Saturday, 14 July 2018

Caturday Art: Self-Assembly Nightmare

Mum bought a new bed and she had to self-assemble it. She's assembled a lot of furniture before but this was a complete nightmare, just like the dining chairs she assembled a month ago.

Poor Mum doesn't need the added stress.

It took her all day (though it stated it would take just 30 minutes in the manual). My arse (ass) it takes that long! Idiots write those manual, you know!

Most stores do not deliver fully-assembled furniture anymore. Then why don't you make them cheaper at least because I'm sure it takes at least a few days off work for anyone to be able to assemble your rather expensive products that must always have parts that do not fit properly.

I waited patiently and gave Mum some love stares to help relax her. She was almost at breaking point. Pulling her hair out. Crying.

Finally, when it was done I jumped on first and couldn't wait to test the new bed out!

The mattress is medium firm and just lovely! Mum likes it too but says the amount of effort and stress it caused to put it together has made here unable to enjoy it.

My art for today. Can you see me on the bed?

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Caturday Art
Scrappy Effect PizAp 

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Caturday ART
Tungston Effect PizAp


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35 comments:

Marv Marvelous said...

Marie! Athena! We feel for you! And putting bess together
When Nellie and Mom moved into the townhouse, it took Mom 2 days and about a hundred hours to put her bed together! We feel your pain! And we can tell you that the experience mellows with age and that (eventually) you will LOVE the bed and laugh about the trying experience!Your bed is lovely and Athena, it souts you purrfectly!
Enjoy!
Purrs
Marv

Summer said...

That's a bummer that your human was too stressed out to enjoy the bed she had put together. It looks nice - maybe she will be able to enjoy it when she is less stressed.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We hope your human is able to enjoy the bed soon. It looks lovely, the purrfect spot for a nice nap.

The Swiss Cats said...

Your poor mom ! We hope she's finally able to enjoy that pretty bed ! Purrs

Roby Sweet said...

It's a pretty bed, but sounds like it was a nightmare to put together. Hopefully it is nice and comfy and soon your mum will have nothing but sweet dreams on it. :)

Pam Greer said...

We hate assembling furniture!! It's the worse! Your bed looks lovely though!

Bionic Basil said...

Oh no, self assembly is a nightmare!🙀 We love your new bed, very nice indeed!

Happy Caturday

Basil and The B Team xox

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a nice bed, I am so impressed with your Mum putting it together,I would never be able to do that. Very nice art. XO

The Florida Furkids said...

We think your Mom is amazing to put that bed together herself!!

The Florida Furkids

Katie and The Katz said...

Athena, how your mom do that assembly all by her self? You musta helped her out with telekinetic cat powers or sumpin. Dats amazing. Me thinks your Mom should takes a nap now after all the works... da photos am really pretty too.

purrz from the Katie Katz
and Katie Kat the mew Mama kitty who had her babies yesfurday.

Cathy Keisha said...

If you weren't across the pond, I could've send Pop over to help you. People here hire someone to put their furniture together. Another reason why it should be cheaper although Ikea furniture is cheaper. When TW bought Pop's desk, she paid more to go to a place where they send the finished desk. It's a nice deck. It took TW a week to assemble a brass coat tree. Heh.

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks. It's certainly Athena's type of bed!

Marie Symeou said...

It is a very comfy bed!

Marie Symeou said...

Yes, it's great for long naps!

Marie Symeou said...

Athena is loving it already!

Marie Symeou said...

It is very comfy :)

Marie Symeou said...

And the money these things cost too. Doesn't seem right we should struggle to put them together. There are some stores that sell assembled but they are rare and much more expensive :)

Marie Symeou said...

Thank you. It was. I wanted to pull my hair out!

Marie Symeou said...

My mum (Athena's granny) helped by holding some parts together for me but yes, I did most of the work :)

World of Animals said...

Athena, we believe that you were there for your mom every step of the way. It must of been really hard for her, but you laying on the bed will make her feel ok in the long run. We love the tungston effect photo the most. The black and white feel and the lighting is just perfect. Hope you both relax this weekend and thank you for the share.
World of Animals

Marie Symeou said...

Thanks, but yes, Athena's granny helped a little bit by holding some parts for me (I needed two pairs of hands)

Marie Symeou said...

I should have explained that Athena's gran helped a little bit, but I put it all together, yes.

Marie Symeou said...

I made a promise to myself that I will never buy anything that requires self-assembly ever again!

Marie Symeou said...

Athena's love and purrs helped calm me down :)

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

After all that hard work, Mom deserved a good nap. We hope you are both enjoying the new bed now that hard part is done.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Athena your Mom did an excellent job putting that together herself! I would dread it if our Mom had to do something like that! You do look so lovely on that pretty bed too!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Assembling things is a nightmare! Looks like you did a pawsome job though!

Eastside Cats said...

Congratulations! You did it! You kept going when it was tough, and you made it! You are a superstar, Marie!

Mary McNeil said...

I'm sorry your Mom had so much trouble - but once you have put something together, it makes it easy the next time - I speak from experience and lots & lots of shelving ! (But some stores will assemble stuff for an extra fee.)
I enjoyed your video too, Athena ! Hopefully now you and Mom can climb into the new bed and relax !

Katie Isabella said...

I am so sorry Athena. But thank goodness you are there to help!

Kitties Blue said...

Looks pretty comfy. Hope Mum Marie is now feeling relaxed enough to enjoy here bed. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Little Binky and Granny said...

Well...we have to admit that your mom is very persistence, Athena, and she did a great job to fix it anyway...allthough we can know how frustrating it is to fix it all by yourself. Granny was a single mother for a very long time and did a lot of beds with and without instructions, you should had called her, she's an expert...MOL :D It was very hard work and so annoying to have to do it all by yourself..pfff...Anyway, you look absolutely beyond gorgeous in your artwork and it's a beautiful bed too :) Pawkisses for a Happy Day and a good rest for later :) <3

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

Hi Athena an'her mom - so sorry to hear'bout all the trouble u had gittin'that bed together. That wuz not nice they made it that way - not everyone duzz it fer a livin'like sum do. Our mom wantz to spend more time with her photo-edittin'stuff - so much good toolz online. Love the dif'rent effectz u got with your picz. So glad to c your mom finally wuz able to git that bed put together - hope she can enjoy soon.
Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie

Caren Gittleman said...

Even if it caused your Mom a ton of stress to put it together (I am like her, it takes me all day to put together something that says will be fast), she did an amazing job and I LOVE that bed! Hopefully one day she will grow to love it too!

Three Chatty Cats said...

30 minutes? I don't think so! I'm glad your mom finally got it put together. It looks very nice!