I had planned to keep this for a tater tot post, but I couldn’t wait any longer. In the last tater tot post, I had mentioned that our old patio furniture had collapsed practically on top of me.
Then, in the rant section of that tater tot post, I talked about how expensive patio furniture is.
As a side note, the comments I received were very helpful. That has nothing to do with what we bought; I just wanted to tell you all how nice you are. Fine job.
Anyhoo, we made a decision.
We got a daybed.
A big part of our spending conundrum was that we never ate outside at our patio table, so why were we looking at 800 dollar patio table and chairs?
We also didn’t want to spend $1,000 on an outdoor family room set for the patio when our indoor family room furniture has holes in it.
So one day, we found a daybed in an article about inexpensive patio furniture.
A daybed? Hmmm, we’d never thought of that before.
To be clear, we bought this on Wayfair with a coupon code, and it was going to be a lot less than patio furniture. But after taxes and shipping (and assembly…long story), it probably cost as much as the table without the chairs.
But it makes sense. We like to hang outside with our dogs, kids, and whoever else wants to visit. I can read books out here and do soul homework out here. This is so much more our vibe than a table and chairs.
Anna and I were lying on the daybed the other night, talking until it was time for bed.
Ella sits on the daybed with the dogs as soon as she wakes up in the morning.
This daybed has been one of the best purchases we’ve made for our home.
I search for life lessons in everything, and I remember feeling for a long time that I should decorate and buy items for my home for others. For example, acquiring a patio table so that guests may sit outdoors when we host them. That is something I no longer do.
If you have the option, get your own version of a daybed.