I've been planning to build this banquette for I don't know how long now. It was lust at first sight. I planned and planned and planned it out -every item I need- down to the primer & paint for the lumber.
Then I screwed it up.
Let's start with what went RIGHT:
|A Coat of Primer|
I'm following Lindsay's DIY bench to the "T". So, I got two 2x6x8's to lay down on the floor like railroad tracks. Sanded, primed and painted them. I, too, have a vent which isn't going to move...so I measured to make sure one would fit behind the vent and the other in front.
Another RIGHT: the trip to IKEA was uneventful.
Even though it was a crowded Saturday morning, the salesperson was more than helpful. Before I walked away with the back-room-list-of-items (kitchen cabinets are not self-serve), he asked me "Are you sure this is what you want?" Ok, I've been planning this FOREVER. "Yes!" I confidently replied.
Without double checking the item number on his printout to the item number in my notebook, I proceeded to checkout. (foreshadowing)
I got home and unloaded.
|Heavy Boxes = 5 Trips to Unload|
What went WRONG:
My husband handled kid duty while I assembled one entire cabinet -including doors- only to realize I got the wrong sized cabinets.
These are 15" deep. I need 24" deep.
So, back to IKEA I go.
After I ranted about how absentminded I was, Steve simply said, "Well, you've waited this long..."
Aaaaaaand.......I'll wait a little longer ;)