Adirondack Perfection

Remember when I told you about our awful neighbor who left her barking dog home alone all night multiple times a week? Well, I have two pieces of great news:

1. The landlord asked her to leave and she moved out last week! WOOOOOOOO! Don’t let the door hit you on the butt on the way out!

2. She left these amazing blue beauties in the alley as give-aways:So Walker and I made ourselves a little sitting area on one side of our mini patio by the door.  It used to look like this:So first we moved out DIY Plant Stand & Outdoor Bar over to the other side of the door, where I think it works better anyway (it fits perfectly in that space plus we can reach it from the table if we are using it for entertaining/serving food).Now the backyard has two little areas for us to enjoy!  I almost feel badly for our dining table out there… it is going to get a lot less attention.P.S. Please disregard the out-of-control grass… I will have an entire yard update next post (for those observant few, you will notice the purple arbor day tree is missing).

P.P.S. How funny is it that we now have Adirondack chairs under our Adirondack chair wind chime?

P.P.P.S. Don’t you love how our yard is always covered in Bo’s toys?  I was going to pick them up before taking this photo but I decided to stay more true to life and keep them in.  Seriously, I could pick them up and that pup will have dragged them all back outside in 3 minutes.

ANYWAY, back to the chairs.  So we were so happy on Friday and Saturday enjoying our new chairs.  However, it would have only been a matter of days before one of us injured ourselves on Clifford the Big Old Cactus.  Plus, Sunday afternoon rolled around and suddenly we wanted to read in our big comfy chairs.  Having no place to put our books and terrified of being cactus-stabbed, we started pondering what kind of table would work there.  Then we remembered that there was an awesome little side table that idiot neighbor left in the alley pile!  We didn’t grab it the first time because we have nowhere to put it inside the apartment.  But it was the PERFECT size for our new little sitting area!It is in decent shape but the top part needs a little TLC. With a little sand paper, wood glue, putty, and paint we can make it good as new! We were thinking of painting it some fun bright color to keep the theme going but the more I look at the pictures, the more I kind of like a wood tone.  Hmmm… we will have to think about that one. Regardless, the table was the perfect way to complete the new sitting area and showcase our succulent garden.  Don’t worry, I will show you where Clifford and the succulent crate ended up next post.

So this was the rest of our Sunday afternoon… perfection.
(and for those of you who are wondering, I am reading Friday Night Lights!)



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  1. Ashley

    July 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

    What an awesome score!

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    • Erika

      July 16, 2012 at 9:22 am

      I know, right!? We have been talking about getting some for a while but never took the plunge. So happy we waited because free is the best price we’ve seen! :)

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  2. Melanie @ MJ

    July 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Wow, I can’t believe she left those behind! So awesome that you guys got to grab ’em. They look fantastic, and your backyard looks like a place I’d wanna kick back & enjoy some wine! :)

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    • Erika

      July 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

      I know! I think she went to an apartment with no yard so we got to snag them! And you are welcome to come drink wine in the backyard with us any time!! :)

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  3. Ash @ HumberHomeProject

    July 16, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Love it! I had green chairs just like that year ago when I lived with my sister – I loved them!
    There’s just nothing comfier than an Adirondack chair!

    That table is pretty sweet, too. love that it has two levels!

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    • Erika

      July 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      I completely agree!

      And yes, I am really excited about the table. I love the dual level too and the X’s on the sides :)

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  4. Mom

    July 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Love them! What a great color!

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    • Erika

      July 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm

      Come visit so we can sit in them together and enjoy the sunshine! :)

      Reply
  5. Catherine

    July 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Those chairs look awesome! (and comfy!)

    Loving your blog.

    XO,
    Catherine
    FEST (food, style & travel)

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    • Erika

      July 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      Hello Catherine! So nice to meet you! Your blog is awesome also!! :)

      And yes- so so comfy!

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  6. Tammi

    July 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Like – the succulent trays/boxes/gardens!
    Like – the art hanging on the outside of your house!
    Like – the wooden table!
    Like – free chairs!

    There’s just so much to like :)

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    • Erika

      July 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Thank you so much Tammi! Your blog is great!

      Reply
  7. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication

    July 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Love the chairs! What an awesome find! I can’t believe she left those behind!

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    • Erika

      July 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

      I know! Probably went to an apartment without an outdoor space. Her trash is our treasure!!

      Reply
  8. Amanda

    July 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    That looks so amazing…I wanna come over for a BBQ!

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    • Erika

      July 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Thanks Amanda! Come on over! :)

      Reply
  9. Barbara

    October 29, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Hi Erika, where did you find the adorable adirondack chair wind chime? I have been looking for something just like that as a gift for a friend.

    Barb

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    • Erika

      October 31, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Hello Barb! I got the Adirondack chair wind chime at World Market years ago. I don’t think they have it online anymore but maybe there is a chance of stumbling over one in the store! Have a great day!

      Reply

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