$100-500 / Patio

A New Beginning & a New Patio Bench to Match?


Since I started this blog nearly 2 years ago, my family has moved four times. And each time, our lives have been disrupted for a time afterward. This time, however, the reason we were moving trumped any disruption: We needed to be closer to my daughter’s doctors.

We’ve been here for almost 2 weeks now, and our lives are finally beginning to return to “normal,” whatever that means. And as if to remind us that this is a new beginning for us, the weather has started to change, with 75 degree afternoons replacing chilly mornings, and air conditioning replacing heat. What that means, of course, is that we want to get outside and enjoy the weather. Our patio is currently bare, but for a few bikes and my husband’s beloved grill. And you know what blank canvasses do to me. They make me want to fill them.

This very simple, very budget-friendly Charleston glider bench could be a great building block for a comfortable patio for us — a great place to enjoy the warm Georgia nights and enjoy coffee in the early morning. Even without cushions, an FSC-certified glider bench made of solid wood for just $150 is an incredible deal — one I can see us taking advantage of in the near future. I did tell my husband he could do with the patio as he wishes, so I’ll have to sneak in this suggestion gently, but the price really does make it attractive.

In any case, Happy Spring everyone, and posting will be hack to normal soon. And Ja’Naya’s room reveal is coming soon too!

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of FSC-certified eucalyptus

Price: $149.99 (aff)

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • Amy Woidtke
    April 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    AND, you redesigned your site, again! You’re amazing 🙂
    It looks beautiful, btw.

    Hopefully, this will be your last move for quite some time. At least home is where the heart is, so wherever you are, you are home! ♥

    Wishing you the best of success, health and happiness Jennae.

    Blessings from Seattle,
    Amy Woidtke
    designer sister in spirit!

  • Lynn
    April 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Wow! This does look like a deal Jennae. It would spruce up any patio! Can’t wait to see the big reveal!


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