For years now Adam and I have said we should start hosting big family dinners at our house once a month, and for years now we have come up with excuses not to. Either we were too busy, or the old house was too crowded, or the new house was too unfinished, or a variety of other things. We ran out of excuses after laying sod a few weeks ago though, and decided that Mothers Day weekend is going to be the start of a new tradition. Once a month, every month, we will have a giant potluck and hang out with the people we love most.
So we’ve spent the last few days cleaning off the breezeway… pressure washing, staining tables, painting siding and generally making things pretty. It desperately needed it too, because no one wanted to hang out on it the way its been looking.
Is it completely finished? No, not at all. We’re still missing siding and trim, and where there could be a beautiful chandelier or useful fan we instead have dangling wires.
Also, our immediate family is about 25 people but we currently only have seating for eight. I’m thinking some folding tables and chairs out on the lawn should do the trick….no excuses, right?
My dad built the picnic table for us when we bought our property and it is the heaviest, sturdiest thing you will ever sit on. My dad doesn’t mess around when it comes to building things, he is all about function and durability. I added these wicker chairs to each end though, because while I like function and durability, what I really like is pretty things with curvy lines and texture.
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Better Homes and Gardens products used in this post –
- Camrose Farmhouse Stacking Wicker Chairs
- Galvanized Utensil Caddy
- White Melamine Summer Plates
- White Melamine Summer Bowls
- 12” Teal Planter
- 2 Gallon Beverage Dispenser
- Domed Metal Outdoor Lantern
- Galvanized Metal Tub
- Placemats (In store only)
- Pillows (last season)
*This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. All opinions are 100% my own.