An hour later, lots and lots of cursing, tons of elbow grease, and 3 happy cats- I did it all by myself! Ya!! (Did I mention that it's taller than me so I spent half of the time on a step stool trying not to fall over while I attempted to asseble the blasted thing?!?!) My work paid off though, and I eventually got it finished!
Here are a few pictures of my "masterpiece"!! (I believe Velvet approves ;) )