Saturday, January 9, 2010

Where did I go wrong...?

Was it when I bought a cheap, conveniently flat-packed IKEA bookshelf instead of a sturdy (if a little difficult to carry in a small car or up four flights of stairs) solid wooden one...?





...Or was it when I kept shoving more and more big, heavy craft books into the flimsy shelves?



Or was it when I tried to move the bookshelf with only the top and bottom shelves emptied?  (READ: with the middle two shelves overstuffed with heavy craft books).



How was I to know that bookshelves could just EXPLODE like that...?

29 comments:

Allison said...

Teeeheeeeeeeheeee, giggle snort...

At least it was a bookshelf, not your brain.

Heeheheeeheeheee.

méri said...

:( ooooh,Nikki!

last year almost happened the same here - before the shelf exploded she sent us a signal throwing down a lot of books! it's a lot of work...

A Peppermint Penguin said...

aagh - are the books alright?

Well, obviously are YOU alright, but are the books unharmed in the explosion!?

I've been enjoying your blog, thanks for sharing - the making and the exploding.

Cheers,
AJ

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Sorry but I've got to say that's Hilarious!!!! At least an opportunity to thoroughly go through your books presents itself now and cull if necessary!

Annie said...

hmmmm, at least you will have a good look at your books again.

Liam's Mummy said...

It's probably a good thing it's a cheap Ikea bookshelf if you're going to be moving it around without taking all the books out! I hope you and your books are okay.

Faye Lewis said...

You poor thing!

trasha said...

Ah yes, I see your problem. It is there in those last two pics. Too many children's books.

beth said...

LOL! Story of my life!

Gypsy said...

Oh dear! Hope you and your books are ok! Any chance of returning it to Ikea with photos? LOL!

CurlyPops said...

Oh Nooooooo! What a disaster. I would have given up and plonked myself on the floor for a good frustration relieving cry.

Becky said...

I agree with Trasha, too many kids books, I noticed them too...

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh the humanity & to have to replace the book shelf AS WELL as putting all the books somewhere. I have a similiar cheap but handy book shelf which i can no longer access as my husband dumped a 3 draw filing cabinette in the front of it?? Um, clearly he didn't think i needed anything from the book case?? At least when it collapses, it will be held up by 1000kg of steel. Love Posie

Fer said...

*giggle* :D

Karen said...

Hmm - it was at the last poitn I say
Though I am interested n the craft book with the duck and pony on the front!!??

Sue Flewell-Smith said...

A good time to rediscover those books you forgot you had. BTW....Nikki, what is the name of the (probably) Japanese pattern book in the 1st and 2nd photos with the gorgeous flowing, twisted top on the back cover? It looks gorgeous....and I have to track it down!!!
Hope the clean up didn't take long!

Julie said...

Oh dear!
No doubt you will find a heap of things you forgot you had when you put them all back.

Jodie said...

Oh dear, we have some of those cheap flat-packed book cases as well.....might need to review the amount on them.
Hope you got cleaned up ok.

Corrie said...

uh oh I think I have 2 of them in my craft room and the shelves are starting to bow a little !!!!!!

I have just cleared 3 huge piles out of books to go on ebay so hopefully they won't fall everywhere!

hope nothing precious was damaged! and at least no one humans were hurt!!!

Corrie:)

Nikki said...

Sue - The Japanese book is PATTERN MAGIC... and is truly magical.

Handmade said...

Brush yourself off, pick yourself up,
and start all over again .......... I bet you've already done that ...

clare's craftroom said...

And the the time it takes to reaquaint yourself with every single lovely craft book , hours and hours wasted , sigh ...

prashant said...

It is there in those last two pics. Too many children's books.

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Sue said...

Thanks Nikki

~buzzybee~ said...

I would interpret this as a great excuse to browse all those crafty books, and (gulp) start another project!

Barb said...

Same thing happened to me with my very overcrowded fabric shelves. Looked like a cotton factory exploded!

Lavon said...

Oh I remember when I did that. I actually tried to fix the bookcase and use it again.

the second explosion was more in slow motion.

Pinktulip said...

I also love books and I suppose not many bookcases can support our craft addictions! I have had to split my collection up and store them in different areas for safety sake!

prashant said...

At least an opportunity to thoroughly go through your books presents itself now and cull if necessary!

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