March 28, 2010

New Outdoor Furniture and A Challenge

I was able to find an wooden outdoor set for $20 on Craigslist. It was going to need some TLC, but I knew I could do it. I started on it yesterday. It is about 2/3 of the way stained. I still have to work on the cushions. We bought a umbrella from Garden Ridge for $10.00.
My goal is to dress up an area at the back of our driveway. We live in a very strange duplex. We have a huge yard in front, a tiny porch that basically allow two people to stand on it, so no room for furniture there. We have a tiny yard on the side, no room there. We also share the driveway with our neighbors and then it splits off into two parking areas. SO - the only space we really have without having to sit the furniture in the middle of the front yard and with lots of traffic and children is back in our parking lot area.

SO - with the husband starting school this summer and me completing school in August, we don't have a TON of money to make an amazing outdoor area. I feel a challenge coming on!!! I am going to make us an awesome place to hang out this spring and summer all for $125 or less. Let's see if I can do it!!

Here are some photos of the old table set, some of the new stained set, my cushion material and the picture of the old cushions. This challenge is going to be a blast!

The Old Table

One of the Old Chairs

Two-Thirds of the Way Complete

The Old Cushions - Nice condition, but not my style

The New Material for the Cushions

Here is the cost of our project so far:

Table Set: $20.00

Umbrella: $10.00

Material for Cushions: $12.00

Stain: $5.00

That leaves me $78.00 to finish the area. Piece of cake!!


  1. This looks great. I am proud of your creativity!

  2. That is going to look amazing! I love the new cushion material...I am a sucker for stripes:) Good luck with your project!

  3. I recently redid our bistro chairs too...that time of year! I can't wait to see the finished product!


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