Monday, April 13, 2009

Pottery Barn Envy

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.

20 comments:

Heather said...

It may not be exact, but I think it's about as close as you could get! Gorgeous! And what an amazing price!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I happen to like yours better because of the two smaller drawers on top. Great find!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I would never pay Pottery Barn prices. Well, I dream that I could, but I'm not sure if I would. YOur dresser looks awesome. Lucky you.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Better! Totally better!!!

I wanted a big Pottery Barn-esque book case in one of our rooms. I gave a picture of it to a carpenter who made it for me to custom specs for 1/4 o the price.

Yeah.

Montay said...

I love a great redo of furniture it looks so great!!

At Home In Georgia said...

Man those look almost the same! I like the character your has even better than the pottery barn.

Walkers said...

Very thrifty! I think it looks better than the Pottery Barn one.

kathleener said...

great find! i'm always looking and longing at just about everything at PB...but it always feels great to stick-it to them and their high prices. yours looks great!

Jenn said...

I was at that antique store and saw a piece of furniture with a sold tag - saying Amber. I was wondering if it was you! What a find! It looks great in the room.

The Bennett Bunch said...

I think you did better!!! Awesome find and great price!!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how much your new dresser looks like the very expensive one! Good job. I am
looking at the picture and deciding which drawers I will put my things in when I visit.

:) the mom

Our Complete Family said...

I'm back and I loved catching up with your blog hun! Wow! You've got some cute projects you're made, as usual!
Now, I love the dresser you found way better than the PB one actually. It has character and is neat!
Happy belated bday to your little man. I love the post you did with things he does right now. I think Joshua and Caroline would get along great~ they sound a lot alike!
Love your new header. It's cute Amber!
Did I read somewhere that you're moving this summer or am I getting you mixed up with someone else?
Happy day wishes sweetie.
Love and hugs, Les

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love it! I must be honest and say that I like it even better than the Pottery Barn one! It is so similar, too, but the price is MUCH better! :)

Cam and Chelle said...

Teri and I (Tonia's sister) are wondering about your dinner planning white board charts from last year's posts. Can you take a big picture so we can lift your idea?! Your link doesn't work anymore... Thanks!

Cam and Chelle said...

You're amazing! We are sick with envy over here at how crafty and organized you are! Teri and I were on the phone together just complaining and ooh/ahh-ing over your pics! Thanks for your quick response! Can't wait to get started!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I had to do a double take to see the differences. They look almost identical and I'm sure yours is better because it has a history.

Shawna B. said...

Better than Pottery Barn, Amber! Love the dresser! Nice touch with the pewter knobs. Doesn't a good deal just make your heart sing?

Rachel said...

I love your new dresser! Would have snapped it up in a heartbeat and tried to sneak it home before hubby realized. I mean, he doesn't even notice my haircut until 2 weeks later, so I figure I've got a shot :)

Terrific find!

Camie said...

you definitely have a nitch for things like this. What a still and it is simply darling.

just jamie said...

Are you kidding me? That dresser rocks! Holy perfect!