This post, featuring a budget friendly outdoor seating area, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipYourSummer #CollectiveBias
Summer came quickly this year for me. One minute, we were in the routine of the school year, and the next, they were all home. We’re in that ‘in-between’ time where summer camp does not start until mid July, so that means LONNNGGGG days of summer at home with three littles. We usually spend the morning by the pool, at the playground, on short day trips or just hanging out. It’s busy, but all to keep these kiddos happy and on-the-move, which is so important. However, by the afternoon, my kids are still going full speed and I’m exhausted. Usually that calls for a quiet afternoon on the deck where I can relax a little, sip some iced tea and watch the kids play.
Up until now, we’ve only had our table set and umbrella, but I’ve been longing for a seating area that is better for relaxing. To create a seating area, you only need a few things and it doesn’t need to cost you a lot.
TIP: Always look both in stores and online for clearance items and try not to shop before the season begins. Everything will be full-price. Once summer has begun, stores will start to clear inventory and you can snag some great deals. My other tip is to shop at home. See what you already have and what you can make.
When I picked up these two chairs on clearance, (for about $10 each!!) I knew I had to make them work into a sitting area.
They’re resin, so they’ll clean up easily and they had them in a TON of colors. I’m so happy I went bold for the seat color and picked up some outdoor pillows to compliment each.
Not only do I love the color it adds, but an outdoor rug is a great addition to a seating area. It helps define the space, but I also like being able to slip off my shoes and have a rug beneath. I snagged this one on clearance at $14.99 and also settled for a smaller size, knowing I didn’t need it to go underneath the chairs.
Candles are a great compliment – especially in glass jars or in lanterns.
I used simple mason jars, a few citronella candles and some twine to create these pretty candle jars. Look for what you have or can repurpose to help keep things on budget.
A side table for books, magazines, or an iced tea is nice to have. Again, repurpose what you have or look for something on clearance. You can almost always find a really inexpensive in the outdoor section of the store.
Iced tea is, by far, my favorite thing to sip on in the summer, especially Snapple’s Straight Up Tea.
Stock up on them and keep them cold in the fridge. You’ll always have a super cold iced tea to enjoy!
Ready to Relax and #SipYourSummer?
Head to Walmart to stock up on Snapple. The 18.5 oz Straight Up Tea and Premium Glass items will be on Rollback for $1.00 in-store at Walmart starting on June 3rd. Awesome, right?
Be sure to look for the Lady LiberTEA variety, too. It contains a blend of delicious black tea with RED raspberry, WHITE peach and BLUEberry flavors. This flavor is available in stores between May 1st through July 4th in 16oz singles and 6 packs. Get it while it lasts! You can find out more about the flavor on Snapple.com