Thursday, October 29, 2009

Installing a New Bookshelf from Ikea.....plus my little supper meal.

I rarely buy my furniture from Ikea because of their DIY concept. I prefer to have my furniture delivered to me in complete form so that I will save some time and hassle. Books are pilling up at my house and my daughter was complaining that there is not enough space for her to put her books. Somehow I ended up shopping at IKEA and found a suitable bookshelf (202cmx80cm) that fit in to the little corner in my house. I like the design and white colour, something that is quite hard to find in the local furniture shop. I started installing the bookshelf around 11pm at night after my little toddler slept so that I can concentrate on my work. My son helped me to put up the book shelf but I asked him to go to sleep around fifteen minutes passed midnight because I can see that he was already very tired. So, I was left alone to get the job done. While I was installing the bookshelf, my daughter woke up and told me that she is hungry. Actually my own stomach was growling too! It is time to hit the kitchen to cook up some food. I fried some sausages and cooked a packet of Maggi Curry Instant Noodle. After that I continued working on the bookshelf. It was not easy installing the rather heavy glass door alone! It took me some time to figure out how I can do it without getting another person to help out. By the time I finished and took a bath, it was already 2.30pm.

Ahhhh, my favourite 'weapon' (tools), the drill! He he he, watchout concrete wall, here I come! (used to fix the bracket on the wall)

Some of the loose pieces of the shelf

Halfway through.........

Almost done...........

Alamak, daughter woke up, hungry, asking me to 'masak' (cook). Actually daddy very hungry too! LOL! Then daddy cooked yummy maggi curry mee and fried smoked sausage! Continue working after a satistying meal, fixing bracket on the wall to hold the book shelf so that it will not topple over.

Mission accomplised! A completed bookshelf with glass door. It was a little tricky to install the glass door alone.

26 comments:

Willie said...

Hello Pete,

Like you, i don't like the DIY concept. I always believe that paying a bit of extra for a finished product is o much better. Why we have money if we don't spend right?

Ai Shiang said...

Noodle with hotdogs! One of my favourite. But we don't have hotdogs here, just sausages. They have more meat than hotdogs.

CheaHS@n said...

Haro where is my mickey mouse pizza ordered yesterday not arrived yet and where is my bookself ordered one week ago? haha.

CY said...

I love installing anything on my own. It is fun and you can exercise too! Great looking bookshelf, Pete.

reanaclaire said...

oh dear, i will be very helpless when it comes to diy furniture, the most I have accomplished was a shoe cupboard, that time my boys were only below 12 yrs old.. anyway, after much sweat, we managed to put it in use.. :) but yr glass cupboard looked pretty tedious .. *salute to u* can cook, can drill, can assemble!

~dolly~ said...

hehehe.. my dad always DIY those furniture also.. hehehe..
and maggie.. hmmm... long time din eat anything like that already..
my dinner tonight will be MAGGIE MEE
hahaha..

ladyviral said...

D.I.Y. is usually hard. I know how it is.. I even have trouble with just a chair! Gasps! hahaha

IKEA has a assembled and delivery service no? :P

But good job...

Pete said...

Willie : Ha ha, sometime buy from outside cheaper also...LOL!

Ai Shiang : I like meaty sausages, the ones we have here full of starch but very little meat!

Bro Cheah : I make for you Music shape ones next time you go to the office. LOL!

CY : It can be fun also, agree with you! I guess it is because we came from the same career line!

Claire : Actually I love to fix things but sometime with my littl toddler around, very susah! He will kacau all my tools!
Have to change job already....be a handycookingman.....anyone want to hire me? ha ha ha!

Dolly : Only maggi for dinner, not enough leh, at night I am sure to wake up hungry!

Ladyviral : Delivery service yes, but assembling, I am not sure.

smallkucing said...

Wah lau eh..neighbor never scold ah drilling in the middle of the night? How much is it the shelf with the door? I love to have one too but no space to put liao :(. I'm very happy and jealous to see house with bookshelf punya.

Pete said...

smallkucing : It cost me RM415 including the glass door. It is specially built for books but can adjust the shelfs height!

manglish said...

i have the ikea guys install for me when i move into my new place hehhhe

Pete said...

Manglish : Ha ha, lucky you!

mNhL said...

Wah...middle of the night eat maggie curry. Reminds me of my college years...used to do that too! hahah....but yours nicer because got sausages. Mine mee kosong.

mommy to chumsy said...

wow, daddy is really good at multi-tasking :D the bookcase look good :)

Christine said...

great looking shelf, you did a great job, seeing that you are multi-talented. Lucky kids too.... that was way more than a snack, like a complete meal! We have lots of well chosen Ikea furniture, can't beat the price.

Shelyn said...

I have exactly the same cabinet in my room, bought it from Ikea too. So coincident!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

we've bought a few simple peces of furniture from Ikea too. Once we tried assembing ourselves and it took sooo long. Now, we pay for the assembly - presto! and we get to enjoy something new right away! The tools and familiarity of setting up make all the differnce !!

suituapui said...

Maggi mee? No, thanks... Ummm...when you;ve finished, you can come to my house and do mine...can? Hahahahaha!

Tching said...

The bookshelf looks lovely. I always buy DIY furniture. Maybe because i like to play while build. ;p

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Hahaha Pete we are totally different leh ! I loke buying things from IKEA and DIY at home myself or have my hubby and kids help out.My daughter usually help with reading the assembly manual and my son will usually do the assembly which can be completed with simple tools. My hubby will usually help if there are any wall drilling required but nowadays I learnt to use the drill , hammer in the plug etc. so overall is a breeze and very fun ! I have one bookshelf exactly like yours but in beech wood and matt silver door frame.

PoisonKagero said...

Nice work Uncle Peter! =)

Pete said...

mNhL : Ha ha, college days is the best time!

Mommy : Thks, nowadays no choice, must multitask! LOL!

Christine : Ha ha, heavy meal in the middle of the night!

Shelyn : Lots of this brand with different design in IKEA, actually quite nice! Agree, what a coincidence!

Keats : Sometime quite fun assembling the furniture!

STP : Wah, plus airfare....very expensive lorr! ha ha ha!

Tching : It is fun to assemble it but then it can be quite tiring! LOL

AFTH : I guess teamwork make the job easier.

Poison Kagero : Thks, learn all this from yeh yeh and your dad! LOL!

Ayie said...

we have the same bookshelf but ours is wood pine color. I love doing DIY stuffs =)

Mummy Moon said...

Like this book case, white is nice, and some more with glass door!

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stackable folding bookcase said...

The bookshelf is a GREAT example of how I like to have things visible/open/out in the open but contained and everything has a home.

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