7 Aug 2014

DIY


Our little boy's room in need of an update
We decide it is time for our first DIY date.

A visit to Ikea and the stage is all set
To put our virgin DIY skills to the test.

The side-table freed with the flex of a muscle
Sanding down the left-behinds a bit of a tussle.

A gaping hole where the carpet should've been 
The bed will go over it, it shall not be seen.

Paints, brushes, hammers, screwdrivers and drills
Unscrambling DIY manuals is certainly not a thrill.

Bed, wardrobe and book-case all ready at last
Canopies and decals get stuck on super fast.

The shabby old ceiling light is the last to go
I have bought new tools, get it done in a mo.

Shiny new pendant should light up in a blink
Changing electrics is harder than you think.

Mains powered down, wires all a-dangle
Live, earth, neutral, in a great big tangle.

Five hours lapsed, no signs of a respite 
Did we perhaps chew more than we can bite?

M persists with determination as I write this ode,
To fledgling DIY skills and challenges galore.

(P.S. He did sort out the light in the end)

28 comments:

  1. I love going to IKEA downside is that I always spend money on little things I don't really need x

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  2. Love this poem! Oh the joys of DIY! We're about to start reorganising our bedrooms in preparation for moving the girls in together but I think we're both trying to put it off as long as we can! Hope the end result was worth all the effort :-)

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  3. Glaf the light got sorted in the end! Hope you're pleased with the end result. Look forward to seeing some before & after shots :-) #WotW

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  4. Great poem! My hubby isn't brilliant on DIY. What did we ever do before Ikea, you couldn't buy reasonably priced furniture anywhere when I was setting up home

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  5. Great post,. It took us 7 hours to change the light in our dining room, so I feel your pain!

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  6. Well done for taking on the DIY challenge - I hope your sons room looks fab now! #theprompt

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  7. Fun takeon DIY! I hate it and have been doing so much of it recently x

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  8. DIY is so stressful! Hope you have managed to get it finished and it's looking fabulous x

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  9. Brilliant poem!
    Glad you got the light sorted lol :) x

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  10. Ha ha, I love it! 5 hours? That's very impressive!! Bet it looks great.

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  11. Brilliant! We never get a spare moment for DIY, well done you !

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  12. Great ode, love how you shared your DIY escapades this wya

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  13. LOVE this poem! I hate DIY and we have SO much of it to tackle!!

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  14. Ah, we are in the middle of lots of work on the house at the moment so this totally resonates!

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  15. How fab ! so need to update my daughters .

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  16. Great poem. I want to see some after photos!

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  17. Ha brilliant poem. I always feel like i've started something I can't finish when it comes to anything house related! Even just clearing out rooms lol x

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  18. Great poem, that all sounds like quite a challenge for a newbie DIYer! hope it turns out great :-) #ThePrompt

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  19. Heh heh love IKEA - loving your rhyming skillz!

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  20. AWWWW it will all be worth it in the end

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  21. Love your poem! Isn't there such a sense of fulfillment in making something yourself?

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  22. Fantastic poem, so glad you got the light sorted in the end :) x

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  23. I used to love decorating until I had kids......now I just don't have time

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  24. Ha, this really made me chuckle. We have done a fair amount of DIY in our time :) Thank you so much for linking to #ThePrompt and huge apologies for taking so long to comment, it's been a very busy couple of days!

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  25. We just went to Ikea yesterday. I really need a lot of storage as my house is starting to look like a big storage room. I am also looking for bedsheets for my son. Its beyond our budget. Your DIY experience sounds like fun albeit hard and challenging =) #wotw #theprompt

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  26. The trouble with decorating is that eventually you have to do it all again. I think it should be one of those one in a lifetime things, like bungee jumping.

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  27. I like this poem reminded me of our recent makeover from jungle to Frozen (don't ask!)

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