I put it in writing that I’m giving myself a tight deadline to finish this patio makeover, so I couldn’t go back on my word. I wish I could put it off because my real concerns now are the One Room Challenge and client work, BUT here I am again updating you on the patio plan.
I currently have 44 items favorited from At Home. I’ve gone back and forth 25 times about which pieces I want. I’m having the hardest time deciding which pieces they are, but the good thing is that patio furniture isn’t like buying new living room furniture. It’s not THAT intense. I just want something I love and that we will use often. I’m trying to keep it around $500, which is reasonable for furnishing an entire patio. My initial thought is to do an outdoor dining table/chairs and then a separate seating area where I photographed the strawberry ice cubes + prosecco last week. It’s a pretty small area, but I think dividing up seating areas will make the most of the space.
I’ve been set on this Eucalypt dining table since the first time I saw it online, but it’s half of my budget. I then decided I should go with something a bit less expensive like this wrought iron table. Well, I ended up back at the original dining table as I was able to justify spending half of the budget on a nice table that will be used often. Here it is pictured on the HGTV site in a cute patio setup.
After I decided online what I wanted, I checked in store to see the selection. The online site showed me what was in stock and where (which was really convenient), but I really was impressed with the in store selection. So many stores are notorious for keeping low stock in store, which really isn’t great for my impulse buying problem. I like to see what I’m buying and that makes me feel completely confident making the purchase. Seeing the pieces in person just confirmed that it’s what I really wanted.
I’m being realistic about how I want this thing to turn out. I mentioned our yard and overall landscaping style is natural and overgrown (and requested to stay that way by the owner of the home), so I’m keeping that vibe through the patio. I want it to feel quaint and cozy. Small…yes, I want it to feel small, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Really, I want it to feel real.
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