Tuesday, January 10, 2012

JCPenney to the Rescue!

Like most people, me and the hubby are on a major budget.  This definitely makes buying certain pieces of furniture very difficult.  I was convinced I would find a TV console for us on Craigslist, but nothing I came across seemed to fit the bill.  This was probably due to the fact that I fell in love with this piece from Crate and Barrel.

The Pearson 72" Media Console
The console was everything I wanted...dark finish...mix of wood and metal...large enough to fit a big ole' TV for our great room...low, sleek and simple design.  I was sold!  Key word there being "was"...because a few seconds later I laid eyes on the hefty $1,399.00 price tag.  Clearly that pretty thing was never coming home to our house...so my Internet search for the perfect TV console continued.

As luck would have it, I was hunting around Pinterest and happened upon a TV stand that looked somewhat similar to the C&B one I was obsessed with.  I clicked on the picture and, surprisingly, I was taken to the JCPenney site.  It turns out that the piece was originally $999.00, on sale for $199.80, plus I used a promo code to take an additional $39.96 off the price!  Unfortunately, shipping the 165lb. box was a little pricey and cost almost $100, but it was well worth it...because overall, with shipping and tax included, I purchased an awesome console for just $274.81!!

Here is the proof is you don't believe me.  {Don't mind my blacked out order number and addresses.}

I tried super hard to find the original pin on Pinterest so I could link back.  I even tried to find the console on the jcp.com site, but it is no longer available and therefore, has disappeared from the web.  That means that the only pictures I can share with you are the ones I took of our beloved console in our very own casa. 

And if I do say so myself, I think I love this piece even more than the C&B one I originally fell for {and not just because of the uhhh-mazing price tag}!

When I pulled one of the drawers out to show that they extend all the way for easy access, Perny had to, of course, hop in it and investigate.

So what do you think?  Was it worth the $274.81 price tag?!?!


  1. I love it! And what a steal! I agree it's better than c&b, especially with the clear glass doors.

  2. Very nice! I like it a lot better than the C&B one. I can't believe you got it for that huge of a discount!

  3. Holy Cow! That is quite a sale; good find!!!

  4. Love it! And yes - totally worth the price tag. What a great find!

  5. Wow aren't you glad you didn't splurge on the Crate & Barrel one? My bf and I are going through the same thing right now.. on a budget and finding furniture for our apartment... it's possible!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  6. I definitely love it! I love the storage space and that some is open and some is hidden.

    And you can't beat that price either!

  7. I agree with you all! Much better than the C&B one...and definitely a WAY better price! The glass doors and solid drawers rock!

    Hannah, it's definitely tough to furnish a place on a major budget, but I have to admit I love the challenge! ;)