31 December 2009

A little Anthropologie hack for ya...

I posted on this when I first started my blog, but I thought I would do another just because I was in my blogging infancy, and I don't think I really did it justice :) 
Last year, Tanner and I found this table (The Curator Table) at Anthro and fell in love with the design.  It was so quirky!  I loved the idea of all the mismatched frames and trim, and the knobs...but not the patina.

 


I'm pretty sure I asked Tanner, "how much do you think this is -- 400.00?"  He said, "that would be really expensive but I'm sure it is, since this is Anthropologie we're talking about."

As I turned the price tag over, I had to do a double take, and then wipe off the price tag just to make sure I wasn't seeing things.  It wasn't 400.00!  It wasn't even 550.00!  It was almost 700.00..........

s-e-v-e-n      h-u-n-d-r-e-d. 

There better have been a kidney in one of the drawers for that price tag.


A few months later, I had a client who wanted two matching nighstands unique in texture, and I remembered the kidney table.  Google brought me to Design*Sponge, where I found someone who had copied the Curator Table and made it cuter in my opinion, using different kinds of trim.  Tanner and I quickly set to work, given our client's measurements.  So here is our finished product! If you're interested in purchasing, they are $175.00.  Kidney included.





13 comments:

undomestic chica said...

Your version is MUCH cuter.

Design A-Peele said...

your version is DEF much cuter. I like the clean lines so much more. Wish I needed them :(

Jenny said...

OMG, when I get some money I am coming shopping here! I love anthropologies but it sure never fits my personal wallet! Happy New Year!

Kasey said...

I love those side tables and you are so right..so much cuter.
xo

Vintage Junky said...

They are so much cuter!
Happy New Year!
Michelle

Martha said...

Absolutely LOVE them!!! You did beautifully!

ashlina said...

wow! your version is amazing! and i agree with the other commenters...yours are much better!
way to go, i always hope to emulate anthropologie in my home as well...

thanks for sharing!

happy new year..xo

Darla said...

Wow! these are great!!

Hannah said...

Yours look like they're worth at least 2 kidneys! ;)

caroline joy said...

Those are amazing! And they don't cost and arm and a leg, or any body part. Great work!

My Grama's Soul said...

First time I have visited your delightful bog. It is lovely.

Thanks for stopping by mine and becoming a follower.

Blessings,

Jo

Audra said...

I might be willing to give an arm or a leg for these tables! Simply stunning! Your version is far better and much friendlier to the wallet. Love Anthropologie...just can't wrap my head around the pricing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I love Montana, although it would seriously hamper the yard sale mojo I have going.... That might make my husband happy though, as he calls yard saling my "addiction".

ttfn...

Jenny said...

These are adorable!

I love making my own versions of expensive items that just don't make sense to purchase at their ridiculous price.

Great job, you two!