Who’d have guessed that I’m a whizz at building furniture?
It’s true, I am. I’ve got bookcases that look like they are built-ins that I put together, and I always felt like as long as I can follow directions, that I can do pretty much anything that I set my mind to. As Ben moves in this week, and furniture is getting moved around the mansion, I started to think of things that I both need and would LOVE to have.
With both of us living here, we need another desk
I’ve always wanted a vanity. At 60, it’s the little girl in me who never had one and feels she finally DESERVES one, at the same time spending a boatload of money is not in the budget (since the budget is needs and travel – in that order). I’ve built pieces by Sauder before, one look around the mansion (and those in the past) will show a variety of bookcases and television stands that have arrived flat packed in a box and ready for my trusty little power screwdriver and hammer. In the past I’ve picked up pieces while out shopping, but the truth is that I was limited to what a particular store had in stock…so THIS time I headed to Sauder.com to see if I could find JUST what I wanted.
- EASY to assemble
- Sleek and sexy
- Multi-purpose – I want to use it as a desk now & when Ben leaves as a vanity
- Easy to assemble (it bears repeating)
I was able to search on the site by what room I wanted it in (space), by product (desk), or by collection (once I found a collection style that I liked I could narrow it down). I wanted basic, so I went directly to “product” and then “desks and hutches” and seriously, I looked for what I thought would be the easiest to put together. I’m not saying that Mr. S wouldn’t help me, what I’m saying is that I wouldn’t want him to…it’s just EASIER (there’s that word again). I placed my order for the very simple Writing Desk in Cinnamon Cherry finish and before I knew it my bell rang and it was being handed over to me. The purchasing process was EASY, smooth, plus I got to see my favorite delivery man flexing his muscles as he carried it from the truck. Once at the mansion I spilled the contents all over the floor and took a look at the instruction.
There were lots of parts. Parts with letters, parts that needed parts to make them functional, parts that looked like other parts (glad they were marked), and best of all – INSTRUCTIONS. EASY instructions. The kind with PICTURES….clear PICTURES.
I never had to ask Mr. S or Ben for help. I never had to call customer service with a “HELP!” (but if I needed to they are available by phone from 9:00am – 5:30pm). When all was said and done it took me only 45 minutes from start to finish and I ended up with EXACTLY what I wanted….
or is it a vanity?
In the end, I discovered that underneath it all that I am really a DIY DIVA thanks to Sauder. Now, what should I build NEXT? This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.