Ikea For the Save

February 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM 3 comments

Thank you so much for your comments and e-mails on my big reveal post.  We’re both so thrilled and the support absolutely means the world to me.  I was on cloud nine feeling all of the love.

Now back to decor…the other day I was looking for a very affordable outdoor table and chairs.  I was blown away by how expensive outdoor furniture is, even at the big box stores or used on Craigslist.

Alas, it finally hit me like a ton of bricks…Ikea.  Duh.  Ikea.  Sure, it will not be your forever outdoor furniture.  But, there is a time in all of our lives when Ikea is where it’s at. Anyone ever had the Applaro Drop Leaf Table? applaro


87f5d226d998b940e0f53856b7f91927 I haven’t even seen it in person but at $129 I’m sold.  Anyone else ready for summer and a cocktail (make my virgin for now)?

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  • 1. Ashley  |  February 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    I think Ikea is a great solution for outdoor furniture. Since we bought our house, I’ve been looking for a table and chairs and the options I like (French bistro sort of style) are all thousands (yes, THOUSANDS) of dollars. I wouldn’t feel terrible if the Ikea options lasted only a couple of seasons.

  • 2. Minneapolis Hunter  |  February 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    I have this and love it! I’m going on year 6 with it. It does need upkeep with the stain, though (fades to gray color after two winters). Also, congrats on your pregnancy!

  • 3. Tiina  |  March 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    I also have this table plus the bench and folding chairs.and actually like that it fades to a gray weathered look. We even power washed it to fade more quickly. I say go for it!


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