DD4`s tiny bedroom doesn`t have room for a wardrobe, and as she now has more clothes than everybody else in the family , LOL, we decided to get a wardrobe to put in the unused walk-in cupboard at the top of the stairs next to her bedroom.
It seemed foolproof; DH meticulously measured the cupboard and trawled online to find a wardrobe of perfect dimensions and reasonable size.
Yesterday evening he constructed said wardrobe, and very nice it looked too.
This morning he and I hauled it upstairs and once at the cupboard, we were ever so slightly perturbed when it wouldn`t go in. No amount of shoving or exclamations could alter the fact that although the catalogue had indeed quoted dimensions, they were for the actual carcase of the wardrobe, not including the attractive overhanging trim at the top......
So I had to hang onto the wooden wardrobe for grim death whilst DH stood on a stepladder and sawed a chunk off each side of the overhanging trim.
It now fits, it looks really nice and most importantly, it now holds all of DD4`s clothes, including her winter coat.
This means there is now room on the hanging rail in our room for *our* clothes :-)
All in all, a good day`s work. DH has retired to bed for a well-earned after-lunch nap and I am making the most of the peace to update my blog............