If you’ve been following my little blog you’ll remember that we are slowly renovating our Victorian home where we’ve lived for nearly two years. It’s a labour of love as in amongst the nice bits we keep finding bits that literally soak up our money. Next stop is the roof and Mr Bbed recently informed me that our savings for our next trip away will have to be utilised for this. I’m very sad about this. However, I cheered myself up this weekend with the purchase of some trendy copper wire tables from Aldi.
Don’t you just love those ‘finds’ where you weren’t intentionally seeking out something?
I was ambling around Aldi when they caught my eye. Two tables and two wire baskets. Like you do, I thought … ‘they look nice’.
I’ve had some side tables on my mind since our new sofa arrived in June. I wanted to bring out our Habitat brass table lamp bases again. They were one of our first purchases when we set up home together nearly 30 years ago and still going strong. They get a yearly Brasso treat and always look fabulous. One day recently when I visited my mother in law she brought out some old but new, House of Fraser, teal lampshades and said she thought these would look good against the new sofa. They were from what I call her ‘loft stash’! It’s almost as good as going to the shops!
She was right but I needed some new tables.
I still have the sofa tables we used in our previous home but we’ve found we are renewing everything as we grow into our forever home. My old tables were from Marks & Spencer and I won’t part with them so they’ve become my ‘loft stash’ Clearly, it’s a thing 😉
So back to Aldi. I’m rubbish with measurements so I took a photo on my phone ready to show to Mr Bbed back at home. He showed me their heights with his tape measure. I was happy that they would work height wise.
And then guess what? On Sunday morning when he went out for the newspapers I said …
” You wouldn’t mind calling to Aldi for those tables would you while you are out?”
How easy was that? I thought I can always take them back if they are crappy. Thinking they would be for 50 quid.
…. and the rest as they say is history.
This is the larger table above which is 50cms high.
Below is the smaller of the two at 40cms high. I’ve put my little plant, ‘Groot’ in the smallest of the storage baskets.
I thought the mdf table top was where you would notice their ‘budgetness’ but again I was wrong. It’s not bad at all.
The larger of the two storage baskets I’ve used in the tv room for magazines. Perfect.
I did a bit of search and it seems like Lidl also had a similar set of tables for sale earlier in the year. They were compared to a Danish brand that were priced at £200 more than the supermarket version.
So all in all I’m very happy with how this week’s supermarket trip turned out.
Next up I’m thinking of tiles and carpets. I can’t get them from Aldi can I?