There really isn’t much to this post except a few pictures of the pretty new patio furniture that I now have for my back porch. It was my birthday recently so I treated myself to a picnic-style table that I’d been eyeing at IKEA. There were a few sizes, styles and colours to choose from – round, square and rectangular in both black and white. I was tempted to go white and round….for a classic bistro look and feel. I knew the round ANGSO table would fit nicely on my 8′ x 10′ porch but the more I mulled over it, the more I wanted big. Super, extra BIG. And bold.  And white. I wanted to fill the whole dang porch with clean, white , useable space.

Before you get to see the whole thing I also considered getting some modern, cube modular furniture to fit perfectly in the corner, but then realized I already have a nice comfy lounge furniture on the deck.  Perfect for morning coffee or afternoon beers or a late night glass of wine. But I really didn’t have a place to eat dinner.

Decision made.

I went with the ANGSO rectangular table with two long benches and two chairs.

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I’m in love:

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It’s large enough to seat 8 comfortably …although if I want to seat people all around it, I will need to pull it away from the wall, but I tried it and it works.

 

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The furniture is painted and glazed pine and is incredibly sturdy and comfortable. No frills and easy to clean. It’s basic and plain, but there’s something just special about how it fits, tucked under the overhang, completely filling the space. It’s inviting. It wants you to sit and stay a while. Eat a healthy meal. Drink something cold.

 

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My porch gets INCREDIBLE evening sun, but I’ve never embraced the space because there was no place to sit, comfortably. With friends.

 

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The white keeps cooler in the blazing sun and reflects light so the porch literally glows.

 

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It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that realized my porch is actually fantastic. Sadly, it has always been overlooked by myself (and my guests) because the rest of the yard is just so, so nice. Poor porch, no more.

 

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Everyone here loves it.

 

See you around,

xo ~ T.