Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Welcome to On The Cheap Tuesdays

It may come as no surprise to most of you to know that I spend my free time looking at various higher end home decor websites. I love scrolling through pages and pages of West Elm, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, etc. And if you know me it may also come as no surprise that I don't make very much money. So I also spend a great deal of time on websites I can actually afford, like Target, Ikea and Urban Outfitters. While scrolling and scrolling through page after page of home items, I have noticed a pattern. There are some things on the higher end websites that I KNOW I can find for less on the other end of the spectrum.
Having run into this on multiple occasions, I have been inspired to start a new series called "On the Cheap" where I will showcase two items, one a high end favorite I lust over, and the other a cheaper version for those of you like me. Sound like fun? I thought so too!

So I bring you to my first OTC Tuesday with this lovely on Crate and Barrel right now, setting you back a pretty $1499.

As I was drooling at the computer screen one late evening, I started to think how much this sofa looked like one I had seen before!

This is the Ikea Karlstad in Sand Beige. And great news, this baby will only set you back $499 beans. Not too bad. :)

So there you have it. On the Cheap Tuesday. Enjoy the $1000 I just saved you ;)