Some might think that March in Ottawa, especially a March with snow following, is a tad too early for patio furniture shopping. I disagree. In an effort to maximize our far too short summer months, Canadians have a tendency to be seen sitting outside on patios on the first days post snow melt. This tendency also translates into a very early patio furniture season where, if you don't act quickly, you will be relegated to using your parent's old patio set cira 1970.
So last weekend, when my Mom and I happened upon the Ikea spring release of its patio furniture, I knew it was time to get shopping.
The first set we considered was this one....
|Ikea Nordano table and chairs via|
Hudson Collection at Canadian tire. It just seemed a little too delicate for my taste and for the always changing weather. The total price was roughly $700.
We also saw a set similar to this one but I think it's too "Miami Beach" for our backyard...
|Patioflare Acadia via Home Depot|
Slightly too modern for oasis vision I think. Price tag.... $999.
Finally we found this option....
|Martha Stewart Fiori via Home Depot|
This set is perfect for what we are looking for and the price was definitely a great surprise... $599 for all eight pieces (six chairs, six cushions, the table, the umbrella). This feels laid back and refined at the same time.
We picked it up on Saturday (it was great to get out of this house for an hour after being sequestered inside battling this flu). The boxes were slightly larger than anticipated and we had to tie down both of our cars to get all three boxes home. They are now in the garage. Andrew managed to maneuver them out of the cars with one working arm. Once this awful snow melts for good, we will be one step closer to getting them in the backyard!
Now we just need to find a couple nice loungers for the deck, a small accent table, a bunch of pots, plants, .... and the list goes on.