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Although I’m building pedestal tables, I still love the original from Pottery Barn.

Pottery Barn Rustic Pedestal Accent Table $299

So, imagine my excitement when I saw this one:

Grandinroad Pedestal Table

Available in antique white at GrandinRoad for $149 each. Act fast though, these are on clearance and probably won’t last long.


I have been looking for a new chandelier since we moved in the house. It isn’t that ours is bad, it just is not my taste. I’ve looked everywhere. Home Depot, Lowes, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Home Decorators Collection, Williams Sonoma Home, etc. Of course the one I found that I thought would look good was in Pottery Barn.

PB Veranda Chandelier

There were two problems with this light. First, the diameter is 32″ and I thought that was a little large for our dining room. Second, it is $349.00. Not really the price I had in mind. So, with a little searching I found a perfect alternative.

Veranda 6 light

The General Lighting ebay store had both the 8 light and 6 light chandeliers. I chose to go with the 6 light because it is a little smaller and I believe it will look more proportional in the dining room. It is exactly the same as the Pottery Barn light for a bargain price of only $89.99 with free shipping. They have the 8 light for $119 and both models also come in either yellow or white wood shades. I opted for the white and I’m still second guessing my decision.

There is a disclaimer that says some units are more red than pictured, but we all know a little spray paint would work just fine if the color is off. Our table actually has red tones¬† underneath the black where it is distressed, so I’m hoping it will be fine as is.¬† It was shipped yesterday via FedEx and I’m hopeful that it will arrive by Friday.

I love challenges, so here it goes. If you have something home related that you love, but it is just too expensive send me the picture or a link. I will try my best to find a similar item for less.

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