We were kind of just looking for rugs and random finds that might work in the new house when we came across this beautiful trunk! After playing with it for a few minutes to make sure it closed and clasped shut, we asked how much it was. $79. Dave's eyes lit up, SOLD!
After I dropped Dave back off at work, I headed to Michaels in search of a dry erase calendar for the laundry room. I'd still been lusting after the Pottery Barn Daily System but couldn't bear to spend that much. But to be honest, I probably would have caved had I not found one that's absolutely perfect and almost identical for less than half the price!
Michael's - framed, magnetic dry erase calendar, with cork board at the bottom - $21
Michael's - framed cork board $10
They're both framed in espresso colored wood - apologies for the iphone pictures, still haven't found the camera cord.
And here's Pottery Barn's overpriced twin version of what I got!
Pottery Barn's Daily System - Espresso Magnetic Whiteboard Calendar $54
But that's not all, in order to hang Pottery Barn's version, you'll have to buy this display rod for whatever reason. One for the calendar, and one for the corkboard, $20 and $12 respectively.
So let's add that up:
Pottery Barn's Overpriced Daily System:
- Calendar - $54
- Display Rod for Calendar - $20
- Corkboard - $34
- Display Rod for Corkboard - $12
Michael's Awesome Exact Same Version:
- Magnetic Dry Erase Calendar w/ bottom cork board - $21
- Corkboard - $10
(which left $ to buy super cute push pins and colored dry erase markers! So my spending total was at $30)
All in all, it was a very successful lunch for the commuters! I promise to post pics once I get the hubbs to hang them up!