Sunday, February 24, 2013

Studio build out week 2

The work continues in my new room.  
My dear nephew Ken is happy to show off some of the semi-finished work.
Steve completed his portion of the job and Ken carried on with me.

My friend Martha and I drove to Ikea in Michigan where I purchased many cabinets

I assembled 12 cabinets in a staging area in my living room
We decided on a layout and added wood supports to the wall
Each cubby was attached to studs and is very secure.

I assembled the hardware to the doors

South view
West View
The cabinet doors presented a challenge. Not all of them hang straight, so I will have to bring in a professional to help me complete.

The unopened boxes contain this very heavy flat file. 
I shall attempt to assemble this beast later today.

Addendum to original post
My handy-husband was able to tweak the doors and made them hang jussssst right.

And I have started to unpack the Martha Stewart brand Flat file. 
I think there are 500 pieces. Yeah!


  1. To quote Lawrence Welk, " Ah Wondaful, ah wondaful!" I can't believe I quoted Lawrence Welk.

    It's going to be so ah wondaful! xo, T

  2. I would pay people to let me put their IKEA together. Want my number??

    1. Beth, I actually enjoy assembling Ikea products. These doors were my first experience with European Hinges and I did not understand the finer points of turning the little set-screw ever so little in order to get the doors to hang straight.

      Just watch me put that Martha Stewart Flat File together!
      If you live nearby you can help ).

  3. So happy you have this beautiful space to claim as your own! And a 'drive away' from IKEA! I know the are blessed! Go for it girl!

  4. In 2009 my husband gave me the great gift of a fiber art studio by remodelling a detached garage only 26 steps from the kitchen door. It is truly a Virginia Woolf treasure, a room of one's own. I can feel your excitement-- and wish you the very best!


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