Like a lot of you, I look forward every month to the arrival of my new PB catalog to see what's new in furniture, accessories and design. I love to look but rarely buy anything unless it's on clearance!
When I first started looking at blog entries, one of my favorite subjects was "Pottery Barn Knockoffs". I was truly impressed with the items the bloggers were capable of "knocking off". Whether it was wrapping jute around a jug, covering books in plain paper or building and aging a wooden box these people were GOOD! As of now, I haven't created my own knock off but I did manage to achieve one by doing what I do best-shopping!
We have a rather large entrance way in our new home with 11' ceilings and a transom window over the double front doors. I wanted a hanging pendant type light that could be seen from the exterior through the window. The rooms flanking the entrance contain my Dining Room Chandelier and my Office ceiling fan.
I feel like the only thing worse than all your light fixtures "matching" is a combination of three that are completely unrelated. I wanted them all in the bronze to black color family. I was looking for something simple but substantial enough to carry the room. I came across this one at Pottery Barn and thought it would work but of course the price changed my mind. We're talking a total of $350.28 after tax and shipping. Below is the picture from their website.
Then I did what I always do-I Googled it! I put in "Pottery Barn knock off" and came across a post describing this light from Overstock.com. I honestly can't see a difference, can you? I have bought several items from them in the past, including a queen mattress for our guest room (no tax and $1.00 shipping!). I have yet to be disappointed. I read the reviews for the light (very helpful) and ordered it right away. A week later I had this!
And the price? $151.99, no tax and $1.00 shipping! I'll do the math for you, a savings of $197.28! My husband borrowed a ladder (that ceiling is tall!) to hang it and we couldn't be happier. Here is the light hanging in my entrance.
I highly recommend the lighting at Overstock.com and Ebay as well. The items are new, brands that you know and the shipping is usually free or very reasonable ($1.00, really?). I always read the reviews and try to google the product so that I can see that I am really getting a deal.
Sorry about the reflection in this shot but you get the idea, right?
While I was getting all my facts together for this post I couldn't help doing a little browsing on Overstock.com and came up with these beautiful light fixtures I thought you might want to see.
Aren't these great? I am not associated with Overstock.com in any way, just passing along what I think is a great deal. And who doesn't love having things delivered right to their front door?
I hope everyone has a great week! Please stop by and see what my sister's blogging about at Creating Wonderful Spaces. Have you created or purchased a Pottery Barn knock off? I would love to hear about it! Leave me a comment!