Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Back Porch-Bones~

We recently sold our old patio furniture (white all weather wicker).  We'd had it for many years and were simply looking for a change.  We also wanted pieces that would be a bit more functional.

We picked up our dining table, chairs and bench at Ikea.  They are part of the Falster Series.  We purchased ours while it was an Ikea Family and Friends special, and got a great deal.

We hunted high and low for a sofa/loveseat/chair set.  Patio furniture is so expensive!  I refused to pay more for my outdoor sofa than my indoor one.  I adore my hometown girl Amanda, Dixie Delights, and if you have not seen her back porch I encourage you to click on over!!  She was kind enough to point me to Target to look for a sofa and chairs.  SCORE!  We found the perfect loveseat (fit the space better) and matching club chairs.  And we were able to get them for a great price during their Memorial Day sale.  They are part of the Belvedere Collection.

My hubby had his eye on a Mosaic Tile Topped table at West Elm (a bit pricey), but when we actually saw it and the quality of piece in person, we passed on it.  We opted for a $49 table from Ikea, the VITTSJO coffee table.



The bones are in place, and now on to the fun part...ACCESSORIZING.  We also have plans to build a console table/bar.  Hubby really wants to make it out of teak with a zinc top...we shall see.

18 comments:

Katie Clooney said...

Looks great, Lauren. I fall in love with Target more and more.

Anne said...

It looks amazing Lauren....I wish our weather was better so we could actually get to use our patio furniture! I can't wait to see all your new accessories:)
~Anne

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

It looks so inviting Lauren! :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow lauren i love the furniture you and your husband selected! west elm can be pricey but there are cheap alternatives and you definitely picked a great one! enjoy the fun accessorizing part of the process

Katie Clooney said...

Lauren.... it looks great!!!I positively love Target. I got the cutest cardigans there last week in great colors. I could have sworn I already left a comment on your post but it didn't show up.

Brandi said...

I love your new patio furniture. Adding accessories will be so much fun.

Leslie said...

Hi Lauren, Everything looks great! Sounds like you found just what you needed at Target. So many great options there! I know what you mean about the price of outdoor furniture.. crazy! Have fun accessorizing!

xxleslie

Katie said...

it looks SOOOO good!! i want to sit out there!!!

Suburban Charm said...

Lovely! I think porches are fun to decorate and even more fun to entertain or relax on!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

I LOVE what you are doing! So so cute! Ikea is seriously the best :)

Brittany said...

Love it! What a beautiful porch! Have fun accessorizing =)

Designing Domesticity said...

Oh, love your new set. So nice to be able to change it up. Great updates! Thanks for sharing, liz

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Lauren, your porch is gorgeous!! Love love your furniture choices. And I can't get over the ikea coffee table, its great!!

Michaela said...

Ah! What a sweet porch. I love the table set up. I'd love to come over for a brunch or cook out :))

Julye said...

very pretty furniture !!!

natasha {schue love} said...

Love what you're doing out there!! Both sets are amazing!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Great job, Lauren. I love the pieces you have chosen! Gorgeous! I agree that patio furniture is outrageous in price! When you can get the pieces from Target on sale, it's well worth it. I have been eyeing that set for a while. Have fun with the accessories! :)

Rebecca said...

Hi Lauren - stumbled on your page while looking for reviews on the IKEA Falster - have you been happy with your set? My patio is uncovered and I'm worried it won't hold up. Thanks!