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I’ve been planning out this purchase for a while now. Ever since we lived in our last house I wanted to create an outdoor sitting area with comfy chairs and a fire pit. I looked on multiple sites ranging from Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn to Target and then decided on this set from Wayfair. It fit the budget I allotted (which, ahem, Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware sets sadly did not), it had a love seat and two chairs and had good ratings from reviewers. As a bonus, it was on sale for $449 (and I had $200 in Wayfair gift cards). My goal was not to spend more than $500 because I still want chairs for around our kitchen table, a dining room table and chairs and this amazing bed.
But, here’s the thing. It arrived and was more plastic-y then I envisioned (shocking, right, since it was a quarter of the price of the ones I really loved). I looked at the pictures online and didn’t get the impression that it looked like this. Because I spent about three hours putting it together, and because we didn’t want to pay the return shipping fee, we’ve decided to keep it until we find one that more fits the look we are going for (this same type of style with two chairs and a couch but less plastic). I figured I could easily sell it on Craigslist. It’s already proved useful and fun on the warmer days even if it isn’t what I thought it was when purchasing. So lesson learned: you usually get what you pay for… and pillows and throws on an inexpensive set it looked less cheap. I have in mind to exchange the coffee table for a fire pit as soon as I find one I like with good reviews.
Here’s the verdict: A pretty comfortable set. A great price. Plastic-y looking. If you are on a budget it’s a good option.
Have you found a patio set like this that is safe to be outside, wicker-ish looking, but not plastic-y and affordable?
Outdoor Table and Chairs: Home Depot (six years ago!) Here’s a very similar option that got great reviews.
Bar cart: Side of the road, topped with leftover marble from our last kitchen. I love having that memento.