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Building Ikea Furniture Is Like Following Jesus

January 23, 2012

Just read this gem of an analogy over at Put Up Your Dukes. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve spent time contemplating the logistics of going to Georgia to stalk casually approach Keight and tell her something insightful like:


We’d hit it off and I’d eat Chick-fil-A for the first time ever. BFFL? You bet. Read her blog. She’s cool and makes stuff and is real about her life and about Jesus.

Anyways. Here is what she had to say about building Ikea furniture. Love it.

building ikea furniture is like following jesus (stick with me). even though i LOVE everything they’ve ever made before and they have never steered me wrong, in the middle of the instructions i am always straight up doubting that their method is going to turn out right. i am sure they have made a mistake because nothing looks like i expected, and it seems like pieces are missing, and i even sometimes try my own methods for how it should all fit together (with disastrous consequences and much doubling-back onto the written path). by the end i always end up following their original plan and it always ends up better, even if is was totally whack-looking, upside down-seeming and confusing as hell while i was doing it.
thank you jesus for being so dope that you can use flat-packed swedish particle board to teach me about your love.”
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  1. March 18, 2012 8:35 pm

    YES! i just found this and am LOVING it. i was a little sad no one seemed to groove on my metaphor, so i am just smitten to stumble upon it here.

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