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The Day A Power Tool Changed My Life

For about five months my TV has been sitting on the floor waiting for me to find the perfect stand for it. I wanted just the right one for the space with the right hue of would that would easily transition if I wanted to revamp my living room furniture. 

OK who the EFF am I trying to kid. The TV was actually on the floor for months because I was dreading how much of a pain in the arse putting that thing together would be. And let me tell it was exactly that. An annoyingly awful, pull-my-hair-out, curse to the heavens, and then cry, then curse some more experience. I know it sounds like I'm being overly dramatic but all of the above happened. Plus some injuries that are rather embarrassing. Bruises and scrapes galore. 

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I legit panicked when I pulled these parts out of the box. There had to have been over 200 screws and do-dads. Ugh. Still have nightmares about those damn little baggies and that book of "instructions". Seriously how dare they call that glorified coloring book instructions. That stupid thing is the reason why I put the stand together backwards...TWICE. 

After the second time I got smart and decided to order a power drill. Let me tell you that was the best damn $29 I have ever spent in my life. After I got the stand together the right way I discovered that there weren't holes on where you were supposed to screw in the backing. I contemplated taping it or even using superglue put then the heavy shelving would fall out the back.

DING! "I have a POWER TOOL!"

And because I'm a bad mama-jamma I used that bad boy to drill my own damn holes!!!  I realize I'm not the first person to ever drill a hole in anything but I was quite proud of m determination to get thins freaking thing put together.  

And there she is! This is quite possibly now my new favorite nook in the condo. PHEW! I hated every second of putting this thing together but it was worth it. A lot of people reached out on social media and on the air offering to help me put it together which I so appreciate, but honestly I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it.  Even it it did take 3 weeks. Well 5 months and 3 weeks. BUT I DID IT!

~ Hugs and Smiles ~ Riley Couture

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