Pottery Barn Does It Again and My Craigslist Find

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Over the years, I have found myself less and less inspired by Pottery Barn.  I just felt like their catalogs looked the same season after season.  However, I was recently surprised by some of the collections over at PB Teen.  I wrote about the Emily and Merritt collections here and here.  Over the weekend, I opened up the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and was BLOWN away. They have a new collection of chinoiserie inspired goods that are so sophisticated.  I would die for any of the pieces I saw and would admittedly be very jealous of any “kid” lucky enough to have such a room.

Pottery Barn Gemma Collection

Here are some of the pieces from their new collection I am drooling over.

Seriously, how cute is this pagoda monogram.  They have upped the sophistication a notch for sure!

Pottery Barn Pagoda Monogram

Speaking of pagodas, I can’t get over this pagoda lantern from the collection.  The bamboo is to die for.

Pottery Barn Pagoda Pendant

I like their whimsical take on chinoiserie prints here in the bedding.

Pottery Barn Chinoiserie Bedding

This gold bamboo mirror is living-room worthy.  It is definitely a more affordable version that what you would find elsewhere!

Pottery Barn Bamboo Mirror

Pottery Barn Greek Key Pillow

The collection has a line of campaign style dressers called the Gemma Collection.  Campaign style pieces, noted for their bold brass hardware, have been popular for a few years now.  If you get lucky, you can find them at a thrift store or Craigslist, but they are hard to come by.

Pottery Barn Gemma Dresser

That is why it is ironic I am sharing my second ever Craigslist find.  It is a campaign dresser I found for ONLY $50!!!  It needs some love, but with the hardware polished bright gold and some paint, it will be beautiful!  This find could not have come at a better time.  My sister had been lending us a dresser that she needed to reclaim, so my daughter’s clothing had been sitting on her floor for a week.  It was driving me CRAZY.  I was about to run out and buy an outrageously expensive piece with no personality!

Here is what it looks like now:

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Pretty ugly now, I know.  It is going to go in my daughter’s room so here is what I envision:

Campaign dresser

For Chic Sake

Campaign desk

Centsational Girl

Or, I may go the white and gold route.  I can’t wait to get to work on this project and turn trash into treasure!

What do you think?  What color should I paint this lovely lady?

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Comments

  1. Awesome find, Jennifer!! It’s a great size and I know it will be so pretty once you get done with it!

  2. Theres nothing better than a good fun colored campaign dresser thats for sure! So many possibilities.

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