Monday, October 12, 2009

Keeping Me Up At Night

Harvest Double Sink Console, Harvest Honey stain with Antique Bronze finish

Pottery Barn, why do you do this to me? Do you think money grows on trees? Is your head somewhere up in the clouds?

Gooseneck Faucet

I guess I'll just have to do what I always do and rip the page out then begin searching for a suitable, non-budget-busting alternative.

Unless one of you has an extra $2,800 that you'd like to toss my way.

Regardless, I am excited to finally feel an inkling of inspiration for our bathroom.

Have I ever shown you our bathroom? It's pretty sketchy. Just take my word for it.

27 comments:

  1. No, sorry, don't have any money for you. I just posed the same question on my blog the other day. Does anyone have any money so I can buy some things that I LOVE from PB? Nobody was biting. Too bad!! And I haven't found any money trees yet. I've been searching for a long time, and just haven't been successful. :) Hope you have a great day, and get some sleep!! Ha ha. :)

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  2. i wish money grew on tree's at least the one's in my backyard.
    xo

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  3. I hope that you can find something suitable with a less expensive price tag BUT I know how PB is, sometimes these big ticket items are hard to find anywhere else. I know if anyone can find something similar, it will be you.

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  4. That vanity is amazing! Pottery Barn makes me feel the same way. This past weekend we were in a city with a Pottery Barn store. It was just like walking through the pages of the catalog. It was sort of a strange experience. I always wonder who's actually buying all that stuff!

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  5. If you can figure out how to grow a money tree, can you please let me know?

    ;)

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  6. omg, i love this, if i had 2800 i'd buy this for myself, sorry about that. why did you have to post this, now all I can do is think about it.

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  7. LOVE this! Ok now i know what I want in my br!

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  8. Just a little FYI, so you don't feel so bad...

    Pottery Barn furniture went through an intense cosumer report about two years ago. The Wall Street Journal reported on the findings. The end result? The quality was crappy! It did not last or endure hard wear, and most of what you pay for is NOT solid wood construction. It is pieced together with cheap wood and overlaid with some sort of fancy wood veneer. Once the finish has worn off, it cannot be redone because the veneer is too thin to undergo the stripping process. So just 'cuz a piece of furniture looks good don't mean it is! ;)

    So don't loose sleep over it anymore dear. Steal the fab ideas then go and find your thrifty version. Not only are you padding your wallet, your piece of furniture is no doubt higher quality anyway! xx's!

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  9. Hey Shannon -- Now would be a great time to sneak down to Midland and check out the multi-draw workbench that we have. You could repurpose it into the sink of your dreams! (: Of course, you'd have to reinforce your floor, because it is death-defyingly heavy, but you could use the $2500 price difference to do that. Yes, I'd love to have lunch sometime. Mondays are my day off; let me know if that would work sometime. xo

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  10. Oh, it's lovely. I can see why it's keeping you up at night. Good luck in finding a budget friendly alternative.

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  11. Pottery Barn...they ALWAYS do it to me!!

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  12. Psstt....I live near a Pottery Barn outlet....and I STILL wonder WHO buys that stuff? Mind you, I love it, and it's gorgeous and good quality, but I would rather buy antiques. I know you will probably find something old and adapt it to make it as much like this picture as you possibly can! You're smart that way....and when you discover the money trees, give a shout out, I'm an expert at (trans)planting trees!
    XOXO
    Joni

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  13. Oh Shannan, I feel your pain. I love Pottery Barn so much it hurts. I just pour over the catalogs, dog ear them and save them for decades. I bought a candleholder there once. :-)

    You'll do one better than them anyway.

    I'm thinking of starting a chain email, where I will tell people they will have a year of bad luck if they don't send me a $1. I bet I could collect a good chunk of change for a PB shopping spree.

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  14. I have never seen anything in a Pottery Barn catalog that I didn't love. Why does it have to be so expensive, why God why??

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  15. It's cute, but I'll betcha you can find something which is twice is cute, loads more personality, and half (if not more) as cheap. You have a great eye, so it shouldn't be a problem!
    Anne

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  16. ooh...soo cute. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is adorable as well :)

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  17. Oh I know... I love Pottery Barn but don't quite have the budget for it:) Good luck in finding something similar~

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  18. It's fabulous! I can see why it is stuck in your head. Good luck on your hunt for a resonable replacement.

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  19. I find bathrooms the hardest room in the house to feel "inspired" to decorate...that's why you'll probably never see any bathroom pics on my blog. But this sink is very cool...good luck finding a more affordable version - $2800 - yikes!!

    :) T

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  20. curse those pb people...

    on the upside, there are usually lots of pb knock-offs out there if you look for them.

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  21. I love you and your house is beautiful, but yes, you are right, that downstairs bathroom is sketchy. But, I have complete faith in its transformation! I can't wait to see it!

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  22. great news Shannan, once health care is free you won't have to pay the burdensome premiums and the money you will save can go to your PB wish-list! yes we can!

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  23. Oh my! What a lovely addition that vanity would make to my bathroom IF I had the space! Oh well! Happy Hunting for a knock-off!

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  24. I can't etch this in stone for you or anything, but I bet my dad could so totally make that for you for a fraction of the cost. He's knocked off some PB stuff for me in the past. I bet you haven't even seen the beautiful pieces he's made for us.....we must have you over!

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  25. You crafty girl, you could totally re-create a sink contraption to look like that! And then find a vintage dough bowl to go underneath at some barn sale. :)
    ox
    Lara

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  26. I have that thought everyday! WHY Pottery Barn?? I want sooo many of their things. That sink console is gorgeous!

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  27. Shannon....you CAN do it cheaper:

    1. Find buffet/dresser/whatever you call that thingy at antique place or CRAIGSLIST(my fave)

    2.Buy sink.faucet somewhere.. clearance at lowes works!

    3.Cut hole in top for sink..

    3. Laquer TOP several times with polyurethane.

    4.Plumb it out,add fixtures, DONE!

    We just did it for the first time,and it was totally doable! (As long as your hubby is handy!) =) We did it for about $450 total I would say..and that's being generous. And I just realized I haven't postes a pic on the blog...so I'll do that soon.

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