With warm weather comes time for backyard fun and with backyard fun comes backyard furniture. I love to be outside with the kids while they jump on the trampoline, splash in the pool or run through the sprinkler having a comfortable place to relax, watch and work is vital to my enjoying the outdoors. I have a fenced in yard for the kids to run around in and me not to be worried about them and a beautiful deck to hang out on.
Last year I spent quite some time looking at patio tables and chairs trying to find a set that I wanted to have on my back deck. I had the traditional table and chairs with the umbrella but I wanted a different set I wanted the couch, chairs and table set instead. My budget was not large because I had just bought the kids a new pool, salt water chlorinater and a gazebo so I of course was already running thin on my summer budget. Yes I budget so much that i even have a summer/outdoor budget for toys etc. that I refuse to go over.
I already had the whole wood deck thing going on and was not really interested in wood although I did find this really great garden furniture hardwood table set that I briefly considered before deciding that it was not for my deck and was too small for my family. In the end I settled on a green metal set with a beige colored cushion set. It is a love seat, two chairs and a glass topped table. While I am not in love with it, it will do me for another year before i move onto a new set next year, I am already planning and eying perhaps I will pickup a set cheap at the end of this year and put it away for next year.