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Conquering the Nightstand

Feb
25

Yesterday, I posted about my nightstand challenge, in which I was actually going to attempt to put something together. Because I’m so not good at that. Most of the challenge is in my head. And I have to admit that there turned out to be very little actual challenge in putting this little nightstand together. I thought I would have to put the drawer together. But no! The drawer and top were already all put together in one piece! This simplified things immensely.
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And the rest of the parts just required screwing in, so I can’t claim a lot of accomplishment here, after all.
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It turned out really cute. I was re-watching The Bachelor from the night before, on my DVR, while I was putting it together.
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They look like they’re having fun, don’t they?
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I love Prince Farming….
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Back to the nightstand.
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It fit just perfect in the spot I had for it and I’m really happy with it.
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Next up, I have to get a new plug and/or new cord on this lamp. I bought this lamp at an antique store in Buckhannon about five years ago. Something happened to the cord during the move. I guess it got caught on something. The plug was torn off. It’s been sitting in a corner of my closet since I moved here, but now I have a place for it!

I will have to be shown how to do it, but I think I want to learn how to put a cord on a lamp, too. I bet it’s not quite as easy as the nightstand, but it can’t be rocket science. Right?

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The Nightstand Challenge

Feb
24

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I ordered this cute little nightstand over a week ago. Delivery was delayed because of the weather, but the UPS man finally showed up yesterday. Of course, it’s in a box, in pieces. Pieces that need to be put together. This is so not my forte. When it’s put together, it’s supposed to look like this. (That is the link to the nightstand on Amazon, where I ordered it.)

It’s cute, isn’t it? Did you look? Very inexpensive also, which was a key element in my shopping choice along with cute.

It can’t be that complicated, right? Putting things together, like math, is not my thing. My brain just doesn’t work that way. But I’ve decided that surely I can do this. I’m snowed in. What else do I have to do? I will report back tomorrow! With either a nightstand all put together or my brain in pieces along with the nightstand!

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