New Bistro Set and Front Porch Project!

On Thursday afternoon while I was at the Home Depot looking for new window boxes, I ran straight into this little bistro set. It has a tile mosaic top with these cute folding chairs. The set was on sale for $69.99...not bad right? So I grabbed it for my rather small front porch. The cushions I got over at Pier One Imports...OK so they were a little more than I wanted to pay at $25 each, but still they didn't break the bank!

Then I spent the better part of yesterday morning removing the tile pattern I had painted on the porch floor about three years ago. It had begun to peel so with the power washer I was able to get up most of the paint.

Than last evening I enjoyed my little pre-dinner appetizer with a glass of chilled white wine while sitting at my new table. (To read about this yummy appetizer just click here.)

But still, not sure what I want to do with the floor yet. I could paint again but this time it will need at least a month to really let it cure and most likely not a reality for me with my crew. Another option is to leave it as it is looking somewhat weathered, or for a third option I could try to find some other floor covering  idea.

Not sure what to do...what do you think?

Hope you are enjoying this first weekend of June!!!


  1. I figure it this way- to sell it you'd have to sand the existing paint, reprime and paint it again to restore it to a good look. Most people don't really do things like that until they're ready to sell, but at that point only the buyers get the benefit of all your work. I say bite the bullet and do the work so your family can benefit. That being said, I wouldn't do it until the day after Labor Day. That way you don't have to deal with alternate entrances during summer when the kids will be around 24/7 and you won't have to do the sweaty stuff in the worst of the August heat, yet your concrete will have the 30 days curing time required before it really starts to get chilly too. Take advantage of that "in-between" window of time. Wish I could recommend something easier, but you will get out of it exactly how much effort you put in...

  2. Leave it all chippy and add a cute rug, perhaps? Love the bistro set. xo

  3. Wow, what a beautiful set and the price was great! I like the bright, cheery cushions. I'm not sure what your floor is made of, but I've always loved an outdoor carpet. My patio at home is cement and cracked and I use one. I just love that old lived in look! ;-D


  4. LOVE your new bistro set, Barbara! The pop of red looks great with it. How about one of those inexpensive outdoor carpets that look like sisal-they wear beautifully and aren't too pricey at Home Depot. xo Diana

  5. Luv the bistro set. Really cute and the red cushions scream June!
    Happy Weekend.
    Hugs, Gee

  6. Hi Barbara, what a cute bistro set and such a good price. Red was just the right color for the cushions. The cement should be easy enough to roll a coat of porch paint on, or like everybody else said a small rug under the table would look great. You'll fix it up I'm sure..Happy Sunday..Judy

  7. Oh, I love your bistro set. I love it just the way it is! I know you'r egoing to love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. I love the bistro set too! Great price!

  9. Love the Bistro set with red cushions - they look terrific. I would just get a cheap out door rug and your good to go.

  10. The bistro set is great and what a great deal!



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