An IKEA PAX wardrobe on the side of the road.
Well … each to their own I know!
Yesterday I spotted a semi-dismantled wardrobe, and more interestingly the baskets from this wardrobe, out the front of a house being renovated.
So I stopped and took a closer look.
And fortunately* I had a phillips head screwdriver in my glovebox. And even more fortunately I have constructed 9 of these wardrobe units and installed all the associated shelves and drawers and baskets already at my house – so I knew all the bits and bobs I needed.
A quick chat to the guys working on the house and 5 minutes of unscrewing and I had 2 new double wire basket drawers, a new double shelf, a double hanging rail, 4 single shelves and 2 single drawers … And most importantly all the fixtures.
I spent the afternoon updating our wardrobes. India’s is perfect now. She got a new double rail and 4 single shelves.
The girl’s is perfect now too. They got 2 wire baskets (one for dress-ups – SOOOO good) and a single drawer.
I got a new single drawer (yay).
In the process I took out 4 double shelves and a gazillion plastic tubs.
I rang Mezzy and she had use for 2 of of the shelves in her new PAX wardrobe. So I have 2 left over – if anyone needs them? Is anyone else in love with Ikea’s wardrobes?
What a great day!
* my glovebox essential supplies include a phillips head and small flat head screwdriver (for technical emergencies), a pen and sticky tape (for emergency birthday card writing and wrapping), a packet of wipes and a plastic bag (for emergency cleaning eg. carsick children and coffee spills). Oh and band aids of course (for medical emergencies).