Most DIYers will admit when they need a piece of furniture, the first place they typically go to look is second hand sources. While it is usually the cheapest option, often times you just can’t find what you need – so building or buying new becomes necessary. While I LOVE gorgeous furniture, my budget does not. I do scour outlet stores, etc. to find the absolute best deals, sometimes in my “save more” haze, I overlook obvious sources.
So let’s start something new – The Look for Less. I’m going to scour sites to try to find nice knock offs for higher end designs… fun, huh? This week, I’m starting with a necessity – dining room furniture. I found this gorgeous table at Pottery Barn – for a not so gorgeous $599. We’re gonna need chairs, too…. and I’m not so keen on those.
These are more like it! I love the backs…. soooo pretty! Also a Pottery Barn find, these chairs (without arms) are a cool $229 each. EACH. And you’re gonna need 4 of them. So for the set of a table and 4 chairs, that’ll be $1515 (plus tax and/or shipping). GULP! Ummmm… I think we can do better, don’t you?
Similar table – half the price. Don’t ya love Walmart.com? For $299, you can get a beautiful table in the same shape, with just a little less detail. This particular one is black, however they offer other finishes, too. But we still need chairs, huh?
How about these chairs for a good match? Pretty similar! Are you ready for the price difference…. $69 – for TWO! You can get all 4 chairs for less than one of the PB ones…. woohoo! And, since Walmart will ship dining room furniture to your local store for free, that’s even better… ummmhmmm! Total for the Walmart set: $437 plus tax – that’s 1/3 the price. Have mercy.
So that’s it for the first edition of The Look for Less. Like it? Hate it? Have something you’d like to find? Leave it in the comments