Chris and I have been shopping for a patio set for the last year and we haven’t been able to commit to a style or setup. Mostly because we are renting and we don’t want to splurge on something that we love risking that it won’t work at our next place. Also the cost, a table with 4 to 6 chairs is running between $500 and $1,500 yikes! Now that summer is upon us I asked Chris if he would be up for looking for a low cost picnic table on Craigslist that would be budget friendly and give us the outdoor seating that we need.
Literally two days after we chatted about the idea of a picnic table we saw one for free in our neighborhood. We were on our nightly walk with the dog when we spotted it so we picked up the pace and headed home. We hopped in the truck to go pick it up but when we got back to the house that was giving it away it was gone. We were so bummed that we missed the opportunity and as we turned around to head home I caught a glimpse of the table poking out from the side of the house. I told Chris to stop and I jumped out of the truck and knocked on the door. As I waited for the owners to answer it occurred to me that I was probably crossing the line but I really wanted that darn table. When the owner came to the door he was so excited that we wanted the table, he said he just put in on Craigslist because it had been sitting in his front yard all day. He helped us load it into the truck and we headed home with our new treasure.
Here is a picture of the table, it needs some TLC but I think it is going to be perfect once we get it fixed up. I am going to sand it and then stain it, I just don’t know what color to pick. My instinct tells me to do something neutral but the thought of a bright color would be fun too.