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April 12, 2011

I read a lot of decorating/organizing/house design blogs. And a common theme on all of them is IKEA! The Swedish warehouse store with fake wood furniture and paper light fixtures is so popular that people drive 8 hours round trip to buy bookcases, cardboard storage boxes and dine on meatballs while their kids play in huge ball pits. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been saying I want to go to Ikea for years and I finally made the 90 minute trip a couple of weeks ago. In my house, we swore off fake wood furniture a few years ago, but I was still afraid I’d go crazy and buy all the cardboard storage boxes. I didn’t go too crazy. Found some great, basic stuff. But my opinion of fake wood furniture was confirmed when I saw pieces in the “showroom” that were falling apart. Anyway, one of the home blogs (the writers of which buy LOTS of things at Ikea) posted this on Facebook recently and I thought it was hilarious. It’s a universal love-hate thing I guess!

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