Mini Manor had a yard ei ei o, and in that yard she had some chairs ei ei o. With a blue chair here and a blue chair there, here a chair, there a chair . . . everywhere a blue chair!
If my version of old McDonald didn't give you a hint . . . we bought some blue chairs. Why did we buy blue chair when we had just painted our new bench blue??? Because as it turned out Lee did not fit in the blue bench. I'm not joking. When we bought the bench Lee was more concerned if I liked it so he told me to sit in it, then got distracted by the sellers cute chihuahua (Lee can't resist the charms of a tiny dog). I sat in it and said Yeah it's comfy, Lee paid the lady and we left. When we got it home we immediately started sanding and painting it. It wasn't until the paint had dried and we were deciding on cushions did Lee finally sit in it, it made a funny squeak, followed by a large CRACK! Lee jumped out faster than a startled duck (yup that's the best comparison I can make), and while he didn't break anything in half, he did crack the piece of wood under the seat. We would have re-enforced the bench, but it really was too small for him, his knees were up to his ears when he sat in it. Oh well, live and learn . . . always have Lee sit in something before you buy it. No big deal, my mom phoned the very same day the bench post went up and said . . . if we ever get rid of it she wants. My parents are both the same height as me so it will work for them!
On to bigger and better things . . . literally BIGGER!
I thought I remembered The Real Canadian Superstore having patio furniture so this weekend we ran in there just to see what they had on sale. Turns out EVERYTHING was on sale. The first thing I saw staring at me when I walked in was a Navy Blue Muskoka chair! It was Fate! I LOVE Muskoka chairs, and we spent a few weekends at the start of the summer looking for Big Muskoka chairs but found nothing in our price range. Not only were these in our price range, they were already the color we wanted!!! I almost feel bad telling you how much they cost but here goes . . . $62 each! Seriously a BIG, Sturdy, already painted the most fabulous shade of Blue Muskoka Chair for $62!!!
I hope you enjoyed our new backyard furniture, sometimes things work out in the end . . . especially if you're my mom and get a new blue bench for free! haha
If you're looking to buy the chairs or the umbrella they are from The Real Canadian Superstore (aka. Loblaws). I always try to keep in mind that our blog is read by people all over the world, and I try to pick things out that are accessible to everyone, but unfortunately these chairs are only available in Canada, through Superstore. For our American readers, I found this muskoka chair on Amazon for $58, you could definitely spray it navy blue and have the same look for around the same price. I hope that helps.
Lots of Love!!!