Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekend Trip to Ikea: Heaven or Hell?

Honestly, it was both rolled up into one cinnamon bun smelling bundle of fun. BTW- I'm pretty sure they pump that sweet smell throughout the enter place in an effort to keep shoppers emotionally numb. 

As I mentioned last Wednesday I had a trip planned to go to Ikea while Joey was out of town. I needed a few things (mostly storage and other random goodies) and I did my very best to not go overboard. But sadly, this is what happened...

 I did not even make it beyond the first floor because my cart got so heavy I couldn't weave my way through the aisles without breaking a sweat and wiping out small toddlers.

I don't know what it is about this store- I am typically VERY "I only buy things when they are on CLEARANCE at TJMaxx" kind of frugal. I like to call myself a "financial hoarder"- at least then when someone calls me cheap I can claim its a disease, not a lifestyle choice.

But there is something about Ikea that gets my blood flowing - I mean, look at all those storage boxes!
So may colors so little time...

Then just when you think you have reached decor utopia- you get a smack in the face- The belly of the beast and my personal h-e-double-hockey sticks.

I managed to make it out of the store with my life, but I was stung with this whopper at checkout.

Fun fun....
At least I got some cute things, and a few are more DIYs coming up-so get excited!

If your Monday is dragging you should check out the website some of the projects on there will amaze you and make you realize that possibilities are endless with some of this stuff. Here are a few of my faves:

IKEA Hemnes revamped with wallpaper
built in Billy bookcase
XOXO Katie

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  1. Oh my gosh... I hear you! I can never leave there without dropping $200+! Those bookshelves are gorg.

    1. Just like when I go to Target- I have NEVER left without spending $100! Love those shelves too- I will have a DIY bookcase project coming up so stay tuned!

  2. Aww man! You def need a helper on that trip! I've only been to IKEA 2 times, but it's a little too contemporary for me. However, I may be slightly tainted by Pottery Barn! LOL! xxoo A-

    1. I for sure need a buddy- it was a nightmare trying to load up my car! Check out that site- there are some amazing shots of ikea projects that are made to look way more traditional too. Thanks for reading!

  3. I wish we had an ikea close to me! I love that store so much, but never get to buy much because I'm always boarding a plane.

    1. So nice to have it somewhat close- its about 30 mins away so its not an everyday trip, but better than nothing!