I think I’ve come down with a case of Ikea goggles. Next weekend is a 4 day weekend for me, so in an effort to finish projects around the house, Colin said we could go to Ikea to pick up anything I needed for my projects. I was thinking we wouldn’t go because I don’t need anything major. Then I started looking at the catalog, and I started drooling. Ideas are flowing. Do I need any of it? Probably not. Will I head there next weekend & start the horrible process of shopping at Ikea? I can almost promise it. Part of the process is looking at pictures and oohing & aweing. The next part is measuring your house & realizing 50% of the stuff you picked won’t fit. The next part is the frustration of making it all work because you will buy all that stuff whether your house likes it or not. Then comes the awful shopping experience – most of the stuff is out of stock, not in the right color, etc. Then once you finally pick out all your crap, most won’t fit in the car, so you’re forced to open all the boxes right there in the parking lot. Though, somehow, I find a way to do this over & over. I heart you Ikea! Below are some ideas I liked and will be trying to figure out where I can put them in my house this weekend.