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Midlife Modern versus Sabrina Soto – Again!

September’s HGTV magazine arrived and, as usual, I got crazy excited to take on Sabrina Soto once again in her “low” finds and I found some awesome prices on comparable pieces!  SO, if you have the magazine, go find it, sit down, and check it out, then try to find your own “low” items.

Starting on page 49, the settee, the high is $1,329; the low is $799.  Well, I found on Overstock.com an armless settee comparable in size and color.  It is coral in color, and the price is $253.79, measuring 46w, 36h, 32″ deep.  At Wayfair I found a comparable brushed steel lamp by Fangio, 31″h, $50.  Now, the green tray was a challenge for sure.  I did finally find a serving platter at Target, 12×5, called Jade Moon for $19.99.

As you turn the page you will see the hanging mirror.  The high price is $486; low is $159.  I was really surprised at the prices of a mirror like this, but did find on Overstock.com a hanging metal mirror by the Urban Trends Collection, 22″, for $86.99.

Moving on to the pillows, you can imagine the variety of pillows and prices I found, but finally narrowed it down to an 18″ square Malli throw pillow at World Market for $19.99, versus the high at $125 and the low $44.

The coffee table has a high price of $899; low $629.  I was so excited to find a coffee table almost identical to the “low” table at Hayneedle.com, Silver Hayden, 48w x 26d x 19h For $290.

And lastly I found a comparable aqua colored rug at HomeDecorators.com, 5×7, for $279, less than the high price of $2,557 and the low price of $338.

So, Sabrina, I beat you again this month!

If you are reading this, please try to beat my prices with comparable items.  If you like the show, you will enjoy this.   Let me know if you beat my finds!  Have fun!

HGTV High Low Project / My Finds

Am I the only one crazy enough to get excited when my new HGTV magazine arrives so I can challenge Sabrina Soto’s “low” finds to see if I can do better than she does?  I cannot imagine other people spend time doing that.  I find it SO CHALLENGING to try to beat her low prices and am so proud of myself when I make those finds.  I, obviously, have too much time on my hands!

Take for instance the July/August 2013 issue.   Starting on Page 85, you will find The High/Low List.  She starts off with a high $60 geometric patterned pillow and a low $20 pillow almost identical.  Well, I found a 16×16 yellow pillow, very similar in color and design, at WoodnDoodads for $9.50!  Then we go to the red lacquered wood bookcase, high $1,645; low red steel frame bookcase for $509.  Check out Ikea red bookcase for $89.99.  Moving on to the blue plates, $80 for a set of four is the high, $40 for a set of four is the low.  Yes, I did it again, a set of four blue and white dinner plates at Target.com, $23.99.

I could keep going as I turn the page, but I will save that for tomorrow as it is late and I am dragging.

Move over Sabrina!

Nite everyone from Midlife Modern!