For the longest time, I’ve wanted to get a set of dining furniture for our back deck. Nothing fancy, just a table, four chairs and an umbrella in a neutral palette. For reasons I can’t explain, I’ve put this off.
This spring, however, my husband and I decided it was time to get the deck up and running and who knows? Maybe have some people over for dinner. Would be nice, right?
So, we headed on over to Target (the mecca for all things “reasonably priced”) and started looking around. Within minutes, I knew what I wanted: the stylish, yet nicely neutral “Windsor Collection”. Perfect. Let’s pack it up and go.
And then we started doing some quick mental math. Even with a “temporary price cut”, this set was going to cost us a whopping $986 plus tax!
Holy Patio Furniture, Batman! I’m not spending a grand on stuff that will sit outside and get dirty for half the year.
I turned on my high-heeled boots and quickly walked out of the store and straight to my computer. Within minutes, I had logged onto Craigslist and found a very similar set within 20 miles of our house for just $150. And, they agreed to deliver it! Woot and double woot!
Here’s a couple shots of the set on our deck. Can you spy our Boston Terrier, Cooper, standing guard by the furniture in the first shot?
Ah, I love the smell of saved money in the morning.