If you recall, here is what we were working with previously:
Same amount of seating, but no ability to eat outdoors, plus the chairs took up tons of the precious little space that there was. It was awkward, but we lived with it for lack of finding anything better. Those chairs were a $20 special from Home Depot a couple years ago, and I think the little tables were $10 so no major funds spent. Plus, they aren't going to be wasted... we have a patio right underneath the deck, so we'll just relocate them down there!
So fiiiiiiinally, I happened to be in The Bay (just passing through, I swear) and noticed that they were clearing out their patio furniture. I saw a few that I thought might work:
Option 1 (came with an umbrella that we don't need and the chairs didn't seem as nice as some others):
Option 2 (probably would have been too big, there were actually 2 chairs and definitely not really in our budget):
Ultimately, we went with option 3... Here it is all set up!
I already had the pillows and they are obviously too big for the chairs, but they'll do for adding a little colour for now. By the way, check out the "previous" pictures compared to these ones - can you believe how much those hostas have grown?? Clearly they are enjoying our less than ideal weather! Sigh.
The bonus behind this? It was regularly priced $700 (ouch), marked down 50% plus an extra 15% off... Aaaaand we had about $225 in gift cards from our wedding. So it ended up costing us $114. Awesome... staaaaaaart the caaaaarrrr!!!
We got right to our first outdoor dinner and it was so nice. Nice enough that I couldn't believe we had waited so long. The timing was right tonight! I'm looking forward to summer dinners and cocktails over the next couple months!
Soooooo thrilled!! Have you found any bargains lately? Or improved your patio/deck situation somehow? I am thrilled with our results!