Am on a very tight budget
anyone ever think abt using patio furniture indoors as
front room furniture?
You can buy a well made set of patio furniture....
chair, love seat, coffee table, end table... for abt
$500 total. It is lightweight and sturdy and made of
Anyone doing it? Work ok?
He's right. You'll have worms and spiders. They come with the
furniture, in the box.
Not sure about that but I think it is mandatory there to use inside
Seriously, my mother used a round wrought iron table with a glass
insert top and the matching chairs in the kitchen. They were designed
for the outside, but she thought it looked nice. It was like being
outside** **In the same ridiculous way that car makers claimed that having a
vinyt top was like having a convertible. But still, the table was
nice. Before we moved there, we had rettan funiture on the
screened-in porch. It is similar to wicker. It would be fine
indoors. Don't let the narrow-minded guests give you a hard time. If
they start to criticize, show them your voodoo room and the spells you
can cast and that will get their mind off the furniture.
Actually, it's against federal law. Article 273, section 165.03.
But, we used an outdoor picnic table with benches, for about 10 years in
our kitchen. Then, we could finally afford something half way decent.
We got a lot of compliments on how our kitchen looked rustic, when using
the picnic table. No one said zip about our taste for a real table. Go
We have a large family room. This fall when we were putting the outdoor
stuff away my wife suggested we bring in our glass top "cafe" table and use
it in the family room so it would not get damaged. We now enjoy breakfast
together while watching the morning news before I head out to work. I'm
going to miss it come summer when it goes back outside.
Been there, done that. Loved it. Lots of stuff available at yard sales.
Lots of fluff items that make your living room look like a patio at a condo
in Cabo. Definitely relaxing. If you have room, put up a hammock, too. A
very casual air for entertaining. And you're not worried about anyone
getting bean dip on the leather sofa.
Yeah. You want a little better angle on the TV, and it's easy to just move
a chaise rather than moving a couch. Easy to rearrange quickly if you want
more room for a party. Easy to add a couple of more chairs for this and
that. Very flexible. And if it gets bean dip spilled on it, just take it
outside and hose it off.
That's a decent set, I have the same one ( outside on my patio) and it has
held up for 2 years just fine. I'm sure it will be great inside too. You
might need to put something under the bottom to avoid scratching the floor
if it's wood or soft tile, but other than that..why not?
Mikey S. < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Who cares? It's your house. Haven't you ever been to someone's house who
had hideous furniture (you thought), but they loved it? Do what you like
and don't worry what others think. Tell them it's Armani, and cost $18,000,
and doesn't it look lovely?
Only those who are uppety and think they are the Jones's.
Sure, if you have $500 DOLLARS on a 'tight' budget.
Seriously though, it's furniture. :-)
All kidding aside....
If you are comfortable on it, who cares what we all might think. My wife
and I had empty paint buckets (5 gallon size, 1 gallon would just be silly)
as our first chairs in our apartment. We had no mattress, just our blankets
and pillows on the floor in the bedroom. Our dining table/coffee table was
2 more buckets with a board across the top. :-)
The only caution I would have would be the strength of the patio furniture
for those on the heavier side of life. I have some friends who may not want
to sit on patio furniture because it might give way. Plastic/Wicker may not
be sturdy enough for extended use.
Or make do with clean quality used stuff, which I admit can be real hard
to find, especially in styles you can stand. (I have a lot of used
stuff, but finally gave up on the couch and chair and bought new. All
the decent used stuff was way too huge for my 1960-sized living room,
which is tiny by modern standards.)
Ahhhhhhhh yes, the old days of Pier 1 hatch covers, free wire rope spool end
and coffee tables, bean bag chairs, and cinderblock bookcases with plywood
shelves. How did we EVER live before we became civilized?
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