Flat pack furniture has become very popular over the last few decades, but did you know it was first invented by Erie J. Sauder way back in 1951? Swedish draftsman Gillis Lundgren is said to have cut the legs off a table in order to get it in his vehicle, later putting them back on at home. He discussed this idea with his employer, IKEA, who launched their first flat packed piece of furniture in 1956. As they say, the rest is history.
I started with a very plain and inexpensive ($89.99 fifteen years ago) glass door cabinet. Though it worked quite well in the basement office of our last home to store computer programs, it wasn’t cutting it in our new home. I was about to give up on using it at all after moving it from room to room trying to find a place it “fit” when I decide to give it one last chance.
We needed something in the master bathroom to store towels. Though I knew this piece as it was wouldn’t work, I thought it just might fit the bill if I gave it a make over.