Monday, November 23, 2015

Say "Yes" to the Desk

Well happy Monday everyone! Hope you all have done your Thanksgiving shopping and are getting prepped for the big feast this week! Personally I am SO excited and will definitely have a "no ra-grets" mindset for the holiday. 

And during all this holiday hustle and bustle I am currently in the process of moving. Woohoo! I'm so excited to decorate, have my own space and a super cool roommate, buuuuut not so excited about the big purchases like new furniture. 

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.

I've been blessed with some quality hand-me-downs in life so far, but there comes a time when you just really want to create a space for yourself from scratch. That's where I'm at now. However, did you know that furniture (all furniture) is HELLA expensive??? Dear Lord, shopping got overwhelming real quick. But no matter...I've been "ballin' on a budget" for quite some time so I'm pretty good at finding a good deal. And with Black Friday right around the corner the online deals have already started, hallelujah! 

So what I have for you today is a little bargain shopper post for those of you trying to find quality furniture but who still want to afford food and gas. It's all about the research people. What works best for me is to window shop at high-end stores to get inspiration then go online at discount places and find a good copy-cat piece! You get the look you want for the price you can afford. 

My first task: finding a dresser. 

These beauts are from Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware. Their pieces are so beautiful but unfortunately way out of my budget. 
Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.


Now these two are from Overstock.com (a recent obsession of mine) and they are equally are gorgeous in my opinion! And like a quarter of the price! #addtocart

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.

overstock.com (left)
overstock.com (right)

And you know you can always rely on Ikea for a solid, minimal dresser. This one was a definite contender.
Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.


Next up: a cute little nightstand.

Again Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware are so on point with their style. Love love love. But sadly, ya girl cannot spring for a nightstand in the $400-$900 range.
Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.



Overstock ya done it again. I had so much trouble deciding which of these three I liked best. Did I want the classic white or add a little interest and texture with the wood finish? And you guessed in these three are all from $100-$200.

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.


And this one from Ikea is only $100 too!

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.


Finally...a desk. This one was possibly the toughest. I wanted something minimal but super functional.

I actually found two from Pottery Barn that I thought were great inspiration!

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.


And these three from Overstock.com are absolutely amazing! I mean come on, you can't tell me that this middle one isn't the twin to my second Pottery Barn pick.

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.


And if you're going minimal, Ikea is your place!

Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware inspiration. Overstock.com and ikea prices for lovely dressers, nightstands and desks. Home decor.


I feel so relieved that I have so many options with the look I want without breaking the bank. I'll have to let you all see the final product when my room is finally finished! Ahhh! I can't wait!!!

Porter


8 comments:

  1. Same thoughts here - though I suppose furniture is something that is being used in the long run anyway, so it pays itself off over time. I'm currently looking for a desk to use as a vanity, for years I've been doing my makeup on the floor haha! Can't wait to see the finished room!

    becky | star violet

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    1. I am in the same boat! When looking for a desk I was totally imagining it would be a place I could do my makeup!

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  2. nice post! loving all the desks!

    http://theheartsdlite.com/2015/11/23/4-hats-that-wont-ruin-your-winter-style/#comment-11879

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  3. I love this! Im decorating now and this is great inspiration - also a lover of overstock :)

    Xo Krista

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    1. Right?! Can't believe it's taken me this long to find it! Overstock is amazeeee.

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  4. I've been thinking about a desk (even though I don't really have space). I love these ones you shared!

    Shae @ Current Habits

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    1. Absolutely! It was actually pretty difficult to find a smaller desk that I thought I might actually be able to use. The struggle...

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