Let's start with pieces we already owned. We already owned our TV, 98% of the books and accessories, the Klippan loveseat, and a little side buffet thing.
I also rounded up so that we could account for some of what tax and shipping would have costed on the compare to (but it was always less than a dollar- so in reality you can add like a jillion dollars for that.)
|Item (With Our Link W/A)||Our Cost||Competitor Price (With Link)|
|Table||$40 (Before Redoing It)||$776 Found Here|
|Leather Dining Chairs||$190||$400 Found Here|
|Metal Dining Chairs||$200||$436 Found Here|
|Chandelier||$13||$322 Found Here|
|Antique High Chair||$15||$165 Found Here|
|Curtain Rod||$30||$89 Found Here|
|Curtains||$35||$129 Found Here|
|Wood Art||$0||$100 Found Here|
|Drawer Pulls on Table (2)||$6||$34 Found Here|
|Table Lamps||$20||$148 Found Here|
|Black Side Table||$12||$200 Found Here|
|Leather Chair||$180||$480 Found Here|
|Map Pillow||$12||$30 Found Here|
|TV Mount||$69||$360 Found Here|
|Fabric & Supplies||$175||Built In|
This makes our total savings based on these items, before tax and shipping, $2670. This also doesn't include things like the pain-in-the-ass labor for redoing the bookshelves or paying someone to paint/other easy DIY things. Let's not even talk about if we'd hired someone to design it. Wowza.
Now, this proves how cheap I am... I see that $997 and I have a giant lump in my stomach. That number is painful to me. I just keep telling myself in the scheme of things it's not a lot of money. But in my head I'm already looking at receipts trying to save more money.
Anyone else as neurotic as I am?
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