Those reading this probably already know that I love to plan and design spaces. Unfortunately I don't have any money at the moment to actually re-design any of our rooms. Even so, I couldn't help but be inspired by this image on the Pottery Barn website:
This photo really speaks to my heart. I love everything about it. The layered and textured bed linens, the slight rustic charm, and the overall neutral feel. What I don't love are the Pottery Barn prices. The following set-up from Pottery Barn costs a whopping $2539:
- Queen size sleigh bed frame, $599
- Duvet cover, $199
- Standard pillow shams (not included with duvet cover), $49 (assuming they include 2 but it wasn't clearly stated)
- Euro shams for square pillows, $59
- Pillow inserts for square pillows, $48 (for 2)
- Accent pillow, $39
- Lamp, $259
- Nightstand, $299
- Dresser, $899
- Drapes, $89
So I fired up my search engine and found some good deals on similar pieces. No, it's not an exact dupe, but this is my interpretation of the space.
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Total = $658.96
Difference = $1880.04
Here's a more detailed comparison breakdown.
Pottery Barn bed, $599 (actually not a bad price for Pottery Barn):
The very similar sleigh headboard that I dug up, for $134:
The dresser from Pottery Barn, $899:
And my sorta similar $250 version from Overstock:
Note: You could make this look even more like the Pottery Barn piece by replacing the hardware. You can pick up new inexpensive knobs at Home Depot or even Ikea.
Here are a few more dressers I found:
Next there's the $299 Pottery Barn night stand:
I found many nightstands that reminded me of this one, but none that were exactly the same. My favorite of the ones I did find is this one from Target for only $79. For that price, you can get 2 tables and still come in at around half the price of the Pottery Barn version. Plus I like the extra concealed storage with the bottom drawer.
Some other nightstands I considered:
The $89 Pottery Barn canopy drapes can be DIY duped with these $5 Ikea Lill curtains.
The Pottery Barn bedding looks soft and luxurious:
But I think my Target version looks just as nice.
Here's those extra pillows, $29.98 for the shams and $6.99 for the pillow insert:
I couldn't find a similar straw accent pillow that beat the $39 Pottery Barn price.
So instead, I looked for other natural textures. I really liked this burlap pillow, only $8 from Etsy:
There's also this neutral and textured pillow from Walmart for $9:
Feeling crafty? You can also pick up some inexpensive burlap fabric from Amazon for $7.99 and make your own pillow cover.
Finally, here's the item I'm most proud of. This beautiful Pottery Barn lamp is really unique, and also really expensive ($259):
So I first found a similar burlap lampshade for $15 (or here's a slightly more expensive one at Ballard Designs):
I found this silver lamp base at JCPenney for $29.99:
Put together, I think they make a really unique looking lamp in similar style to the much more expensive Pottery Barn version. Plus you can easily find instructions for distressing the silver base or adding a patina effect.
Here's my final design, once again:
And here's the cost breakdown and complete source list, once again:
- $134 for the sleigh headboard
- $95 for the bedding set from Target, includes two standard pillow shams
- $6.99 x 2 for the standard pillow inserts, from Amazon
- $29.98 for the extra pillow shams (2 @ $14 each)
- $5 for the sheer Ikea curtains
- $15 for the burlap lamp shade
- $29 for the silver lamp base
- $250 for the dresser
- $79 for the nightstand
- $8 for the accent pillow from Etsy or the $8 one from Walmart
What do you think? Not a bad knock-off for almost a quarter of the price.
I had a lot of fun putting this design board together. If you'd like to see more of this kind of thing on this blog, please comment below or feel free to re-blog it!
Linking this post with Frugal Friday -- Finding Fabulous For Less
and Penny-Pinching Party at the Thrifty Home