Despite the fact that the local delivery company just left the massive box out on the curb without so much as a knock on the door, a ring of the doorbell, or a telephone call to let us know they were there, it felt like Christmas morning when I got home and saw that my boyfriend had dragged the 232 pound box into our courtyard. Thank God he's strong haha
It took us 45 minutes to get everything out of the box and freed from its packaging materials:
Everything was packaged very well and nothing arrived damaged, which was good:
Unfortunately, the "good" stopped there. We ended up re-packaging everything back up about an hour later:
We're returning it. Bye pretty cushions :(
After we moved everything from our front courtyard back to our back patio, we started to assemble the easiest piece first - the coffee table.
We were aligning the silver base to the wicker top getting ready to screw it in place when we realized that the holes were off - by 1 1/2". My worst nightmare came true. I wish I would have taken a picture of it but I was in the process of trying not to burst into tears or curse at the top of my lungs.
We tried rotating the base around but that didn't help. We loosely screwed the one side in and then pulled the skewed base over so we could get one of the screws in the other side just to see if we could make it work. We tightened everything down, flipped the table over and noticed that it wobbled like a plate of Jello. I composed myself enough to call Target and start the return process. Everything went surprisingly smooth and I'll be issued a full refund in a few weeks.
I honestly don't know what to do now. I'm so disappointed and frustrated and just generally sad. I really wanted this furniture to work out. I felt like it was our first big "grown up" purchase for the house and it failed. I wanted to have dinner outside on our patio last night but instead we spent the evening trying to Tetris the pieces back into their giant box so the local delivery company can come back on Friday to pick everything up.
Ugh, sorry for being a Debbie Downer. I just wanted to fill you guys in on what happened so you're not wondering about the lack of updates in a few weeks. Let's talk about chairs for our loft tomorrow, okay? See you then :)