Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Do It Cheaper With Ikea

So I worked really hard on a project this weekend, but unfortunately it's not ready to be displayed here. Tune in later this week...

I was perusing Ikea and Pottery Barn sorta kinda at the same time the other day and I was struck by the similarities of so many things. I only made it through the lighting section but I decided to share some of what I found with you.

Get your own twine or jute and make a twin of this one.
Pottery Barn Jute Wrapped Chandelier $299
Ikea Black Chandelier $39

Ikea Glass Pendant $19
Pottery Barn Glass Pendant $79 - $129



A little spray paint would make these two look even more alike.Ikea Silver Pendant $19
Pottery Barn Black Pendant $199


Ikea Work Lamp $39
Pottery Barn Task Lamp $119
Ikea Work Lamp $39

I found many more as well, but don't want to overwhelm you with the possibilities! I am no way saying that the quality is the same, I actually have no idea, but you really can't beat those prices. I plan on grabbing one of those silver pendants and spraying it black/bronze and hang it in my dining room (it's a very small space).

So what do you think! I, for one am hooked. I plan on heading back over soon and finding more matching things for Cheaper!

Hope you all had a great weekend. Don't forget that I plan on showing you more of my pool house this week. Come on back!
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4 comments:

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Wow, crazy how much they look alike!! Can't wait to see your project!
XO

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Wow, crazy how much they look alike!! Can't wait to see your project!
XO

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

What a great post! It makes me want to go through the whole catalogue of both stores and see what else we can find! Can't wait to see your project.

Maya said...

To wrap the chandelier with jute would be quite a project though.