How was your weekend? Nate and I were busy kids. That’s what the old dude at the hardware store called us anyways. I’m going with it.
We put the finishing touches on our outdoor patio table that Nate built last weekend. We enlisted the help of Nate’s parents to help us carry it from the garage. Our patio now has a table and my car can go back in the garage. Double win.
This patio has been neglected for the 4 years that we have lived in the house. We were holding off until we figured out how we wanted to use the space. We are also cheap. We aren’t done with the patio yet but we now have a good start. We’ll probably finish the rest in another four years. We don’t want to rush things.
Nate and I both liked this table. Unfortunately $2000 wasn’t exactly in our outdoor budget range. Or our indoor budget range for that matter. We were having a hard time shelling out hundreds of dollars (let alone thousands) for furniture that would end up eventually being covered in bird poo and insect guts.
Nate thought he could build a similar table. I said go for it. $150 and a few hours later, we had ourselves an outdoor table.
I found the outdoor chairs for $8/chair at a local antique store. $220 isn’t exactly pocket change but we’re happy with it beings that we have a heavy/sturdy outdoor table with seating for eight.
Ike hasn’t been down to check out the table but he appeared to approve from his perch in the living room.
We’ll be back on Wednesday with a tutorial on how to make the table. In the mean time, I have to continue to make the neighbors question why I’m setting a table for a fake dinner party outside. We were actually going to use this setup yesterday until the gnats carried me back into the house. You think I’m joking. They are that bad. Guess they dig the new outdoor table too.