In my previous post I introduced you to a play kitchen that needed to be built. I purchased that play kitchen from Target two years ago for Suraya. For these past two years, Suraya and the kitchen waited patiently for someone to put it together. That someone was Suraya’s daddy. Yup, that sure is a lot of patience for a kid. See, I didn’t think of doing it myself for a couple of reasons: 1. The hubby said he was going to do it (as if I didn’t hear that one before!) and 2. I really don’t like putting together things of this nature mainly because [from what I have experienced] a lot of times they are poorly manufactured and the pieces just don’t want to come together as easily as they should. And we all know what that ends up in… objects flying, words flying, and a whole lot of frustration!
About six/seven months ago, to our surprise, the kitchen finally came out of the box.. or at least it appeared to be coming out of the box. Really, was the hubby going to finally put this kitchen together? You can only imagine the excitement that Suraya must have felt… as well as I. First came out the oven and microwave doors and their handles. Yes, the handles were actually screwed on. Next came the microwave turning knob. Sure enough, that came on too! Woohoo! Then it was the side shelf. We were on to a great start! Wouldn’t you think? Well, that great start was surely the end! Back into the box everything sadly went.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I finally decided that I was going to take on the task! Yeah, I know took me long enough to make that decision:P Even though I decided this a few weeks, the actual mission didn’t take place until this past weekend. Is the mission complete? Lets find out, shall we:D
I attached all the little parts to their bigger parts. It seems the Mr. forgot to attach the towel bar onto the side shelf. No worries, I got that covered. No problems attaching any of the parts here. So far so good. Let’s keep going…
Top half of the kitchen done. No problems here either. Yay!
Bottom half complete! Again, no problems here either. Woohoo!
No flying objects or words! Now on to attaching the top and bottom halves to each other.
Everything was going well until it came to placing the last two screws. There were no flying objects, but I admit there were some words:P See where the arrow is pointing in the picture? Well, even though it doesn’t appear so much so in the picture, that’s a very tiny and narrow spot. I was expected to screw in tiny screws into that tiny and narrow area. I couldn’t get my fingers up there to hold on to the screws… and I do have small hands and slim fingers! I tried using the screw driver to push the screws up but they just kept falling. Really people?! My sister had purchased the same kitchen for her daughter and she told me her husband had a heck of a time putting the kitchen together. Now I see why. Even though it was going well for me up to this point, there were some parts where I couldn’t imagine how men (who have bigger hands) managed to make it through. Anyway, after several tries, I just gave up and opted to not put the screws in (ssh). The top half of the kitchen seemed very sturdy without the last two tiny screws.
Mission complete (just pretend the last two screws never existed..hehe). After two years, the kitchen is finally up!! Yay!!
Now that this play kitchen has finally come to life, want to know what I plan on doing with it? Now, you didn’t think I was just going to use it as a play kitchen only, did you? Stay tuned to find out! Don’t worry, it’s still for Suraya:)