You know I said I had that plan to paint an old picnic bench?? Erm…well, the plans has gone down a slightly different route!!
This weekend we were out and about looking for house plants and general other garden-related stuff. We headed over to Focus in Malvern (James is currently boycotting Homebase as they sold us some rather over priced, rubbish drainage rods that broke the first time we used them). We turned into the car park, but as we did, We noticed a store across the road called ‘J Mart warehouse.’ It had logs, compost, trellis etc outside it so we went to take a look before inevitably being ripped off by Focus.
This store is AMAZING!!! You dont tend to see stores like it so much now, but it was full of everything you could possibly need for the house and garden. In the centre of the store was a lovely teak six seater patio set (six chairs and a really cool hexagonal-shaped table). We asked how much it was and the chap behind the counter told us it was £199.
Anyway…. we left it at that as, being the middle of the month, neither of us are exactly rolling in it and we’ve just paid for our summer holiday.
We mulled it over all weekend and today we decided to go and fetch it. Whenever I go to do things like fetching flat pack furniture etc I am always ASTONISHED that we manage to fit it in my car. BMW 1 Series are like Mary Poppins’ bags – we have managed to fit in a washing machine, sofa, flat pack bookshelf, and now a six seater flatpacked patio set in there so far, but that is by the by….
So we have now assembled it and it does look lovely. I have heard horror stories before now of people paying stupid amounts of money like £2,000 for patio sets, so I think we got a pretty good deal. Plus it is a lovely size for having guests over for BBQ’s (fingers crossed for the weather eh?) and for working in the garden. I cant wait to enjoy some Sunday morning breakfasts at this table!!!
Anyway, here is the finished product…. isn’t it fab? I think I am a bit in love with it……p.s I won’t be painting this blue!!