Thursday, October 23, 2008

Mama Went Shoppin'

So on Sunday, the most wonderful husband in the world actually took my joke of "renting a U-Haul next time we go to the Pottery Barn Outlet" seriously. He took the subway to Harlem and showed up at our front door on the Upper East with my chariot...a U-Haul cargo van he had rented for the day! Happy 24 weeks to me! We departed the city for the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead on Long Island and I swear it felt like Christmas morning (it was even really cold). Our mission: finish up buying baby furniture. My promise: if he did this I would shut up about it! Ha, Ha! Our mission was a success and we got amazing deals and I'm so excited to finally have everything. We picked up a glider, a changing table/dresser and a long dresser.

Here is the changing table/dresser all set in its little spot. Time for a prettier trashcan.

Up close the Pottery Barn Thomas changing table--it matches our crib quite well! It has a matching topper (for $149.00) that we can buy if we want, but I'm not sure we really need it. I think I can just put the changing pad on here. Thoughts?

Here's the crib and the dresser in Baby U's tiny little nursery...this is what you get for living in the city! We are going to try to put up a wall with french doors if our apartment building will let us.


Here is the long dresser we got for the entry hallway (that is basically part of the nursery). It's the Kendall extra-wide.

And here is our glider where I know I'll spend many days/nights! It's the Dream Swivel Glider in stone twill. It might be the most comfortable chair I've ever sat in!


Because of the limited selections at the outlets it really forced me to "just decide already." I probably never would have picked the stone twill fabric, but you know what--it works. We have to have our glider in the living room because the baby's nursery is not big enough so it blends quite well and it is SO COMFORTABLE! A sent me an email on Monday saying he was sad that his work chair didn't glide. A and I estimate that we saved around $2,000 by buying our furniture at the outlet! Way to go us! Now--on to that crib bedding, a mattress, my Daisy painting, a rug and some shelves maybe...he just thought I was done. =)

16 comments:

The Bona Fide Preppy Bride said...

I love all of your Pottery Barn finds..The Pottery Barn outlet is such a dangerous place for us to go, too! Your nursery is looking so chic!

Legallyblondemel said...

Nice work with the discount PB finds!

I love the look of the dark wood furniture against the bright walls, particularly that striped one. Very chic.

bleueyedbeauty said...

I am SO envious -- we don't have a PB outlet anywhere near us. Beautiful furniture!

I would save the $149 and use a changing table pad on top -- this is what I did for both of my boys and it worked out great.

Midwest Prep said...

We asked about that too-- turns out that most of the changing pads come with screws and you can just screw the straps into the dresser to secure it.

JN said...

I am a new reader, I have loved hearing all your updates!

Preppy Mama said...

Looks great! I always tell my BF that the next time we go to Tanger we are renting a truck. That outlet is the only reason I would travel out there!

Preppy in Philly said...

Looks great and I definitely appreciate the effort to get such fab deals! We also had good luck at a Pottery Barn Outlet that was an hour and a half away when we were looking for furniture for our new house last winter. After we fell in love with a montego china cabinet they informed us of their no shipping policy, and I had to convince my hubby to drive back home, take off work and rent a large SUV the next day (a Monday), so we could drive back and pick up it up. Of course when we got back Monday they had new stuff and I also fell in love with a dining room table that matched the china cabinet and a TV stand. Turned the SUV wasn't big enough anymore so we had to also rent a U-haul and each drive one vehicle back! He thought this was ridiculous at the time but he has since admitted how glad he was to be done furniture shopping and to have such nice pieces now.

Susan D. said...

Love all of your furniture! PB Outlet has such good deals -I used to work for Tanger corporate and the Riverhead outlet was great. You probably really don't need the extra wooden top for the changing table. I think there is a way to use the strap on the changing pad and screw it in. The chair looks comfy - I wish mine was more that style instead of the true glider that we have. I think you'll get more use out of a big chair like yours. very cute - can't wait to see all the accessories!

Barefoot in the Park said...

y'all hit the jackpot! congrats on the deal of the month!

Lauren said...

I'm glad you were able to find furniture for Baby U! It's so cute!

The 5 Bickies said...

I love going to the Pottery Barn Outlet. You did really well with your purchases!

Kate said...

Great picks! I can't wait to see the finished room :)

Eat, Drink, & Sleep Preppy! said...

Are the walls khaki? It's hard to tell from the picture. Have you gotten your bedding yet?

KT said...

I did exactly what you are considering- put the changing pad on top of the dresser. And guess what? Then I just changed the baby on my bed. Oh, and then you just graduate to changing the baby on the floor so why spend all the extra $$$? Cute finds BTW.

The Mrs. said...

I think you made great choices!

melissabritt said...

Hi, I don't mean to add my 2 cents but ah! don't screw anything into your dresser. You really are not going to ever have your hand off your baby when you change him. I'm serious. you will be amazed, you will never trust anything except your own hand. Also, babies spit, A LOT, like 1 burp can send an entire bottle back up. please, put a towel on your beautiful glider. Just when you are burping. It's not pretty but, it's true.

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