Ever since my mom and I redecorated our downstairs guest suite, I have been on the look-out for a great, shabby chic dresser to go in the room. My mom, who stays in the guest suite occasionally, suggested it would be nice to have a place to unpack a little...make it feel more like home. And after looking around I found one I really liked. In my Pottery Barn catalog. For $799. Plus $50 shipping. Because heaven forbid they actually have it in stock at my Pottery Barn in town. Sheesh.
About 3 weeks ago, Anna and I had a few minutes and were perusing our favorite antique warehouse in town. And we found this really cool dresser. But I didn't want to buy it until I talked to Tony about it. (He unfortunately seems to notice new pieces of large furniture.) But before I got a chance, I got a coupon in the mail for the very antique warehouse where we had found the dresser. So I went back and bought it. For all of $65. I brought it home, gave it a good rubdown with a magic eraser, and added Target clearance pewter knobs. Not exactly Pottery Barn, but not too bad.