Here’s How a Pair of $50 Vintage Bistro Chairs Became the MVPs of My Tiny Apartment
When I first moved into my teensy 350-square-foot Brooklyn studio, my mother gifted me a pair of wooden bistro chairs (similar to this style) that she’d found at a thrift shop in suburban Connecticut. Their total purchase price? $50. These chairs, with their woodsy green coat of paint on the frames and a dark wood finish on the seat, fit my planned apartment color scheme pretty well. I figured that, if nothing else, I could use them as placeholders for other furniture items while I shopped around. After six years with my bistro chairs though, I found that these “placeholders” became indispensable elements of my apartment, both from an aesthetic POV and from a practical position.