Sunday, July 13, 2008

Slightly Excited...

For the last few months I have been looking high and low for new patio furniture. Well, I shouldn't say "new," because there isn't any "old" that we are replacing... we have just needed patio furniture in general. Well, it turns out that stuff is freakin expensive! Oh, and if you would like cushions too? Forget about it.

Finally I had it narrowed down to some really cute Better Homes and Garden's stuff that I found at the Walmart of all places. And fyi, I always call it "the Walmart" not just "Walmart." Jerad says its the redneck in me trying to get out.

Anyways, the plan was to get the stuff after the new fence was finished and the dog area done and have a beautimous back yard by my b-day. Well we were at (the) Walmart narrowing down for sure what I wanted and making sure the stuff I picked out online was actually comfortable and durable, and didn't look cheap and Jerad liked it too.

When we got there everything was marked off more than 50% of the price that I had already decided we could afford. So... I got way more stuff than I was planning on. We decided to just get it now and then not put it together later in case they ran out or weren't going to carry it anymore since the prices were being "Rolled Back" so drastically.

This is what we ended up with:

Table with glass top, 4 chairs and cushions... $197 instead of $498

Umbrella, $80 instead of $168 (fits through table)
We also got the stand on sale, I don't remember for how much... the umbrella tilts too.

Conversation set with cushions and glass top, $247 instead of $400

We also got a swing similar to this, but with different cushions. The top cushion is one piece (I think) and doesn't dip down like this one. It isn't from the same collection as the table and chairs and conversation set, but it still matches fine.

What I love most is the 2 little drink tables, cause that's just important.

I can not WAIT until I get the back deck stained, the lawn patched, new fence built and then we can set up everything and P-A-R-T-Y. Yessssssssss.

There are a few more pieces I want to get later if they still have them:

I like this one because I could use is to set appetizers or something like that on, and obviously wine and glasses. When we weren't entertaining, perfect for potted plants on the other shelves!

Pretty much the same idea with this, or people could also eat at it...

Besides using it as a bar, I could stack things on the shelves and not have to make a million trips into the house during a party...

I really love this and it isn't even $50...

There is absolutely no reason I need this screen except that it matches and I like it. And if I got the bar, It would look really cute against the fence behind the bar.

Well, there is my new patio plans. We went from years and years or no patio furniture to ALOT really fast. Thanks garage sale and new friday daycare job! I am so excited though, the weather is so nice where we live, there are only a few months out of the year where we can't eat outside and its hard to entertain in our house cause its from the era of breakfast nooks and no dining rooms... so we have to either set up extra tables in the middle of the kitchen, or eat in the living room. This will be sooo much better.


Beth McDermott said...

MOSTLY thrilled for you, only a TINY bit jealous... ha... but i know i wont be complaining when im shoveling my face full of party food when all your blood, sweat, and tears pay off.

Your Pal Pinki said...

I love all of that outdoor furniture. So perfect! Enjoy!!!

.heidi.noelle. said...

When I buy a place of my own (sometime within the next 30 years!!) can you come and help me decorate??? I LOVE your taste!!