Saturday, 21 January 2012

Fully loaded...

Yesterday we took advantage of the Soldes - again. We had completed the decoration and re-carpeting of one guest bedroom, and having bought the carpet with 20% off in the soldes we decided we may as well take advantage and go up to Chambray to buy another for the second guest bedroom.

At the same time we wanted to look for a suitable wardrobe for the completed bedroom. We had already looked in Ikea on our previous trip, so whilst the carpet was being cut and packed went to look in BUT. We found just what we were looking for and it was reduced by 20% in their soldes.

The salesman was very helpful, telling us it was €90+ for delivery and assembly which we thought was a bit excessive. "Will it go on a roof rack?" we asked. "Yes I think so; its in four boxes." he replied. As they had one in stock we decide to go ahead, paid for it and went to the loading bay. The two young gents were very helpful, despite thinking we were American, they loaded the boxes, three on the roof rack and one in the boot. The car sank several inches!!!.

We then went to collect our carpet all nicely rolled and packed. Again the staff loaded the roll onto the roof rack. The car sank a bit more!!! With everything secured by straps and rope we slowly drove home...

As you can see we made it...

We managed to unload the boxes to the garage where they were unpacked. On reading the box labels we saw the combined weight of the three on the roof was in excess of 100kgs!! 

Building the wardrobe was typical flat pack... The flat bits and hundreds of different screws and fittings. ("Been there" I can hear you saying). The instructions said 2 persons 1 hour 45 minutes... Rubbish!! it took us at least twice that. Anyway we were very pleased with the results.

AND we managed not to break the glass... A good result.

Bedroom number two here we come.....

4 comments:

GaynorB said...

The wardrobe looks very similar to, if a bit smaller than, the one we inherited when we bought Le Pre Vert. I think it was too big for them to dismantle and take away!

It's very useful, with only one enormous drawback ... the mirrored doors show some terrible sights when I get out of bed in the morning!!

Just as well I'm as blind as a bat without my contacts.

Good luck with number 2.

Dee said...

Dear Elizabeth and Colin,
Congratulations on a job well done. I hope you savored your well-deserved feeling of accomplishment. Like you, putting things together always takes me twice as long--or longer--than the directions say, but there is something so satisfying about doing this and being part of something coming together right before my eyes.

Peace.

Jean said...

Well done, it looks lovely. Worth all the effort and just think how much stuff you can hide in it !!

SP said...

Looking good. SP