I think it's finally feeling like spring around here and that means spending more time outside. I'm slowing starting to spruce up our patio and make it look fun and inviting. A couple of years ago I found a great deal on some patio furniture that I absolutely love. It's been one of the best investments we've made. We were lucky enough to score this set of 6 chairs and a table on craigslist for only $900. Considering the cheapest chairs I could find were $150, that price is a steal. And since it's made out of poly wood, it still looks new and that's really saying something since our patio is very exposed to the elements such as the wind and sun. Add in the fact that we don't do anything to maintain it and hardly ever clean it unless there's been a spill and that makes it ...
the best patio furniture ever!
Our backyard is on the south side of our house so it gets all the sun all day long. Anything out there gets faded. The yard and surrounding areas next to it are flat and it can get pretty windy. So whatever is out there has to be pretty sturdy or it will fly off the patio and into our neighbor's yard. Case in point, last month we had some strong winds and they blew our playhouse into our flower beds. This is actually our 2nd playhouse. Years ago, wind blew our playhouse to pieces. It came apart and we never did find one of the roof pieces so we had to get rid of the entire thing. Luckily our latest playhouse has yet to meet it's windy demise.
This is not our first patio set. We had a smaller one with four chairs and that would blow away in strong winds too. I'd have to stack the chairs and line it all along the side of the house to prevent it from blowing into our neighbors yard. This set here is not going anywhere. I love that I don't have to worry about it moving much less getting blown away during strong winds. But what I really love is that it's maintenance free. I'm busy with four kids, I don't have time to be sanding and painting picnic tables when they get weathered. This poly wood is great. I don't have to worry about paint chips, splintered wood or fading colors.
Here are some more shots of my patio furniture. Seriously, if you are in the market for a new patio set, I can't recommend this type highly enough. It's more money than the wood kind, but the fact that it's maintenance free and will last a lifetime makes up for it.
I mentioned that we found ours on craigslist which was a rare find. However if you are local and looking for a good deal on poly wood furniture, this is the cheapest place I know of:
No, I'm not being compensated in any way for this post, just sharing what I love and a good deal.
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