Sunday, February 24, 2013

Taking Ikea for Granite

Somehow, Ed had never been to Ikea yet, so we finally got him there on Saturday. I had a project in mind, and we were looking for shelves.

We made a day of it, having the Swedish meatballs for lunch at their cafeteria. They were yummy! Then we brought home 4 sets of drawers.

We found out later that the drive to Baltimore was just the beginning of our ordeal. A trip to Ikea is like a gift that keeps on giving! Assembling the drawers took five hours with both of us working!

Here is the 'before' picture of our closet island! We had a slab of granite in the garage that we wanted to put to good use, so we switched out the baskets for drawers and capped them with the granite.

And, here is the 'after' picture! Ta-da! Isn't it beautiful? It was worth all the labor! The most amazing thing was how we got the piece of granite upstairs with just the two of us! It weighed about 250 pounds, but with a dolly and working together we got it up and safely in place. We had thought we should call for reinforcements, but it was 10:45 p.m. by the time we were ready for it, so we did it by ourselves. That was an experience we will not soon forget!


  1. Unbelievable! I am so impressed with your ingenuity! Who has a granite counter top in their closet. You do, of course! LOVE it, it looks fabulous!