|Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer Dresser|
So take this as more of a warning. While I do absolutely love this dresser and it fits with the design of this room perfectly, it was a time consumer to assemble. I decided to try to do as much as I could by myself while Adam was at band rehearsal. NOTE! In case you didn't know, Adam has started a new country band where we live and they have their first show this weekend!! I am so excited to finally hear them all together because they rehearse at the drummer's house and I haven't been able to hear them.
Ok back to your regular programming, I want to give you a few pieces of advice if you purchase this dresser.
Tip 1: Try to get help because it will totally cut the time down, however it is possible to do with one person.
Tip 2: Plan for it to take about 3-4 hours...yep you read that right.
Tip 3: Use a cordless drill. It makes the assembly process so much quicker, just remember to not over-tighten and use a light finger on the trigger.
Tip 4: Watch THIS video on Youtube. I just kept it open on my phone and followed him as I went because as you know if you've ever purchased furniture from Ikea, there are no words on the directions. Without words it's a little difficult to figure out which pieces the pictures are talking about. (His dresser is the black one, but there wasn't any major difference between the white and black.)
I don't have any pictures of my assembly process because I was so focused on just getting it done. I also don't have an after of ours yet because I still have to finish assembling anything that needed to be hammered as I'd already put Bailey to bed when it got to that part. Hopefully it will be done tonight!
I hope you enjoyed this quick little Ikea tip session, and as always, thanks for stopping by!