It's amazing what changing up cushions and adding two outdoor wicker chairs will do to the looks of your outdoor space.
My brown chairs, that you see against the fence, did great as long as they were under shelter. But since I moved here in April, the cushions quickly started tearing up.
I looked far and wide online, and could not find anything to replace the chairs that wasn't too expensive. I was very doubtful that I could find the right fit to just get cushions to replace the torn ones.
So I decided to go to a store here called At Home, which once was called Garden Ridge Pottery. I called first but the recording said they would not search out items or give prices over the phone. So Friday afternoon, written directions in hand, off I went.
I was in luck. They stock outdoor furniture all year!
And they had these wicker chairs for $79. I could not resist. Now I could have four chairs and a full conversation area.
Plus, the bonus was that I happened upon the cushions for the brown chairs that are actually one piece. They're not as thick as the others were, but for $59, they are more than adequate!
I'm not even sure I have the cushions on correctly, but I'll deal with that later.
(The old torn up brown cushions are over there in the corner. I've got to do something with them. Hate to toss them, but they're pretty torn up.)
It meant moving some plants around to accommodate a better seating arrangement. So that when I water, the furniture would not repeatedly get wet.
When you live in a small space, an outdoor space, if you're lucky enough to have it, is really important. It can become a wonderful extension of your living space, and flow right through to the outdoors almost seamlessly.
I want to get a rug (they had those at a very reasonable price) to tie the arrangement together come spring. And it would be wonderful if I could figure out how to cover the seating arrangement so I could sit outside with my coffee and watch the birds.
Right now I'm looking out the window at the bird feeders. They're all over the feeding spots, and there's a line of sparrows all the way down the branch. And I just now saw my first mourning dove out there!
The mourning dove has now managed to run the sparrows off and is perched about five feet from the window. I love mourning doves. I am so glad to see they've joined the menagerie back there!