It really stinks when you find a Craigslist Patio Furniture set that you totally love, but the owner has to leave town for the weekend. After being patient all weekend, I met my sister in Dallas for lunch then planned on checking out my fun find with her. During lunch I got a text from the craigslist owner — he was tied up and would need to meet a little later. (Sometimes craigslist really stresses me out). Enter backup plan, my sister that lives near me offered to pick up my kids. My sister that met me for lunch left to pick up her kids. And I was alone to check out my find on my own. Below is the picture I put out on instagram so detectives would be able to place where I disappeared, the lobby of a gorgeous high rise condo building (the valet was watching a Maserati, Ferrari, several Range Rovers…).
Thankfully I wasn’t alone for long! Stud drove out to meet me (his breakfast and lunch meetings had just wrapped up). Sweet guy was totally confused by my urgency for patio furniture — driving on ice, in freezing rain for outdoor furniture and spending money on outdoor furniture when I’ve had a one track mind about saving for my kitchen — didn’t make sense, but he went with it. I’m pretty sure when he’s out watching the game chilling on the furniture it will all come together for him!
Above looks like the set, but it’s not the actual set. It was FREEZING COLD and the patio was crazy small (reason he’s getting rid of this set — too large for the space) so I couldn’t get a pic. I love the pillows in the above pic — I might pick up a couple IKEA pillows and do a little stenciling. These are a few arrangements I am considering for our back patio. I totally can’t wait to arrange and rearrange!!!
The timing couldn’t be better — Moni and Pa are coming to visit this weekend! They’re going to let us borrow their truck to pick up the new to us set. I’m pretty sure we’re grilling out this weekend and watching the olympics on the outdoor tube. Until then I will be looking out my window dreaming of warm temps, the sun shining, and a real fun patio set!!!
UPDATE: While looking for pics of the set I’m getting — I saw this one. Which do you prefer!?! I have until Friday to finalize my decision.
I will be re-using lots of last years Summer Fun Ideas as soon as it warms up!!!