Sunday, January 19, 2020

Grannies Assembled An Ikea Cabinet.

My sister Annie bought a glass cabinet 
 to display her beautiful blue glass collection.

 She needed a cabinet that would display
 her glass and keep it free of dust.
unlike the shelves below.

We found one at Ikea.
It's no secret that mostly all of 
 Ikea furniture comes in a box 
and needs to be assembled.

An instruction book comes with it
with photos.

The cabinet came in two heavy boxes.
After a few weeks on the living room floor,
We decided to try to put it together
and if we needed help, we would 
call backup.

Some of the hardware

After putting together the base,
the frame was put in place.

Annie screwing in the bars

The corners are in place.
They are heavy metal.

Here I am assembling the top.

Then there is a bar in the middle at 
the back to hold the glass and shelves.
We thought it was in the front for the doors.
This piece was the most complicated to do.
After studying the photo,
we had it.

 Time for a break, before we had to deal with all the glass.
At this point we're feeling like we've done well.
We weren't sure if we could handle the glass.

We continued on, 
putting the heavy glass panels in the
 back and sides without breaking any.

Studying the photos is important.

The shelves

Finally the doors.

They were easier than we anticipated.

I can't believe we did it and didn't need help!
Grannies can do it. 

We washed all the blue glass...50 pieces.
and placed them in the new cabinet.

Side view

All locked up and safe.

Thanks for your visit xo


  1. Wow! You gals did a great job. That is a really nice display cabinet for the blue glass collection. The blue glass is beautiful, especially set off in the new cabinet. I collect blue glass also, but I display most of mine on the window sills. I love the way sunlight shines through them, but they sure do get dusty.

  2. Thanks Susie for stopping by. The blue glass will hopefully stay free of dust longer. Thelma.

  3. Beautiful display cabinet and LOVE your cobalt blue glass collection!! Stunning!!

  4. Congratulations! That works perfectly for your blue glass collection. We have many pieces of IKEA an are happy with all of them. Kudos for putting it together yourself!

  5. Well done. I guess this proves why Ikea has been so successful.

  6. Yay for the Grannies! Great job, ladies! And I am not surprised that you did it all yourselves. Grannies--and women in general--can do most anything they put their minds to, I think! Especially when working together. You proved it's so!

    1. So true Naomi. Woman can do anything.

  7. Congrats on a job well done! And so perfect too for your glass collection.

  8. Thelma, I love Ikea and this was a perfect choice for the beautiful blue glass collection. It will be so much nicer to keep dust free. We have an Ikea cupboard in the kitchen and I remember when we put it together we were left with a couple of extra bits, but we have been using it for about 5 years and it hasn't fallen apart yet, so guess they weren't that important..Happy Tuesday..xxoJudy

    1. Thanks Judy. Have a good week.

  9. That is a beautiful cabinet! Great job ladies. My son and I just went to Ikea for the first time ever last week. It was so overwhelming but I did find so much I liked.

    1. Thanks for your visit. I like Ikea. They have a lot great thing for the kitchen that I use. I also like their Swedish Meatball lunch.

  10. I'm laughing at this, Thelma -- and kind of hard! I have a love-hate relationship with IKEA and its furniture! It seems like such a good idea at the time, when you find the perfect cabinet. And then you start putting it together! But you guys did a great job. Looks terrific. Bravo!

    Word on the street is that there's a lot of snow in your world. Keep cozy and be safe!

    1. We do have a lot of snow and cold temperatures. It suppose to warm up for the weekend. But we are not as bad as Newfoundland. I didn't stay in Gaspe this Winter. I am staying with my sister in Richmond, Quebec, south of Montreal. My daughter lives an hour from here. We do get our share of snow. I'm looking forward to Spring. Thelma xo

  11. Se ve todo estupendo ! Me encanta! 💓💓💓 Espero tu opinión en mi reciente post ! Que pases un feliz día! 😘😘😘


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