Bye Pottery Barn, Wayfair’s Got Just What I Need
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Hi all! It’s Bryn, Collin’s sister and sidekick.
Truth be told, I stink at decorating and really anything that involves creativity. Although I love a cozy and homey house, I have a hard time figuring out what items to purchase to create this cozy feel and how to arrange these items in my home. I can sometimes spend hours looking at decorating sites and blogs only to become overwhelmed and shut my computer.
Because I do not have a creative bone in my body, I have turned to sites like Pottery Barn over the last few years to furnish my living room and dining room. (Side note – I do sometimes fear I am like Rachel in the Friends episode “The One with the Apothecary Table” – you must go back and watch this episode if you have never seen it as it is one of my favorites!).
But as you may know, Pottery Barn furniture is not cheap (I mean, you can easily spend over $1,000 on a coffee table! GASP!). And besides the insanely high costs, many of the furniture pieces are not immediately available for delivery – we had to wait over two months for our dining room table that we purchased from Pottery Barn last year.
So when I recently decided that our bedroom needed an overhaul (our super dark cherry wood bedroom set was over 15 years old, so I was not sad to say goodbye!), I went right to Pottery Barn out of habit. But as I scrolled through the different beds and dressers, I just could not stomach the price tags.
And then it dawned on me – I should check out Wayfair! We post about Wayfair deals quite often on Hip2Save, but I had never actually purchased anything from the site. After spending about 20 minutes searching for the types of furniture pieces I was looking for, I found several items that met my decor and price point. I spent time reading through all the reviews and then nervously decided to click the purchase button.
Here’s what I bought on Wayfair (note that the prices below are what I paid in November – the current prices may have changed slightly):
- Swanley Upholstered Panel King Size Bed in Gray (SKU# ANDV4859) = $459
- TWO Horton 3 Drawer Nightstands (SKU# DBHC3299) = $213.97 each
- Gastelum 8 Drawer Double Dresser in Urban Gray (SKU# DBHC8239) = $573.99
Total = $1,461 delivered!
And guess what? I loved my Wayfair experience!
Within 24 hours after making my purchase, I started to receive text messages alerting me that my items had shipped, along with a clickable tracking link. And then over the next few days, I received more text messages alerting me of the estimated arrival dates. And all of my items arrived on my doorstep within one week of the order date – take that Pottery Barn!
I was also super impressed with the packaging – every piece was packaged very securely and arrived in perfect condition. And the dresser and nightstands seem to be super sturdy (they are heavy, so prepare to ask for help if you need to carry them upstairs!) and come pre-assembled – the only thing I had to do was attach the drawer knobs.