Most homes have an outdoor space not getting used to its full potential.
Maybe it's that postage stamp sized patio. Or it's the dangling balcony. That small front porch. A tiny deck jutting off the kitchen. The little patio off the pool.
Guess what these spaces demand?
A 3-piece bistro set. This is how we relax and unwind, folks! Savor that coffee. Sip that tea. Devour a butter croissant drizzled with chocolate. Maybe two.
So we are thrilled that Exaco Trading wants to invigorate your small space today by giving one lucky reader their very own 3-piece bistro set.
Let's watch life drift by together.
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The delight of small spaces...
Small spaces are cozy. Inviting. Warm.
Where do you want to read the paper and nurse your morning tea? Enjoy your fresh squeezed orange juice? On the front porch. In a bistro set of course.
High-fives all around if Tom brings out breakfast. (Extra credit for crispy bacon with scrambled eggs.)
It just set the tone for the day. And there are only two seats. No kids allowed!
So they can eat their Pop Tarts in the kitchen and give us 15 minutes of peace.
And parents need peace. Deserve some tranquility. Because kids push your buttons.
You need some "kid free" zones.
With your 3-piece bistro set...you have arrived. You have "your space."
You take the set out of the box and wham. It's ready to go.
You should have seen Tom's face when he realized this fact. No assembly. He lit up like the 4th of July.
Not that I blame him! To be fair, I assign most of the assembly of products for the blog on Tom. Then I watch from the sidelines.
If the going "gets tough" I leave the room.
Not this time. The second Tom came home, he took the bistro set out of the box and set it up in our living room.
Bistro table and chairs product specs....
- Two chairs, one table
- Chairs have spring-loaded lock to prevent finger pinching during set up or breakdown
- Safety lock also prevents chair from folding up unintentionally when moving or sitting
- Made from high quality solid oiled acacia hardwood
- Chairs are rated for 330 lbs and table for 165 lbs
- All rounded edges
- Chairs have rounded backs for more comfort
- Natural oil stain
- 2 year warranty
- Made in Vietnam
- Total Weight: 28 lbs
- TUV, GS and LGA safety tested
- Table: 23" x 23" x 29"
- Chairs: 21.5" x 15" x 32"
Other chair and table sets.....dare to compare!
You can buy them at almost any big-box store. Most are still pretty nice.
But there were three things in particular that I liked about the Exaco 3-piece bistro version:
1.) The chairs lean back at the ideal angle. This curvature equals comfort making pillows unnecessary. Still, you might want to throw a few pillows on for looks.
2.) The acacia wood is incredibly soft to the touch. Silly me, I was stroking the velvety smooth wood.
3.) The pieces are super easy to fold and unfold. Don't underestimate the ability to quickly fold and unfold this set.
Big rain storm coming? High winds?
It only takes a minute to put this set away. With small spaces, making furniture compact also saves tons of space.
The hype about acacia wood...
Acacia wood. Much acacia wood is cultivated in India where they've been using it for hundreds of years to build houses and furniture.
But it's Australia that boasts the most variety with over 1000 growing varieties!
Acacia wood is hard and durable. It's also considered to be one of the fastest growing trees in the world making it a sustainable source.
Acacia is quality wood that can last up to 40 years!
The low moisture content of acacia wood makes it less likely to shrink and warp. You'll get many years of usage out of this furniture set.
But it's the "look" of the wood that gets our heart pounding. The striking contrast of the grain patterns on the table and chairs is pure eye candy.
Zebra-like in appearance, the beautiful grain patterns range from a golden honey to rich, dark chocolate hues.
Acacia wood fast fact....
Can I level with you?
But in a pinch, have I used in inside to seat extra guests?
Sometimes, you require additional seating and must improvise. That's where this 3-piece set has come in particularly handy.
Extra seating outdoors, too, when we all want to eat dinner under a tree.
Actually, the bistro set is currently set up inside my home and has become my daughter's favorite spot to do her homework.
It's so lightweight and portable making this feat possible.
The table is 23 inches by 23 inches which is big enough for two dinner plates, your drinks and dessert. Big but not too big if you know what I mean.
It's spot-on ideal for a teapot and two cups of tea.
A cozy table. A table for two! A table for you!