Our Mill Mini Console Table has arrived from CB2 a couple of days ago. It took us a couple of months to find a space-saving console table that met all of our criteria and I thought it will be fun to share our journey. I will share all the console tables we looked at and also a shopping list for Structube in order to complete the look!

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Mill Mini Console Table from CB2 / White Ceramic Vase from Structube (no longer available, similar one here) / Tealight Holder from CB2 / Metalic Photo Frame (similar one here)


Where Are We Putting the Console Table?

We moved into this condo last year and have been very slowly furnishing the place. Since we kept very few furniture from our previous home, we had to buy most things new. We picked up our furnishing pace when our travel plans were cancelled due to the pandemic and the newest area to tackle was the space pictured above.

Our entry door and the den are on the right of the picture. On the left, what you see is our guest bedroom + bathroom. The kitchen island is right in front of the blank wall.

What Were The Criteria for the Console Table?

The wall is about 80″ wide and the space between the island and the wall is about 40″. We were looking for a console table that meets all of the following criteria:

– not too deep (8″ to 12″) so it doesn’t take up too much-walking space
– not too wide as we were hoping to hang a mirror on top of it without covering the light switch
– not too expensive (our budget was under $500 including taxes + delivery)
– feels and looks durable (it is all too tempting to cheap out on it and regrets how cheap it looks)
– ships without a long wait time (so we had to look locally as the shipping time for cross-border has been delayed)

Related: Furniture Haul 2020 Part 1 – IKEA, Article, Structube & More

Which Console Tables Did We Look At?

ETTA Marble Console Table, Structube, $299 CAD

ETTA - Marble Console Table 120cm - Brass

Why Did We Like This Console Table?

– within our budget with taxes and shipping
– white marble top looks elegant
– the cross-legged design
– supporting a Canadian business

Why Did We Not Buy This Console Table?

– it was too deep 16″

BJORN Console Table, Structube, $129 CAD

BJORN - Console Table - Walnut

Why Did We Like This Console Table?

– very affordable
– love the black + dark wood theme
– supporting a Canadian business

Why Did We Not Buy This Console Table?

– it was too deep 15.5″

SCOTIA Sofa Table, Accents @ Home, $499.99 CAD

SCOTIA Sofa Table Accents @ Home

Why Did We Like This Console Table?

– white marble top
– the design of the legs

Why Did We Not Buy This Console Table?

– over our budget
– it was too deep 16″

2 Tone Grey and White Marble Console, CB2, $899 CAD

2 Tone Grey and White Marble Console

Why Did We Like This Console Table?

– perfect depth 12″
– love the extra grey marble level for more storage

Why Did We Not Buy This Console Table?

– way over our budget
– a little too wide 54″

Why Did We Decide On The Mill Mini Console Table From CB2?

We went with the Mill Mini at the end because it is the perfect price ($199USD/$299 CAD), width (38″) and depth (8″). It was also in stock and the delivery took just over a week. We have not shopped at CB2 before but have been to its retail stores and were impressed with their quality. This table is made in India and very easy to clean. It arrived in perfect condition with no assembly required.

Next Step: My Structube Shopping List

The console table looks bare right now but our plan is to purchase the following from Structube (affordable and modern furniture) to go with it:

– a mirror of the same width (or slightly narrower) to hang above it

REFLECT - Mirror 90 cm x 120 cm
REFLECT Mirror

– few decorative items such as a candle or two (tea light candle holder shown in picture), a picture frame and maybe a marble tray

TYRIA - Cement Tealight Holder 8cm - Concrete
Tyria Tealight Holder
TREH - steel tray 23cm - Gold
Treh Steel Tray

– a potted artificial plant on the floor right next to the console table

MYR - Planter with Stand 31cm - White
MYR Planter
FICUS LEAF - Artificial Potted Plant 120cm - Green
FICUS LEAF Artificial Potted Plant

Conclusion

As I have mentioned in my Money Diary mid-month check-in, there is no budget left in July for home shopping (splurging on a pair of Jimmy Choo right after finding out didn’t help…). Luckily, my Structube shopping list totals just under $300 with taxes so I can easily allocate budget for it in August.

Overall, I am impressed with how the Mill Mini Console Table turned out. It feels and looks durable making it the perfect centrepiece for our small space.

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