Since moving into our house almost 5 years ago and having a yard for the first time in over ten years, I really wanted a patio set. As with most big-ticket items, money was an issue. Sets that we could afford were not sturdy enough for our needs. Joe is a big guy. So are most of the men in our families. We needed something that we wouldn't have to replace the following summer.
That first summer passed without us finding an affordable outdoor table and chairs set. At the end of that summer (and each one after), I vowed that I would save up all winter long to get a sturdy set the next summer. Yeah, never happened. Other (more important) things came up.
Every once in a while, I find the time to browse the furniture section on craigslist. Last Sunday, after Grace was in bed, I browsed the listings hoping to find a dresser for the big girl room that I want to get started on very soon.
I didn't find a dresser that I liked, but I did end up seeing a listing for a Vintage Wrought Iron Patio Set, $100. I clicked on the listing and saw this:
Joe was still awake, so I showed him the listing asking if he thought he'd be able to stop and look at it on his way home from work the next day. So, we set up an appointment to take a look at the set. Since the address was on Joe's way home from work, he went alone to check it out and decide if we would purchase or not.
I was so excited when I looked out the kitchen window and saw Joe's pick up truck full of our new (to us) patio furniture! Here's a picture of it after it was hauled out of the back of the pick up:
I love it! I'm so glad we waited until we found the perfect set for us and a price we could afford! Round table, 2 chairs, 2 benches and they even included a heavy umbrella stand. This is so much more my style than any of the patio furniture sold in retail stores right now. It's an older set (not sure how "vintage" it really is), it could use some cushions, an umbrella and maybe a new coat of paint in the next year (or maybe two). I'm thinking yellow!
I'll be linking this post to the following blog carnivals and linky parties:
- Thrift Share Monday
- The Penny Worthy Project
- Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
- White Wednesday
- Penny Pinching Party
- Works for Me Wednesday
- Vintage Thingie Thursday
- Treasure Hunt Thursday
- Thrifty Thursday
- Treasures and Trinkets Thursday
- Thrifty Things Friday
- Frugal Friday
- I'm Lovin' It
- Homemaker Monday
- Making a Home
Oh, I agree, I like this so much better than all the expensive ones they have now. This is very sturdy and will last! What a bargain for $100. Good for you! Can't wait to hear about your BBQ's this year on the patio set! :-)
Very nice! Kudos for your patience and finding just the right set!
Ah!!! What a great set!
Great set and great price! You sure don't see many with the curved benches. How cute is that?!!! Enjoy it this summer :D ~Michelle
Love this set! The bench is my favorite part....that and the price! Love CL!
Oh my, I love it. It is so interesting with all the different seating. I bought a 1960's wrought iron patio table and four chairs that is black with fading paint and thought I would re-paint it but I am liking it chipping away. It looks like it was pink! Your set would be fabulous yellow. ♥Olive
Beautiful!! I LOVE it!!! Congratulations on scoring a fabulous find!
I love it!
What a steal!!
Very neat! I would love to have a set like that. Great find!
Beautifully vintage! And what a great deal! Love the curved benches. Gotta love Craigslist! :)
The benches are great. You can use them as a serving area too, so there is more room on the table to eat and converse but the food is close at hand. That was a great price, but did Joel haggle at all? When I send the guy out to do something like this for me I'll always ask him, were they flexible on the price?
Hi Alison! YOu guys got a great deal...what a pretty set...thanks for linking it up! :) I think it would be pretty painted a pretty yellow or even a pale aqua blue. (that's just me though..I love a pretty pale aqua...you can add pink or yellow..so many colors!) Sorry, I was rambling in my own thoughts there! lol
Thanks again for linking up to my party and congrats on your beautiful new to you patio set! :)
Great vintage find for $100. There are many possibilities with the color of spray paints out there today.
Thanks for sharing.
You made a good choice in this patio set. It is different than most and will serve you well.
Looks like you got a great deal!! Yellow would be fun!
What a great set! And a great deal. And since the set is older, that means it was built to last. Very nice! thank you for joining TTF. I hope you have an awesome weekend!
That's a great find! I like the idea of yellow as well.
What a lovely addition to your outdoor garden decor. So nice. By the way, have you ever heard of freecycle. I have friends who started with Craigs List and then discovered Freecycle and loved it even more. :) Have a great day.
Good things come to those who wait!!!! I love your patio set - the benches are just too cute!
And the price was great.
Thanks so much for sharing it at Treasure Hunt Thursday.
That's a great set and in such great shape.
Love your new set and you got an amazing deal on it!!!! I think yellow would be very cheerful. Linda
Great job, fantastic deal! I love craigslist (when I'm not waiting for a buyer that never shows!).
Visiting from Mom Bloggers Club :-)
That's a great set and in such great shape. Very neat... it nice..
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Love this set! The bench is my favorite part....that and the price!
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