A Deja Vu Post


Posted by Rebecca, May 11th, 2011

Are you sick of the patio yet? You might want to put on some ear muffs…

I told you yesterday that the Target outdoor furniture I was eyeing up was out of stock, with no signs of being around anytime soon. So I started my search from scratch and was getting very frustrated. I decided to check Pottery Barn, which I hadn’t thought much about because of their, well, expensiveness. Then I spotted this…


It’s the Chesapeake dining set. I sent it to Mike to explain how I’m leaning more classic/rustic than modern now that I’ve seen our lovely little concrete. He was all like ORDER IT NOW.

I think he kinda loved it.

A lot of the furniture I was previously eyeing was a black/brown color, which I really didn’t want. Now that I’ve seen the subtleness of our patio, I know most of them would be too stark. I started to focus my search more on teak looking furniture.

I’m especially drawn to the Pottery Barn furniture for quite a few reasons….

1. The chairs are stackable for easy storage during bad weather/the winter

2. It’s solid wood and we can sand it down/re-stain it if necessary. Pottery Barn even gives directions and tells you the Benjamin Moore stain color it is!

3. The table extends. You read that right. It extends to be as large as our dining room table to fit extra guests.

4. It is a classic style. We’re planning on picking up cheap cushions and we can easily change accessories around trends, while this style of table is timeless.

What we don’t like about this table…

1. It’s expensive

2. It’s expensive

3. It’s expensive.

I didn’t even consider this set a possibly at first because I thought it would be too much. But when we think of all of the pros, we realize this might be a smart investment that we have for years and years. If we bought this, we would skip our fancy conversation set for this year and maybe mix and match some inexpensive lounge furniture in at the end of the season/next year. I actually like this idea, because I didn’t want to get too matchy matchy with buying an entire Target collection. We know we can also mix in some inexpensive wicker ottomans for storage and side tables to add some extra texture in.

We checked it out in store tonight and it is even more awesome in person. We decided to think about it for a bit and maybe try to scope out some coupon codes or something. I’m hoping I’ll get an email with a 15% off coupon code soon, like the promotion West Elm is currently running. A girl can wish, right?

A salesperson did inform us that if we opened a Pottery Barn credit card, we’d get 10% back in a gift card. We’re thinking of putting that towards a pretty blue umbrella.

I know, I wanted white and navy. But with the soft colors the backyard is sporting now, I think I want to stick with that. But who knows, I’ll probably change my mind tomorrow. Thanks for coming along for the ride 🙂

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5 Responses to “A Deja Vu Post”

  1. ALittleBite says:

    It’s gorgeous (and expensive)! I never really understood why patio furniture costs so much… anyway, I hope it goes on sale or you get a coupon so that the decision is easier!
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  2. I’m only sick of the patio b/c i’m jealous =) bahaha! Not really sick of it though, just playin!

    Patio furniture is tres pricey!? whyyyyy!? its so flipping gorge and functional…. but that price tag is beyond torture! ESP for our expensive tastes! lol!

    I think P decided to have the builder build a 10×12 screened in covered porch for us. I’m cringing at the cost and totally will be using my old rusty furniture b/c now there is zeroooooo budget money for patio fun! haha

    How are you!? I’ve lost touch – i’m a bad friend =/ so so busy!
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  3. Cait @ Hernando House says:

    I love it! Darn PB and their expensive, yet amazing furniture!

    Maybe check out Ikea one more time? I’ve heard good things about their acacia wood furniture.
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  4. Kristy says:

    A PB email code came out today, but only 10%. 36CL-73C3-8HHQ Through May 23rd. Love the choice!

  5. Stephanie says:

    I’ve got a 1-time use 10% off at PB that I won’t be using. Let me know if you want the code!

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