The outdoor sofas we ordered a few weeks ago arrived the day before we left for Pittsburgh. As much as I wanted to bust them out of their boxes and arrange them on the newly finished deck, I knew them sitting outside for 10 days, unused, didn’t really make a ton of sense. So as soon as we got home, they were on the top of the list–and they’re just what we hoped they would be!
Those clean lines and warm wood slats–mmm! Each sofa took about 20 minutes to assemble. It wasn’t complicated, just took a little time. After we put them together, we had a seat to test them out. The cushions aren’t ones that you sink into–they’re definitely firm with a little bit of give. Time will tell if they break in eventually, but neither Chris nor I minded the density. They feel comfortable for lots of outdoor chats. If anything, I feel like the shape will last longer!
We got a really great deal on these Memorial Day weekend, but I just checked and they are discounted and World Market is doing free shipping on orders over $150 with the code WMFS1502 if you are interested.
Once we had them put together, we sprayed the cushions down with this outdoor ScotchGard (even if they are meant for outdoors) and placed them facing each other right in the center of the deck. I took the photo below standing at the back door.
If you squint, you’ll be able to see the fireplace we have plans to build right in between the two, where the deck forms a U shape. No? How about now:
I’m not the best at photoshop mockups, but hopefully this will give you an idea of where we’re headed. This is actually the amazing Jenni Kayne’s fireplace made out of reclaimed board-formed concrete. Ours will likely not be this color, but I’d love to try something similar! We’re going to tackle it ourselves over the next month, so stay tuned for that project soon.
In the meantime, we’re glad to have some extra seating out here for a big family BBQ we’re hosting this weekend for Father’s Day with Chris’s family. With our 8 chairs around the dining table, the small outdoor loveseat from Crate and Barrel and these 2 sofas, we might have enough room for all the Marcum adults. Ha!
Ever built an outdoor fireplace before? While there are hundreds of tutorials for fire pits, we are struggling to find examples for fireplaces, but anxious to figure it out just the same.