Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sectional is on it's way from Cali... now if only it would stop raining!!

I was excited to find that our sectional shipped on Monday to us from L.A. and the company took a few pics of it before it was packed up, I'm so excited!  I do worry that the sectional will be too dark, but I just love the rich look of dark leather... yum!

Now, if only the rain would just STOP!  Our patio is delayed a few weeks due to the rain, so other projects got pushed back, hence ours being pushed back.  So, no 4th of July party at our house!  We also plan to get our patio set from Macy's this weekend, the sales runs through 7/5 with free delivery!  Normally that's $249 bucks, my brother bought a set there last year and didn't get the delivery deal, and he paid more for the same set so I think we are getting a good deal, it's only $999 for 7 pieces, It's not the most high end but it is cast aluminum, so I don't have to work about rust, or cleaning a glass table constantly!

Wentley Patio set from Macy's $999.00 on sale until July 5th with FREE delivery!

So, here's the pics of our new sectional, it looks so comfy!! I can't wait to dive right into it!  I'm hoping to have it by early next week.  The company again is called and they have amazing customer service, I am impressed so far, now hopefully it looks and feels good in person!  I'll do a follow up and review once we get it in our home.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New Patio and furniture haul!

I'm so happy to report we are finally getting a nice outdoor space!  I was getting tired of sitting on a plastic chair in the grass to enjoy the outdoors of our home.  We are doing a simple paver patio, nothing too fancy, as our budget didn't allow for all the extras I would have wanted *sigh* but it will accommodate a 6 person table and a seating area so we will have plenty of space to have gatherings and enjoy the nice weather!

We went with my husband's uncle who owns a patio/landscaping business.  For those of your in the Pittsburgh are, it is Richard Bode's Landscaing on Rt 19 in McMurray, just south of Waterdam plaza.  He does really good work, mostly for all the wealthy homes in Peters and USC.  Our budget is 8k and that will get us a 18x16 unilock patio with a 10x5 half circle bump out with knee wall surround and 2 pillars.  Here are the stone choices below and also my own design of our patio.  We aren't doing a circle pater in the brick it's just the only way I could figure out how to do a bump out with the free room planner I use (which is super helpful btw, I go to and at the very bottom go to the room planner link)

We also made some hefty purchases at Arhaus and are just waiting on their arrival, should be soon.  I did order a special order ottoman in a brindled cow hide so that most likely won't be in for a while.

Below are all the pics of the patio design and the furniture we purchased, I'm excited to see everything when it's all done!  I am itching to start accessorizing but I'm not going to bother until all the furniture is in, and our custom sectional from still has another 4 weeks :(

Above is our furniture haul from Arhaus, it's a nice eclectic mix of distressed painted wood and some metal accents.  I couldn't decide on a coffee table with all the other competing woods and metals so the logical choice was an ottoman.  I couldn't pick a fabric though so I went with a cow hide that has some texture but is still neutral enough to go with anything.  We also purchased the matching cabinet to the media console for our morning room to tie the rooms together.

  • Here is what the patio will look like as far as size goes, it's just the right amount of space to fit everything that we need and still leave us with a decent amount of green space.

Brussels Bock for the knee wall in Sierra

Beacon Hill Flag Stone pavers in Sierra, I like these because they are bigger and will settle more evenly and provide a smoother surface for the furniture.