There are 2 things when it comes to home improvement and interior design that I’m obsessed with: tiny homes and Ikea. I’ve written on more than one occasion about both topics. I love me some tiny homes and I love me some Ikea.
In 2015 when I found out my city was getting an Ikea, I nearly shit my pants. A decade ago I would drive 4 hours to the Ikea in Pittsburgh. 5 years ago, I would drive 2 hours away to the Ikea in Cincinnati. Then finally, as if the Swedish angels were smiling down on me, they built one just 40 minutes away. What’s next? One in my neighborhood?
I called the Columbus Ikea yesterday and confirmed the catalog drop because yes, I really am that nerdy. I knew I was particularly lame when the Ikea employee had to put me on hold to ask someone when it was coming out. I was more interested in knowing when the blessed event was happening than he was. The Ikea catalog coming out for me is on par with royal watchers waiting outside the hospital for Kate and Williams babies.
52 Square Foot Home
Because I have what I like to call a tiny, little problem with instant gratification, I audibly gasped when an email came in on Monday from Ikea, offering the opportunity to look at the electronic, 2019 Ikea catalog.
Ok, can we just stop here and address the topic of this blog post? I am spending an entire blog post on the Ikea catalog! What the hell is wrong with me? Why do I love it so much? Is this what life was like up until the internet and we had to rely on the Sears and JC Penny catalogs? Or if you were super fancy, Speigel. I’m so fuckin’ lame…..
So let me continue. Ikea is showcasing their products in the catalog with 7 different homes, one being a mere 52-square-feet (or for my readers everywhere else in the world, that’s 4.83096. If that conversion is wrong, don’t blame me, blame Google). But after going through the catalog over and over again, I still can’t find the God damn 52 square foot house. I found the man with the man bun, sitting in his 176 square foot house but that’s not small enough. I need to find this stupid 52 square foot house to see what stupid truly looks like.
So yeah, if you’re privy to the catalog ahead of schedule and happen to know what page the 52-square-foot home is on, let me know in the comments! Ok?