Our Backyard Patio Furniture

We’ve decided to go with IKEA’s Urban chairs for our backyard. They’re comfortable, modern, inexpensive, and they won’t burn your bottom (as we fear metal chairs may). Plus Meredith and Sarah alerted me to a set of four on Craigslist, so we only needed four more to complete a set.

Now that we have decided upon dining chairs, our patio will finally be complete! Things have changed a bit since the last time I posted about the patio furniture, so I put together a design board to show how everything works together. I’ll take photos after the garden fills in a bit more.

Our Backyard Patio Furniture

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    Ludmila {CreamyLife.com}
    April 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Love the lounge chair from Crate & barrel! This backyard will be just as gorgeous as the rest of your home!

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    April 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Love your choice of backyard chairs… metal would’ve probably been owwy.

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    April 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I love the C&B Orbit chair. I need a couple for my front porch.

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    April 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Love the garden stool & the lanterns!

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    Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists
    April 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    The egg chair looks like the perfect place to curl up with a book and hide for a while.

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    April 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Very cute! Love the punches of color!

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    Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow
    April 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Love it all, but I’m really digging that egg chair from Pottery Barn. This is all going to look so nice when you pull it together. Can’t wait to see!


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    April 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    my sister has those PB pillows- and that ikea planter! i gotta get me one of those!

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    April 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    When I worked for Pier 1, we carried those Orbit chairs & could never keep them in stock! They look great with a rectangular pillow, too. I am all about IKEA’s outdoor chairs this year, too. Did you use Adobe Illustrator to do your design board? Just curious; I am helping my mother-in-law redecorate and a visual like this would help. Love your site! I always look forward to getting the email!

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    April 14, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    the Lanters are a dream!!!

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    Rebekah Coleman-Brahler
    April 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    gorgeous! i’d love to curl up with an iced tea and a good book in that egg chair.

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    Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    April 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Wonderful! I hope the garden fills in quickly so I can see it!!! = )

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    Kate at Centsational Girl
    April 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I really love it all, you have such style. You cracked me up when you added the grass to the bottom. :-)

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    April 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I Love it!! I am currently gathering ideas for my outdoor area….you have given me loads of inspiration.

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    April 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Oh! That egg chair is great! I’m thinking of putting a similar one in my back yard but I’m concerned about how it will do when the rainy season comes. Will you keep it under cover?

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    Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    April 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I love the PB pillows. I love the colors.

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    April 14, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Nice score with the Craigslist Urbans, can’t wait to see how this comes together for you.

    PS – I totally have those lanterns in cream! Feel very cool now ;)

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    April 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Can you post the web address for the lanterns, please. I love them!

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    April 15, 2010 at 3:36 am

    I think you’ve made the right choice!!!! Can’t wait to see final version!!

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    April 15, 2010 at 7:34 am

    love that yellow garden stool! i can’t believe it’s from lowes…

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    April 15, 2010 at 8:58 am

    did you “age” your IKEA table in photoshop? we’ve had ours for a couple years now, and it looks like that too. you are too much!

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    Rachel B.
    April 15, 2010 at 9:04 am

    The lounge chair is perfect!!!

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    April 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm


    I was wondering how u made the design board, I use mydeco.com to make a moddboard online.

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    April 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I’m curious also….did you store the egg chair in the winter? It still looks BRAND NEW! Do you take the cushion off everyday?

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    April 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I’ve had the orange Urban chair for 2 years. I leave them outside all year round and they have worn beautifully. I’m very impressed and pleased. At the beginning of the season I scrub them with a brush and Dr Bronner’s castile soap and water and they look like new.

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    May 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Love the egg chair. I need to get one of those for my kids :)

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    Richard James Oakwood
    April 29, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Great choice with the Urban chairs from IKEA. I do not have a big outdoor area but these chairs are a godsend because they are also stack-able, and red wine stains come off quickly with salt, soap and a toothbrush.

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    June 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Gorgeous – love it all! xx

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    July 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    How is your IKEA patio table holding up? It looks like they are offering it again this summer and I’m thinking about purchasing it.

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