Monday, March 22, 2010

PB Penny Pinching

I've been eying the Pottery Barn Painterly Paisley bedding set for a while now.

I'd love to put it in our new master bedroom :o)



But I was having a real hard time swallowing the $240 price tag for the duvet cover and shams! I would still need to buy the actual duvet insert, that price was just for the measly lil fabric cover alone (ugh).

So on a whim I decided to check Ebay to see if anyone anywhere else in the country had been able to snag it for a better price at a PB outlet store, because unfortunately there are none in this area :o( And low and behold, someone was funneling TONS of Pottery Barn outlet items at much cheaper prices. Luckily the auction that I was interested in was a Buy It Now, and I snagged this lil number for only $189 + free shipping!!! What a friggin steal!!!

This is a fabulous start to completing my inspiration room


Items from the inspiration room (nightstand and lamp not included) were purchased from Crate & Barrel, totaling:

$957.45 + $95.75 shipping = $1,053.20 (yikes!!!)

My comparable room, featuring items from the Pottery Barn Outlet and Walmart, breaks down to the following:

duvet cover & shams     $189.00     from PB Outlet on Ebay
coverlet & shams          $49.88       from Walmart
bed skirt                      $16.00       from Walmart
curtains & rods             $57.92       from Walmart
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total                              $312.80 (ahhhhhh, much better!!!)

Getting my dream bedroom for less than 1/3 of the cost = priceless

I could not be more excited about this design and the amazing price! Now I just need to find some nightstands, lamps, chairs, and an accent table to complete the room. I'm hoping to complete the entire space for less than $500 - wish me luck :o)

2 comments:

misc.alaina said...

I really like that bedding, it is very soothing. You are off to a great start with your budget. Good luck!

Marge said...

looks great domestic diva. I know you will achieve the $500 or less goal for your master space. You're off to a great start. Keep it up.
mommy m.