Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Wicker Set

We have this blank spot on our rather large deck. I have always wanted a very small wicker set to put there as a little conversation area. Unfortunately I simply couldn’t find one! Well, let me clarify – I couldn’t find one that wasn’t a lot of money. And I simply wasn’t willing to spend a lot of money. Oh, I’d find them on Craig's List – and they’d be gone as soon as they were posted. I was seriously frustrated.

Until I was over at Beth’s one day and was talking to her cousin who was lamenting the fact that she had this wicker set stuffed in the storage closet of her apartment and she wanted to just get rid of it.

I’m sorry, WHAT DID YOU SAY?

I quickly said “I’ll buy it”.

She delivered it this evening. The cushions (which aren't the originals, but are still nice) have the TAGS still one them. And she wouldn’t let me pay her. WHAT??????

It’s really wicker – not the resin stuff my other set is (which while manmade, does stand up to the elements better).

Here it is…..


There’s a love seat, two chairs and a cute little table.


So, now. What do you think? Should I leave it “as is”?


It eventually may make its way to the front porch, which looks like this:

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If that happens, I’d like to paint them white.


But in the meantime? What to do?

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I’m not sure – maybe I should just leave them alone?


Here’s our bigger set.


Please ignore the beer bottles on the table. Brian and I were enjoying our “Holy crap that P90X is hard core and we can barely move, so we should sit and have a drink and discuss how much this is kicking our asses” after workout drink. Cuz that's how we roll.

So, tell me what you think. Leave it alone? Paint it? New cushions? Move it to the front porch?

Inquiring minds want to know......


Becolorful said...

Haha. Before I finished the post and got to the part about what to do now I thought, grab a cocktail, put your feet up and enjoying contemplating it. :) Great score.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my red dining room. Loved your feedback.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

They are very nice as-is. Spraying white would be nice, but then you have to maintain it. Oh, decisions!

What a cool coincidence that got you them for free!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

I like! I'd leave them the way they are until you move them to the front. Then I'd probably spray paint them white. Either way, nice!


Bethann said...

hmm, I like them natural, but my Mom has a white wicker chair that I love too. It's a tough decision. I say paint the table first. See if you like it, and if not then don't do the rest. The table would be the easiest to replace if you change your mind. :)

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

I think the bigger question is why you feel worried about natural or white. I would say, instead, to rely on your fabulous new degree to earn you a ton of cash. You can then get whatever patio set you want, easing the pressure of white or natural. But, for the record, I'd go for white. It matches your house and sort of crisp, clean decorating style more.