Monday, August 1, 2016

New Patio Furniture

Since we are thinking about maybe selling our home, I have been looking at how it would show to others.  Our backyard pool is fabulous, but the construction there all spring left it's toll.  There are lots of plants that need to be replaced, the garden needs to be finished, side yard cleaned and side fence and gate to put up.  Lots of work, and way too hot to do most of it.  We need to spruce up the patio too.

 We are enjoying the little pool in this heat and love to get out and sit at the table and relax with a nice glass of wine in the evenings.  Just one problem.  Our poor table and chairs are 15 years old and finally bit the dust.  The arms on the chairs gave way this past year and have become so bad they are really an eye sore.

This is the set we've had for years and have loved so much.  Time for a change.

This is the rotted plastic weave that finally bit the dust.  Those little strips have really sharp edges and hurt besides looking so bad. 

We decided to go with lounge type seating instead of a table this time.  It makes the patio more accessible and makes it look bigger.  Both important if we want to sell this place.  Yes, I need a larger rug, I had this one, so it is there for now. 

We found this set on sale for $160 - 2 loveseats and 3 end tables.  We are using one end table as a coffee table.  I have ordered cushions, but for now the old ones off of the old chairs work.  (Yes, I have a pallet of concrete on the patio.  We need it for the post holes and fencing for the side yard.)

Since we aren't sure what will work in a new home, we didn't want to spend a lot of money, so this works out fine for now.  The set came from At Home and the cushions I ordered from Walmart.  I can't wait to get those and try to dress this place up just a bit.

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  1. Good for you for getting so much use out of your old set.
    We have a lounge area, but we tend to use the table a lot. Maybe it's because every time we have friends over, we're eating!
    Yours looks lovely.

  2. Fifteen yrs for patio furniture is remarkable! From a buyers perspective I think this area is perfect. The way you have used the shade cloth is great. And it's not over crowded which is important when showing your home. There is another downsizing couple just waiting for your home to come on the market.

  3. Oh, wow! I can't believe you're thinking of putting your house on the market!!! Do you have plans for where you will be going?
    The new furniture looks great. What a deal!
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

  4. I did not know that you were planning on moving, but I have been away from blogging for awhile. I love the new set. Will look forward to seeing your new place when you move.

  5. Very versatile set of patio furniture, Marty! Where are you thinking of moving?

    1. We are thinking of moving back to our old neighborhood and closer to family. We are about an hour and a half drive away from our daughter and almost 2 hours from our son, so closer to kids and grands. Plus we really love the old neighborhood and area, it is very central to everything.

  6. Go for it Marty if you want to be close to family! With all the new updates you have done your beautiful home will sell fast for you!!

  7. Marty, your home should sell quickly, with all your updates! Sounds like exciting things are happening! Pam @ Everyday Living

  8. Marty,
    I love the new timeless Classic patio furniture, dear friend!
    One project seems to beget yet another project, doesn't it?
    I didn't realize you were preparing to move,
    but I understand being closer to your family!
    "Mr. Ed" and I did the same thing nearly 15 years ago.
    It has been our best decision e v e r!
    Best wishes as you prepare for the move!

  9. That looks great! What a great price. I wouldn't spend money on a new larger rug especially if you are going to sell. The one you have is plenty fine. Your home should be an easy sell! Hard part can be finding what you want and getting it before another person does!

  10. Great choice. It will be nice for you to be closer to family


  11. Amazing patio furniture sets. Black set is gorgeous. Perfect pieces for outdoor space. Lovely pictures.

  12. It looks fabulous, Marty and if you decide to move, I can't imagine that it would take you more than a day to sell your pretty home.

  13. I can't help but be a little sad that you're moving...Isn't that silly? I'm not even a neighbor or a close friend but I feel like I am. I know I don't always post but I always follow you and have loved seeing things transform in your home under your talented eye. This patio set is amazing for $160! Your new home will be just as beautiful, I'm sure, and receive just as much Marty 'chic on a budget' tlc. How soon do you plan on moving? Will you stay in Arizona? Colorado Springs is so beautiful and much cooler...just sayin' :-)

  14. Hi Marty! Oh, your new patio furniture looks beautiful! You're moving? Well, for sure I'm sure your home will sell fast as it is just so pretty! I do with you much success in finding what you want. Are you moving out of town? None of my business. :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. I had no idea all your recent updates were to try to sell your home - either way, they are lovely! I'm sure your wine will be even more enjoyable now!

    1. We didn't do any of the updates to sell, we did them for us, but lately we have started thinking about maybe moving closer to family. Just thinking at this point, we don't have the house for sale.

  16. I really like your new patio set, Marty. It looks like such a comfy spot to sit and enjoy being outside!

  17. Nice shopping! Your new set will look great in it's next home, too.

  18. Looks really nice! :) I love the new set.

  19. Hola, Marty..desde que sigo tu Blog me fascina como es tu casa y su decoración...Si pudiera comprarla lo haría,,,es hermosa...pero estoy en Costa Rica..El patio con la piscina me encianta..La verdad también creo que es bueno estar cerca de los hijos y sus nietos...