Monday, August 17, 2015


We all know how expensive it can be when decorating your home.  One of the largest aspects of any interior design project should be a budget, and managing expectations with costs.  While I know there are those projects out there that have no budget (umm... amazing;)) - I do know these are few and far between.  Whether you have a small budget, or one that is a little more expansive -  you still have a budget, and it's important to try and stick to this in order to feel comfortable and content with the end result.  i.e. You don't want to walk into your living room a 100 times a day questioning why you spent $1500 on that rug?! lol - miserable!  Trust me - I have done it.  Not the exact same example mentioned, but similar situation.  It will eat me up until I can't take it, and no longer even want the piece.  This is probably why I have buyers remorse when I make big purchases.

If you have been following along, you know I am still working on my back family living room.  I finally decided that I wanted to get 2 small round coffee tables to use in front of the sectional, versus one large table.  Because we do not have a ton of room from the front of the sectional to the other side of the room, I can not fit a larger rectangle, square, or even circular coffee table.  I also opted for the 2 small round tables, b/c I thought it would be nice to be able to move them around depending on where you are sitting at on the couch.  I found these at West Elm, and thought they would be perfect. At $199 each I thought 2 of them would be a tad on the high end of what I had in mind, but it wasn't out of the question at all.

Then... last Friday, I ran up to World Market to browse through what they had - and spotted these!

At first I was really excited about the larger one, and thought I should get that one...I am still wondering if I would have liked it?  However, I was able to snag an amazing deal on 2 of the smaller ones - so I went with my original thought.  The smaller ones were priced at $119.99, so already ~$80 lower than West Elm (bonus) and...they only had one in the back.  Which meant I had to purchase the one on the floor (score!).  It was slightly damaged at the bottom; nothing that would be a deal breaker for me - so they sold to me for only $60.  I also had a 15% off coupon, which brought my total for both of these to less than I would have paid for one at West Elm.

I am waiting to share final pics of the room once it's closer to being complete, but I think they look great.  Mike and the kids love being able to move them around.  

I would love to have this be the start to a new series here at GLG: "This and That".  The series would be to share some of the items I find for prices lower than other retail stores - for the same thing...or pretty darn close to.  I also wanted to share this story, to reiterate that there are reasonable priced options out there - you just have to be willing to dig a little bit - and ask for a discount on items you believe warrant one.

I can't wait to share the rest of my finds at World Market in a post later this week.


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