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I love Pottery Barn and West Elm, but don’t love the high prices. Not if I can help it anyways. I like to get ideas from the PB catalog and then search out similar inexpensive items whenever I can. And that’s exactly what I did during my IKEA trip. I know I showed you these items yesterday, but now let me show you how much I saved!
I found this picture on Pinterest of a lantern filled with Christmas ornaments and thought it looked amazing. So I could not have been more thrilled when I found some super cute lanterns at IKEA for more than 1/2 the price as the Pottery Barn ones I love. The
big lantern from IKEA was $19.99. You’d have to pay $19.50 for the tiny lantern in the PB picture. And even more for the big ones. Sure I had to assemble the larger one, but I’ll gladly spend 5 extra minutes if I can save $20 or $30.
Can I just say that I have been lusting after a huge chunky black wood mirror for years? I finally decided it was time to make this huge IKEA mirror mine. I got the black / brown one, but it also comes in orange and white. West Elm sells a similar (almost identical) chunky wood mirror (in black, silver and white) for $329. I don’t know about you, but a $200 savings to me is huge.
Now I want to hear about your finds for less. What “designer” looking items (home or otherwise) have you found for less at another store? And where’d you find them?
(*) My friend has the most amazing The Look 4 Less blog. Go check her out!