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Hello Internet Friends,
I am having a furniture dilemma and I need your help. Here are a few of the details… First of all did you know that it costs like a million dollars to buy patio furniture? Seriously you can’t get much for less than $450 bucks. I think I’ve looked at every patio set within my budget on the face of the earth and there just isn’t anything worth buying (except for maybe the Target set that is never in stock: Liz Johnson, you know what I’m talking about).

Anyhow, I was lucky enough to be given 4 of these replica (aka knock off) Eero Saarinen chairs. They all have metal bases, swivel 360º, have a fiberglass shell, and none of them have cushions. So…I was thinking that maybe I could turn these chairs into patio chairs and end up with one of the most bad ass patio dining sets in all of south Minneapolis. I’m not exactly sure about the whole idea though and I was hoping to lean on the internet for some help. If I were to make this happen I would need to purchase a table to go with my chairs, below are a few options I’ve come up with.

So here’s the question(s): If you wouldn’t mind checking out the options I’ve got and leaving me a note in the comment box about what you think works best I’d appreciate it (or let me know if it’s a stupid idea all together). Also if anyone has any grander ideas than this please let me know. Remember, old Scoopers is on a limited budget so I can’t buy just any old table.

Peace, Love, and Empathy,
Scoops Cobain.

(sorry couldn’t resist, it just felt right)

Target Table #1
OPTION #1 (above photo)

Target Table #2
OPTION #2 (above photo)

Target Table #3
OPTION #3 (above photo)

Eucalyptus Table
OPTION #4 (above photo)

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7 comments… add one
  • Anonymous April 17, 2010


  • Anonymous April 17, 2010

    Hmm I would go with a round table myself . Firstly because you have four chairs and also the roundness of those chairs just seem to go more with a round table ( love those chairs by the way ) . Sorry not much help ….and I would go for white too .

  • Heidi April 18, 2010

    I agree that a round table might go better with the chairs. If not, I'd choose #2, as the rounded legs are a better match to the roundy chairs. I love my patio furniture–I collected a table and some plastic chairs from various rummage sales, and painted the whole works bright red. Super cheap and effective!

  • Kristine April 18, 2010

    I like the round too it would look great. This post really got my attention since I started my patio furniture seach on March 13 with no luck yet. I have the same issues you do with this. It is very frustrating. I'm headed to Costco today to test drive one final set before I hit the swap meet and antique/second hand stores. Keep us posted on what you do. No matter I'm sure it will still be the mostest badass looking patio in town. ;)

  • Scoops April 19, 2010

    Thanks for all the advice everyone,
    I think a round table is a good idea too, but there is a reason I didn't have it as an option and I should've explained that in my post. My patio area is rather small and rectangular and I wanted to be able to seat 6 people if I needed to, which doesn't always seem possible with most round patio tables.

    I will definitely add round tables to my search since everyone thinks it would work so well, but I am not sure it will be the solution to my problem.

    I'll let you know what I come up with.

    Thanks again for all the feedback, I really appreciate it!


  • Killa Cam April 21, 2010

    I like option number three because it's dark and it has a hole in the middle for a potential umbrella if needed. Since I have stood in the very place you are speaking of putting this table I would not recommend a round table. It won't fit or it would have to be really small. This is Cam BTW.

  • I'd steer away from #2, as the bars underneath don't seem to leave room for the leg-swinging that seems so fun with those swivel-chairs! We have a round teak-ish (fake teak I'm sure) table that seats six. I got it off of Craigslist for $25. They have some fun colors of exterior fence stain at Home Depot these days–what about sanding down an old table and using the teal-ish blue tinted stain or something unique like that? Can't wait to see what you decide!

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