Friday, September 23, 2011

[ under my console ]

YESTERDAY I showed you some inspirational pics of what to put under a console table. Thanks for all of your great comments! I loved hearing which ones you were drawn to and what you've done in your own home.

Here's my console. It used to be behind my sofa, but now that it is against the wall, I find the empty space makes it look a little wimpy {I may give it a painted facelift but for now here it is}.


I love the idea of stools but I'm thinking that since it likely won't be in the entry, maybe something other than stools would be nice. And with so many other options of how to fill that empty void, I've decided that my favourite is a stack of baskets {great way to add texture}.

something like this...


I love the idea of being able to store things in them, especially in a small apartment - I need all the hiding places I can get!

So I started looking around and was having a hard time finding anything. I finally found these at Pottery Barn...

But at about $70+ each, I just didn't want to spend that much on baskets.


So I kept looking and came across these...

Did you see that price?? $8! At Pottery Barn! I don't know if they were priced incorrectly or what, but I wasn't going to pass up this bargain! They weren't exactly what I was looking for, but I figured I could make them work.

I grabbed 4 and check this out...

They stack nicely and I gave them some little numbered tags - I think they do the trick. Great for magazines or I can even make some liners to store smaller things  - all for a grand total of $32! What do you think?

lisa


21 comments:

a happy little life said...

uhhmmmm...LOVE A LOT!!! OMGoodness what a bargain! I miss Pottery Barn.
We have a new simple black buffet with 2 open shelves and looked at baskets yesterday, none were as cool as yours.
XOX Tracie

Debby said...

Of course my eye goes to the most expensive ones.... I have a knack for that. Everything in a store could be on sale but I would fall in love w/ the one item that isn't. Wouldn't mind to have the PB ones to store throws in. xo

Formerly known as Frau said...

Love it...and love the price!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Janis@ HomeStyle said...

Looks great and you can't beat that price, I really like the little tags you made too.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I love them and the price makes them even better! The little tags are the best part. I have the magazine storage problem - oh how I do...

Meeling said...

What a steal!! I think I'm coming over to your PB...you always seem to find the best deals.

Those are great!! I think liners would look really cool unless you want to show off whatever you put in them! :-)

Beach Coast Styke said...

love it! at $8 I would have gotten them

jessica said...

Sooooo cute!! You got an awesome deal! Have a wonderful weekend!

Privet and Holly said...

Just pulled out
my cold weather
Lisa Roy and had
to swing by and
see what you've
been up to. LOVE
this console series
and your baskets
look GREAT!!
Happy Friday,
xx Suzanne

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

They are perfect under there!! I think you could do some magic in whipping up a liner if you need it.

a place and a space said...

They look perfect under there! I love it! You are reading my mind with these posts, I'm still looking for something for under ours! :)

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Loving the baskets as I said yesterday, and I love love love the deal you found...liners would be nice too and the tags are sweet. Great buy! Enjoy.

SHERRY HART said...

WOW..that was a total score. I think they look great and add just the texture you were looking for!

Michelle said...

Nice find- and even better price! :)

Gracie's Cottage said...

Super find...love the added tags!
(Found you at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday - following now!)

Jan

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...looks like I need to get over to PB...thanks so much for shring these goodies...they look great there under your table.

Blessings,
Linda

Heaven's Walk said...

LUV LUV LUV this idea! What a sweet idea! And what a steal! :)

xoxo laurie

emily said...

Those are absolutely perfect -- and you can't beat the price!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So neat and the price was sure right! Good for you in being at the right place at the right time!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

Those really were a steal at that price AND they look fabulous under your console...well done!

Glad to find your blog through Coastal Charm's blog party.

Regards,
Marie

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I think those baskets were meant to come home with you. :) They look great! I might go treasure hunting to PB tomorrow and see if I have your luck! :)

P.S. I'm having a $50 cash giveaway on my blog this week. Come by when you have a chance! :)

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