I went to IKEA on Thursday and bought this bench with fun green and white buckets for the Beast's room -- much cuter than the picture on the website. Of course, while assembling, I totally broke it. Split the top with my she-man strength. Who knew I was so burly?
So back to IKEA on Friday with 2.5 year old in tow (who was surprisingly awesome, btw), to return it, and picked this step-wise bench up instead, with a variety of white, green, pink and red buckets. I busted open the package today, and the first pieces I tried to assemble DON'T FIT TOGETHER. AT ALL. The drilled holes on one of the pieces are off by a half an inch, meaning whatever I do, this stupid bench cannot be assembled.
Bad luck, or a sign that I shouldn't be buying DIY cheap pine furniture from the Swedes? I'm totally done with this IKEA option.
On a much happier note, have you seen the slouch-tacular Porom by Jared Flood? I bought some Malabrigo Silky Merino in Amoroso (red/oranges) this morning, and hope to cast on later today. I heard the Silky Merino is to die for, so I'm looking forward to working it.
Sorry for the pic-less post. The Beast killed my camera and it's in the shop. At least I think it is,...