There is a new look for the patio now. It’s amazing what changing up cushions and adding two outdoor wicker chairs will do to the looks of your outdoor space.
The white mums in the green ceramic pot are so lush and pretty right now. I bought the pot at Southwood with the mums already in it.
Coming Up With A New Look:
My brown chairs, that you see against the fence, stayed in good shape as long as they were under shelter. But since I moved here in April, the cushions are already quickly started tearing up.
I looked far and wide online and could not find anything to replace the chair cushions that wasn’t too expensive. And I was very doubtful that I could find the right fit if I bought them without seeing them in person anyway.
A Trip To At Home Store:
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 to visit the store.
I was in luck. They stock outdoor furniture all year!
And they had these wicker chairs for $79. I could not resist. Now I have four chairs and a full conversation area.
The bonus was that I found cushions for the brown chairs that matched the green cushions I chose for the new chairs.
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.
A Larger Seating Arrangement:
Bringing the wicker chairs in meant moving some plants around to accommodate a larger seating arrangement.
When you live in a small space, an outdoor space, 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 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.
Birds At The Bird Feeders:
Right now I’m looking out the window at the bird feeders. The birds are all over the feeding spots, and there’s a line of sparrows all the way down the branch waiting to eat.
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!