Superhero Power Discovered: FURNITURE ASSEMBLY

I am all that is woman! I have created A DESK! It took 5 hours, and a 35-step booklet, but it exists and it is fantastic! I insisted on putting together the desk myself, I get an awesome amount of satisfaction when I’ve completed things like that successfully and I really wanted to prove to me (and whoever else needed proving) that I could do it.

There were just a handful or so of screws and fasteners...


I'd really like to have a word with whoever decided that ALL OF THIS was equivalent to just one step. There were 35 total steps, and every page looked like this. Goodness gracious.

This is what I was hoping was the halfway point, but I was so very wrong. Installing the rollers for the two draws was awful and I had to do it twice to get it right. Without the draws a good 2 hours would have been cut off the time it took.

And here she is completed! Isn't she a beaut? The picture is a bit blurry, but it was almost 11:00 and I was tired and had been cussing for a very long time and just needed to take a shower.


Overall, we’re really pleased with the whole desk. We ordered it from Staples with some of the money my grandparents donated as our housewarming present, we picked it up with a truck borrowed from a friend (the box was huge), and then I put it together with just a screwdriver and a hammer.


Matt will use it for homework and paper grading, and I’ll use it to store the hundreds of pieces of paper that come with owning a home. The bottom draw holds file folders (extra organization! oh boy!), the top draw is for pens and pencils and envelopes, the two nooks above it hold Matt’s electronic accessories, and then the little perch up top is for the printer.

Tomorrow I plan to buy a chair, and then I’ll post some more pictures of the finished look. Matt has already told me I’m not allowed to “style” his work desk… but I’m going to try and sneak it in anyway.