West Elm Classic Cafe Counter Stool Dupe

I’m currently updating my kitchen and fell in love with the West Elm Classic Cafe Counter Stool. It is this rich walnut color with the Mid-Century design. We wanted a high back chair and no cushions for easy cleanups. At $199 each, it is pricey but not as expensive as other West Elm stools.

However, it is nowhere to be found in stock.

Stores have to order it. Online says 1.5 months for delivery. Say what?

Trying to find another stool to go with the aesthetic that we wanted was a challenge. Looking on Wayfair, Overstock, CB2, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn and even Target yielded no results. It was the wrong color, or had cushions or had really bad reviews.

Luckily, searching on Target.com, showed a result for a similar stool with cushion. I pleaded with my husband to just ‘Go for it!’ He looked at the listing that said, ‘There’s an option for no cushion.’ It turned out to be a perfect dupe of the West Elm Classic Counter Stool.

Astrid Counter Stool - Project 62 Target

It is a walnut color and is priced at $90 each. We are very happy with our chairs. It was very easy to put together. The chairs are sturdy and has adjustable feet to level the chairs.

Madness Avoided: Jason Wu for Target

I did not plan on going to the Jason Wu Collection opening at any Target on February 5, 2012. However, I ran out of milk and needed some Super Bowl supplies that morning. I arrived at 9:30am to Target expecting a bustling atmosphere. That was not the case. Target was not very busy even with Super Bowl that afternoon. I did see a last minute 43 in TV purchase by a gentleman.

The selection of Jason Wu items were miniscule. 1 skirt which I tried on, 2 Tie Neck blouse, 2 Tie Neck Tee, 2 cardigans, 1 dress, 1 sleeveless shirt and NO accessories. I am assuming by the lack of Jason Wu items, there were probably a group of people waiting outside of Target that morning for the Jason Wu opening. I did manage to avoid if any chaos and even tried on a few items.

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Target Shopping Review- Finding Flannel

I was looking for a chambray shirt from Target but during my search I came across several flannel shirts. What I love about flannel is that it comes across as outdoorsy and comfortable. With the right outfit I think it could be styled into sexy, chic and contemporary. I didn’t pick up any flannels but it is on my wish list. I actually like the bigger checkered print more.