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Deck Dining Table and Chairs

When we had the deck and pergola built last summer, the plan was for the deck dining table and chairs to go in the space closest to the water. And the sitting area would be in front of the privacy screen. I tackled the sitting area sofa and chairs first.

pergola on deck

And after hours of scouring the Internet and scoping out outdoor dining tables and chairs in stores, I finally found what I wanted for the deck.

deck with pergola

Shout out to my friend Brittaney for convincing me to buy the table and influencing me to get the black chairs. I had the table in my shopping cart when she posted that she got it for her patio, and I was sold.

I got both of the bistro-style chairs last summer. I didn’t really have a place to put them, so we used them to sit in the driveway and watch Owen play. They served as our fancier version of folding lawn chairs. Anyway, I’m really glad I bought them last year. Because the manufacturer realized that they were quite popular and jacked up the price by $20 per chair this year.

deck pergola

The table fits the space perfectly. It’s made of mahogany so it’s very sturdy. I really like its clean lines, which make it look timeless. My only complaint is that it’s slightly darker than how it appears on the store’s website.

World Market Tavira table

The top of the table has slats, which is kind of a concern with messy eaters (i.e. kids and yours truly). But I figure I can just take a hose to the slats and dislodge any stuck food particles.

My original plan was to buy four more of the bistro chairs and use six total for the table. But the black metal chairs were $25 cheaper than the bistro chairs. And I’d be able to use six black chairs and the two bistro chairs for a seating capacity of eight. So it just made the most sense to save $100 and get two additional seats. Plus, they coordinated with the existing bistro chairs.

The chairs are metal so they’re sturdy. They’re stackable and pretty roomy. And I like how they kind of mimic the black deck railings. Plus, they’re on sale right now.

However, make sure you inspect the chairs before buying. I noticed that the legs can bend in or out. And a couple I looked at had pretty big dents and gauges in them.

There’s more I’d like to add to the deck dining area. I wouldn’t mind adding a rug under the table to define the area some more. I’d also like to get some hanging baskets for the space between the pergola and railings. And I want to create a more substantial centerpiece for the table.

We’re still trying to figure out what we’re going to do with the deck. The original plan was to paint the deck portion gray to match the house and the wood railings and pergola white. Since there’s a lot of wood tones going on right now, I don’t think painting is a bad idea.

deck pergola

Here’s my cost breakdown:

table … $343

black chairs … $230

bistro chairs … $94

TOTAL: $667

I feel like that’s pretty good for a sturdy table and eight chairs.

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  1. I love that table! I think the slats give it such a pretty design, the chairs look great with the railing too.

  2. Rachel Steck says:

    I like your chair choice – looks great!
    I’d sit on that deck. Just sayin’.

  3. I am in the market for new chairs and a table so I was excited to read your post. I owned those chairs for about 3 months…. and then returned them! Make sure they don’t get rained on at all. rain gets in the legs and leaks out horrible orange rust that will stain your deck. They are cute and a good price but not worth the headache. I hope you have much better luck with yours 🙂

    Love the table sooooo much!!!

      1. The black metal ones from Target! Thankfully they took all mine back even though it was past 30 day return.
        The seat part also warped a lot in the heat – like a pan that ‘pops’ in the oven. When we would sit down it would pop and make a horrible sound. Keep your receipt and just watch for it. Maybe they have fixed it… or maybe you will have better luck 🙂

  4. Such a cute set! And the seating, and size is perfect!

  5. I love your sense of style, you always make perfect choices in your design decisions! Thank you for sharing with us.

  6. Great deal on the table and I love the bistro-style chairs too! I need some new chairs to go with my table. I am going to check them out!

  7. I love your outdoor space! Those chairs look adorable with the table. We purchased items for our seating and dining areas last fall and it was so much harder than I thought it would be to find what we wanted. It has slowly come together and we look forward to enjoying it now that the weather is getting nicer. Where did you find your blue area rug and how do you like it so far? That is the one missing piece to our outdoor haven – rugs can be so pricey and I’ve realized how quickly I can waste time looking through numerous websites. The color really pulls everything together!

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