|Media Carousel for Kids by One Step Ahead|
You know how so many people pick out a word or a theme for the new year? One Step Ahead has decided to play along this year, and the word they have chosen is 'solutions!'
Solutions is a great word because it means progress is being made, things are getting done, and our lives are going to run just a little bit smoother. One Step Ahead is a wonderful place to shop for solutions (all kinds of solutions!). They have ideas you've thought of on your own, and some you'd never dream of in a million years! The Media Carousel is one that I love. What does this lovely little piece of furniture solve? It provides an excellent place for many items to be stored that are taking up space all over my son's room, and it does so in a compact piece of furniture that is on a spinning base (making it easy to access everything on the stand). Big bonus? It does so in a very attractive manner.
"Whatcha' got in the box?" That's what my son asked me.
"Something for you, I told him. Wanna help me put it together?"
He loves helping me put stuff together, and he had the items in the box, out of the box in no time flat.
Once all of the pieces were out, he asked me again,"What is it?" :)
"Help me line the pieces up and we'll put it together and see if you can guess while we do," I told him.
We lined up the pieces in like order. You can see in the photo above that everything had a letter label on it, to make assembly all that much easier. I like easy assembly.
The big round tiers had slots in them to help create perfect alignment. The screws went into the designated holes via twist and turn or allen key (depending). Easy peasy and we put this together very quickly.
The hardware for the media carousel came in a box with a bold ribbon on it. The ribbon was attached to the box to keep it from getting lost (one of those extra nice touches you get used to when you shop with One Step Ahead).
I did have one challenge but it was my own fault. You work upside down to build the carousel. See my mistake? I didn't put anything under the base to keep it from getting scratched while I was doing the assembly. You have to assemble it upside down, so that piece getting scratched up was the top that everyone will see!! A little Murphy's Oil did the trick and got my scratches out. I got lucky. Don't make my mistake, put something soft under it while you assemble.
The hardware included can be seen above. You can see that it's not a lot, and in my house, that's a good thing. I like to get things moving and fast!! Speedy set-ups of quality furniture make me very pleased.
Here is a picture of the carousel when it is almost complete. You can see it's upside down, and the feet have protective rubber grippers on them to protect your floor. The wood color is a nice, dark espresso (it also comes in natural) that matches the furniture in my son's room, which is where this carousel is now stored.
The shelves vary in size. You can see in the above picture that one of the top shelves has DS games, and the shelves in the next row have seashells in a box (treasures), DVDs and video games.
Each shelf has a matching wood guard to keep your items from randomly falling off of the shelves.
|Photo Credit: One Step Ahead|
This is how it looks standing up and finished. I couldn't have been happier with the piece. It fits into my son's room nicely, looks great, and is definitely a solution!