell a lie and must admit I had a few choice words for Belle and friends by then...

That all being said, it was well worth the hair-greying frustration and inoperative hands because it's all for JuneBug:

:o)

10 comments:

Ms.Christy said...

She will love it!!

Elizabeth @ TexasEbeth said...

mmm...love me some power tools! Hubby is cluess when it comes to assembling anything. Very cute bed! Also enjoying Adoption Angles on Wed.

Snow Mommy said...

I feel your pain. I assembled some shelving the other day and had to go to the hardware store to buy a mallet. My lovely neighbors who own the hardware store asked if I was going to beat my hubby with it....hmmmm......

Chelley said...

hehe lets just hope that she sleeps in it :D

Kristin said...

The bed is adorable but I'm glad it was you putting it together and not me...although, I do have power tools!

Stella said...

Precious. So very precious.
And another step into parenthood you have taken! :)

alicia said...

You ARE the woman! Enjoy little miss June Bug!

Jeff said...

Awesome!
I advise you go to the next step, which is to jump on the bed. A lot. Like you're a kid again. Go ahead and find out right now what part of the bed will break first. Get it fixed and over with.
Not that I know anything about little girls. And beds.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

OMG! How much does she love it?! And why, oh why must those things be so difficult to assemble?! Hubby and I felt ahead of the curve this past year when we started assembling Christmas the day before Christmas Eve - just in case.

Princess Party Favors said...

The things we do for our daughter's princess addictions!

 

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