So for absolutely ages we’ve had either 1.no patio furniture or 2. ghetto patio furniture from Walmart. Last year when our backyard got all fixed up, we bought a new patio set from IKEA…which you can see here:
And we did use that furniture a lot, to eat at. But it turned out to be the kind of thing that was great for sitting at while eating dinner and not so great for lounging on and reading a book. Our house is tiny and our summers are hot and I want to spend as much time lying around my backyard as I possibly can. So I decided that I not only needed backyard DINING furniture, but I also needed backyard LOUNGING furniture.
So this spring Mr. E and I spent a surprisingly cantankerous weekend plopping our kiesters down on every set of outdoor lounge furniture available for purchase in the tri state area. Because I don’t wish to pay more for lounging furniture than I would for a used car, I selected this set of faux wickeresque stuff from OSH and now I am just waiting for it to go on sale so I can start some quality lounging and gin and tonic drinking.
But THEN! This set of chairs showed up on Craigslist. Someone is selling four of these for a measly 20 dollars (for all four) right around the corner from my house. They are currently green powder coated metal, btw.
And I’m just wondering…with some (black? oil rubbed bronze?) spray paint and some red cushions? Maybe? Yes? Or no? I could add a cheap little coffee table and then I could STILL buy some loungers to throw somewhere else in the backyard. I am conflicted about this, though, because maybe these chairs are terrible no matter what and I should just leave well enough alone and continue waiting for OSH to make some markdowns.
Please do advise, internet.
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