If you're getting sick of me going on and on about decorating Little Dude's nursery, then you might like me again after this post. :)
We've been in our house for about six years now, and since the day we moved in I wanted a deck in the backyard so very badly. It was a huge project for Alex but he was able to get most of it completed by the end of last summer. (We still have finishing details to add such as stairs and skirting.)
If you're new around here you can check out the two previous posts I wrote about the deck here:
We chose a two-level design to create two distinct areas: one for eating and one for lounging.
|(This picture was taken last summer.)|
|(This picture was also taken last summer.)|
The tricky part has been finding outdoor furniture to actually use for each space. So far we've been using those plastic muskoka chairs that you can get at the hardware store for about $10 apiece.
My inspiration pictures were these ones from Pottery Barn. Soooo nice but we all know...... soooooo expensive.
|Image: Pottery Barn|
|Image: Pottery Barn|
I knew I wanted a similar look but didn't want giant, deep cushions. I wanted people to be able to sit on the furniture without cushions if they had to. I also didn't want a zillion cushions to worry about storing every time it rains or is windy, etc. We live way up North, remember?
They have lots of mega-expensive sets at a few places around town like Sears and Home Depot. But with everything else going on, we just don't have the money to spend $1000-$2000 on outdoor furniture that we can only use for four or five months out of the year.
Lowes has a new set this year called the Severson collection. It's an outdoor wicker set of two lounge chairs, a loveseat, and a coffee table for $298. And it's CUTE! And it's well-made. And you can sit on the chairs without a cushion! And they're the right colour!
And...... they're in my backyard this very second!!!
We bit the bullet and brought the set home last night. They're still packaged up because I wanted to make sure that I really liked them before we decided to keep them.
Here they are:
|We got four of these chairs.|
|We got one loveseat.|
|And also the matching coffee table. "ALEX!!!! You have something to put together!!!!!!"|
They did have thin little cushions at Lowes that were sold seperately but I want to see if they have any cute ones at Homesense first.
I'm so excited that we'll actually have some "grown-up" furniture outside on our deck this year. Yeah! Now you can come over and read magazines / eat sunflower seeds / sip fruity drinks in the sunshine with me. Ooops, I almost posted my address on the internet. I'd better not though, I don't want anyone sneaking in the backyard to steal my new chairs! Hee hee.