An Impulse Buy

by Chris on February 7, 2012

I’ve been working on revamping our living room for a couple of months now. As of yesterday, I have no coffee table, armoire, or end table. Uh yeah…it’s a little barren in here. I guess that means I need to start shopping for some new accent furniture.

Here are some of the options that I’ve been looking at. Once you see the prices, you’ll realize that I looked very quickly at some and moved on. (Click on the pictures for the source.)

This was “the one”. I love it. I love the size, shape, and the extra shelf. Price? Not so much.

$745.00Chico Small 2 Tier Gold Leaf Side Table, Mirror Top

Since I’m really loving the accordion tables now, I thought this one was a perfect match. Pretty, no? No. Not worth the price.

$600.00round antique solid brass table with glass top

Well, hey. This one’s like my favorite one. Not bad! The price isn’t horrible, but still too much for a side table.


And finally, I really like this one. Unfortunately, it’s just a little too bulky, and it reminds me of the barrel table I purchased recently. Not this time, little buddy.


Luckily, Autumn from Design Dump was looking out for me today. She posted about this little twig table for only $49.99!!! Awww yeah! I can handle that price.

While it may not be my first choice, you have to find a balance between what you love and what you want to pay. I need just a little table to fill a little space, and it needs to put a little dent in my wallet. S.O.L.D.


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Bailey C February 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Lol, in my google reader there is an ad in your post above your wording that is for one of those staircase chair elevator type things for people who can’t walk up the stairs. I thought that was your impulse buy :)

Chris February 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Believe me, Bailey. There are days when I wouldn’t mind having one of them! :)

Stephanie@cre8tive February 8, 2012 at 12:35 am

I love them all! But the price on the last one is so affordable. One Kings Lane had World Away tables on their site yesterday, you might want to check that out too. But not as good as Autum

Erica February 8, 2012 at 7:53 am

I love that you posted this. I have been looking for end tables just like all of those. Of course my favorite is the $600 piece lol. But I do enjoy the $50 table!

laxsupermom February 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

I think I like the faux bamboo $259 one best, but the $50 has that same glitzed up back to nature element for a much more affordable price. Looking forward to seeing it in place.

Bossy Betty February 8, 2012 at 10:03 am

I always find the right table/chair/etc once I stop looking for it!

Nicole February 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

I found a great little campaign accent table for about $79 I believe, and it makes me happy every time I look at it because a) it’s exactly what I wanted and b) I scored it at a great price, so double bonus!

You will feel the exact same way with this little jewel, it’s gorgeous!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} February 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Sold and sold. That is fantastic. Good call. Might have to scoop one up for over here.

andrea February 8, 2012 at 4:44 pm

LOVE IT! and the price!

Julie @ PushingTwigs February 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Wow…that is really cute – and so close to the more pricey versions…but I think every girl is allowed a couple of higher-end pieces…nice find.

Dianna Noeth February 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Love choice…but if you like the accordian look, Ballards has almost the exact table in Antique Brass or Antique Black for $149..You may have already checked it out but in case you hadn’t. Either way I am sure your space will be gorgeous!

Katrina February 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm


I found this one at Cost Plus World Market. You could spray paint it with Valspar Metalic Gold (My Fav) and with kids…the top is better then glass. I know with your crafty eye you could make it look lovely! Its 99.00 .


Becca February 9, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I love the twig table! I think it’s the cutest one! Good work; and sweet deal!

Barbara Grooms February 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Hey, if you cleaned out your living room of accessories come over and help me sell mine too. HeHeHe…I almost flipped my wig at the $745 and $600 price tag. Those little tables! how dare they charge that much. Remember the side table I bought for pop at Pier One? That was really nice at $179. It had the mosaic tops. Love all your choices, and I know you’ll buy one for a great price. Let me know what you get. I need your advise on new living room furniture. Love Mom

Dream Mom February 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Megan on Honey We’re Home blog just posted a link to some side tables similar to this sometime in the last month or so. Very cute tables and reasonable prices. I think it was the post on furniture for her office. Hope this helps. I am sure you’ll find something that looks great. You always do:)

Dream Mom February 13, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Here’s the link with those options I mentioned. I thought the tables were cute.

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