I spent this past weekend with Matt in Seattle looking for a new place to live. Given neither Matt or myself are overly familiar with the city, we spent some time doing our research and exploring the various neighborhoods we had been considering. With such a short amount of time to make a decision and so many things to take into consideration, it proved to be a stressful few days; but luckily, on Sunday we secured the perfect place!
The space is not only a good location and size for us, but it is also a good fit for many of our favorite furniture pieces that will be making the move with us. Being the strategic person he is, throughout our search, Matt couldn’t help but keep in mind the furniture we currently had in our Chicago home… simply put, our existing furniture needed to have “a home” in our new home!
Luckily, over the years Matt and I have invested in some classic and versatile pieces of furniture, making most of our items easy to re-purpose in a new space. His favorite… our bistro table! I’ll be honest, he was pretty hesitant when we first got it and debated returning it for something cheaper. We needed a small dining table, but he felt we would have no need for it the second we moved to a bigger place or somewhere with a different layout. Of course, I pushed to keep it and, while he may never admit this out loud, I think he’s glad I did!
The nice thing about our table is that it can function in several different ways. Depending on where it is being situated and how we need it to be used, it can work as a small dining table, work table, entry way table, accent or side table, game table… the options are endless! Bottom line, we will always be able to make use of this table, no matter where we live, making it a great piece for first time home owners or renters to consider investing in.
Now our table was a little on the pricey side, so for today’s post, I wanted to share some of my favorite bistro tables that fall under the $500 mark. I highly recommend each of these for anyone out there looking to make a smart and practical furniture investment that won’t break the bank. Of course, there are many other beautiful options out there that are a bit higher in price, so if your budget allows, keep in mind these tables can be great investments for many years to come!
Products in this post
- CB2: Hackney Wood Cocktail Table
- Anthropologie: Poncelet Side Table
- Crate & Barrel: Scholar Dining Table
- High Fashion Home: Janis Bistro Table
- World Market: Leilani Tulip Table
- Target: Harvester Dining Table
- West Elm: Lacquer Top Cafe Table
- West Elm: Tripod Table
- World Market: Jozy Drop Leaf Table
- Joss & Main: Marino Dining Table