Patio Furniture

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The backyard chronicles continue -
We last left off in late June; we’d just had a new concrete patio poured. With the additional space, we finally had room for an outdoor dining set. And so the hunt for patio furniture began…

After comparing sets and measuring our space, I decided I wanted a rectangular dining table with room for 6 chairs. And after an incident with Ringo and our current bistro set, it would have to be mostly metal. I also wanted the option to add an umbrella since the table wouldn’t be under the patio cover.
I quickly realized that patio furniture is really expensive, even a cheap Wal-Mart set was going to be at least $400. Obviously I wasn’t going to pay that, so I started searching Craigslist multiple times a day. Stores also started putting their patio furniture on clearance, so I searched online and in-store too.
2 months later – I saw this picture on Craigslist:

Obviously that set is nothing like what I was looking for, but they lived close by and only wanted $80, so I clicked on the listing…
And there it was - the second picture in the listing:

$80 for the first set, $100 for the dining set, or $150 for both sets…
I bought both sets =)

Here’s my new outdoor dining set (cushions trashed and freshly hosed off):
(umbrella not pictured)
And here’s my new conversation set:

It’s pictured on the patio, but I think it’ll end up in the pool area. We could use more seating in there.
Oh, and ignore all of the weeds in the pictures – we’ve gotten a lot of rain the past few weeks and they are running rampant throughout the yard. This Friday is going to be yard work day, so most of that should be cleaned up.

I’m so happy to finally have some patio furniture…and just in time for the holiday weekend (not that we have anything planned). I still need to replace the cushions, but at least it’s a start. We still have TONS of work to do in the backyard, but it’s coming around slowly. You’ll probably see more backyard projects once the weather starts cooling down in a couple months. I can’t wait!

And if you are wondering what the Ringo incident was– here’s a picture of my bistro-set chairs:

Sigh…

14 comments:

  1. What a great deal! So glad you were able to find some for your space. Megan

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  2. Dear Ringo.

    Stop with the furniture eating. It's not normal and Sam wants somewhere to put her hinny and have a margarita. I mean. An iced tea beverage.

    Sincerely,
    Meaghan.

    PS
    I think that was a BOMB deal on the furniture. Pillows were nasty but you have a sewing machine! And it gives you an excuse to get pillows! I think you need pillows! Well. Unless Ringo decides to eat said pillows. :((

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  3. Aren't the weeds unbelievable?! After months of careful daily watering just to keep my plants hanging onto dear life, it drives me crazy that the weeds pop up after a little bit of water hits them.

    The furniture is amazing at any price...and for what you paid, it's even better!

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  4. Great start. After this weekend, you will be able to snatch up some great deals on cushions. Is your dog ok after eating furniture?

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  5. YAY! What a deal :) Maybe it's okay to go without cushions for a while...would Ringo enjoy those for dinner as well?!

    This really looks great!! Nice find :)

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  6. Score!! Big time! I think that outdoor fabrics go on sale this time of year, too, so you can find an awesome little something something to cover all of that new furniture. I love the look of them and am so impressed that you could see past those seller pictures!

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  7. Great choices! A little polishing and painting for those and they will come out good as new!

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  8. I’m glad that your quest in finding the right patio furniture was successful. :-) And you made such an awesome choice. The sofa sets look amazing. I think you can have some tea party or a barbeque shindig on your backyard, or you can simply enjoy some relaxing time with your family on your patio.

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  9. By adding the right furniture, you will definitely enhance the look of your patio. Putting a table set is a great idea to fill up the space. Likewise, it will make the area cozy and inviting. Well, your bistro set had gone bad. It’s a good thing that you’ve found a wonderful replacement for it.

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  10. A patio furniture could be quite costly I often search in flea markets or garage sales where in I can find great deal.

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  11. I love the way how you manage things slow and step by step, I am wondering if what type of cushion are you going to use.

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  12. Cool, Really nice. I am impressed the way you have managed all your furniture. Nice pictures too.
    Thanks for sharing.
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