I hope everyone had a happy 4th! We spent a very relaxing day at home. I spent most of the time cleaning the house, sitting on the couch and painting the mudroom. Then some friends came over for a cookout. Perfect day in my opinion.
The mudroom is almost done! We have one little project left and then I can show you everything. I think it looks great and very close to our original inspiration picture:
We actually made a few changes to the style of this one including an enclosed bench with a lift top for concealed storage and used very chunky corbels.
I can’t wait to show you, but I think I’m at the point that I need to wait until everything’s done.
On a completely unrelated subject (cohesive posts are not something that I really strive for), I received a Pottery Barn email this week with a link to their “Fall Preview” while I was there. I started noticing a theme and not one that PB would appreciate. I noticed a lot of things that could be easily made or purchased for much cheaper if you’re willing to look.
Left: Pottery Barn Calhoun Glass Pendant (12” diameter, $149.00)
Right: Allen + Roth Bronze Pendant Light with Clear Shade (12” diameter, $119, available from Lowes)
The only difference that I can see? Price and PB’s has a cooler name.
Left: Pottery Barn Frances Extending Dining Table (84x42x30, $1799.00)
Right: Shanty 2 Chic’s Fancy X Farmhouse Table (96x37x29 3/4, homemade, plans from Ana White, $65)
Similar, right? Can you believe that table only requires $65 of materials and a little handy work? I feel a project for John coming on.
Pottery Barn Olive Oil Crate Candle Holder, $149
So I don’t have an example of this one anywhere else, but seriously, this is literally an old wooden box hung with rope and filled with candles.
Pottery Barn Sea Glass Bottles (Set of 4 for $49.99)
For this one, pick up some cheap clear glass vases at Goodwill or a yard sale in shapes that you like. Then do a quick coat with Rustoleum’s Frosted Glass Spray Paint in Sea Glass.
Of course, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t shop at Pottery Barn and if you hit an outlet or a sale, then you can sometimes get pretty great deals. I have no doubt that I will shop at Pottery Barn again many times in the future. I’m just saying that sometimes it amazes me that they charge the prices that they do.
Since I’m a terrible blogger and forgot yesterday, here’s the winner for the My Memories Suite Giveaway!
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Congrats Shelley! For everyone else, don’t forget that you can use the $10 off code STMMMS7439 (part of the My Memories affiliate program, I get paid for it, so USE IT!)
Have a great day!
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