Well joke's on me.
The first problem occurred when Target ran out of Legs (in black). Must have been a popular choice. Actually though, I was leaning towards the Home Depot chest, so I wasn't completely bummed. Sometimes it is nice when a decision is made for you.
I came home from work so excited to put together the dresser. After an hour or so, she was up. And it was horrible! This size was fine. But Squat was a piece-o-crap. (Disguised by her price tag!) The drawers were supposed to sit flush, like this picture here:
But instead, they were crooked and jank.
And for $300 + shipping, I was not a happy camper. This piece was obviously going back to where it came from, but I decided that it was not a great piece of furniture like I was hoping. So I disassembled Squat and took her back to Home Depot.
And then I was back at square one. Lovely.
I decided to check out Ikea, to see if maybe they had a normal nightstand that would work. I had seen a popular hack that people have done of the Rast dresser.
But when I was on their website, I found this little guy:
Yep, meet Vallvik, or Vik for short. He was the answer to my prayers. Just the right size, the right number of drawers, and a price tag I could love- only $100. I don't know how I missed him on my initial sweep of my go-to websites. So I checked the stock at our local Ikea and hit the road. I grabbed my cinnamon roll first, and walked around the store.
It was everything I hoped, so I snapped a photo of the location in the warehouse and carried on. After a leisurely stroll I grabbed my cart, and hit the aisle. And what I found: only 1 left! I couldn't believe it. I checked with a worker, and sure enough they were completely out. So I bought one, and went on my way.
After putting him together and deciding it was indeed perfect, I order his pair at ikea.com. For $20 shipping, I couldn't beat that- as gas and my always necessary trip to the food court would be about the same price.
But, when my box arrived looking like this,
you could say I was about ready to blow my lid.
I decided I couldn't wait any longer, so this past weekend Ryan and I jumped in the car and went to pick up his sibling. He is now home, safe and sound, and free of dents and dings. But holy cow, it took awhile!