Lazy Susan make charity donation to LifeHouse

Garden Tables: A Buying Guide

Can I paint my garden table?

What size parasol for garden table?

Lazy Susan make charity donation to LifeHouse


Last weekend we sent out a couple of emails to those who’ve recently purchased garden furniture from us, asking them to snap a few photos of their new sets in-situ for our Do Some Good campaign. As always, the response has been incredible, and owner Michael Scott was able to make a generous £2,700 donation to the LifeHouse in Southsea… All thanks to the photographs submitted by our customers! This is not a charity we’ve worked with before, but they were brought to Michael’s attention by a member of the Lazy Susan team, and he was only happy to reach out and support them via their Just Giving page.

Garden Tables: A Buying Guide

Lazy Susan Garden Tables

In many cases, our garden tables are the heart of the garden, or at least our patio area. They create a place where friends and family can come together, sit down and enjoy some food when the sun is shining. Throughout this article I’ve included some of the wonderful photographs we’ve been sent by customers for our Do Some Good campaign. They illustrate how great our garden tables look much better than I can. And maybe at Lazy Susan we are a little biased, but whilst all of the patios and gardens featured here are beautiful, the garden table is the star. OK that’s what they’re focussing the camera on but I do truly believe no patio is complete without them…

Can I paint my garden table?

Lately I have been trying to write pieces that tackle some of the regular questions we get asked in the comments of our blog and on our social media. Can I paint my garden table? is one that cropped up on Instagram a few weeks ago, and it was one I felt I could impart a little wisdom after recently painting a vintage garden bench. Now that was done in chalk paint and I looked at that particular method in more detail in our Can you use chalk paint for outdoor furniture? post. However, I did a little research before I opted for chalk paint, and there’s a few other options I wanted to discuss in a little more detail. Try and provide a little choice, share a few more tips and videos etc.

What size parasol for garden table?

People are often unsure what size parasol for garden table they should purchase? And by that I mean what ratio of parasol to table do you need? I’ll be honest, a Parasol is often an afterthought for many when they purchase new garden furniture too. In the UK we might not be blessed with the endless summers of say Spain, but when we do get a sunny day, it can still be warm, especially if your garden is a south facing sun trap like mine.

Can I put an ordinary table in garden?

Our Alice Table with Emma Chairs shows that you can put a garden table inside your home

Not a question that comes up too often but one that does get asked – Can I put an ordinary table in garden? Now this got me thinking about the opposite of that – Can I put a garden table in my home? I suppose the honest answer to both is you can do whatever you think works and looks good. However, back to the indoor table outside. This is something a good family friend of mine had been doing for a number of years. Dragging his wooden kitchen table and benches out into the garden. Now it had a picnic table look to it but it was most definitely not painted/protected from the elements, as he found out the hard way. But as crazy as this all may sound, his reasoning was (even for me) quite hard to argue against.

How to keep cushions on outdoor furniture

A cushion can make all the difference to the comfort of your Outdoor Furniture. Here at Lazy Susan we take our relaxation very seriously and have developed a range of cushions to suit your needs. Specifically designed for our chairs, they’re a must have accessory. Our Outdoor Cushions are made from a hard-wearing acrylic with a low-stress wipe-down surface. If you do need to wash the cushion covers, they all have a side zip for easy removal of the foam pad. Extremely strong, they require very little in the way of maintenance and will last for many years to come if looked after.

Lazy Susan make big screen debut

Lazy Susan's Big Screen Debut

Lazy Susan is extremely proud to share this sneak peek of our first foray into the world of cinema. In these difficult times it is nice to share something positive too… We were recently sent some wonderful photographs of our garden furniture making its big screen debut! They were sent to us by Production Designer, Francesco Fonda, and the photographs come from the set of a film called “Qui rido io”. The scenes pictured were shot earlier this year in Rome, Italy, and feature our Tulip Bistro Set. The film is by iconic Italian film director and screenwriter, Mario Martone, and it centres around the king of Neapolitan comedians, the great actor and playwright Eduardo Scarpetta.

Update regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update from Lazy Susan

We are all affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here at Lazy Susan we stand together, but of course at a distance. Our employees look after each other, and we’ve implemented safe practices for all. We are following the advice of the World Health Organization, UK Government and local authorities, and we’re taking all precautions very seriously. As we listen carefully to the guidelines, our current situation is as follows…

Lazy Susan keep Doing Some Good in 2020

Do Some Good 2020

It might be a New Year but the Lazy Susan resolution hasn’t changed… With the help of our customers, we want to continue to Do Some Good in 2020. As part of our ongoing charity initiative, as well as pledging donations for the photographs you send, we donate our garden furniture to a variety of worthwhile causes. We have 50 garden furniture sets to give away in 2020, and we are looking for new worthwhile causes to support.

Pay for Lazy Susan furniture with PayPal Credit

Pay for Lazy Susan furniture with PayPal Credit

I’m big fan of PayPal and PayPal Credit. My family and I have used it for online purchases for many year now without issue. From a personal point of view it allows me to shop with peace of mind. I can pay online with just my PayPal password and it removes the need to keep entering all my personal details for any eligible purchases.

Lazy Susan export garden furniture

Lazy Susan Export Garden Furniture

Export plays a vital role in our economy, it directly influences our level of economic growth, employment and the balance of payments. Lower transport costs, globalisation, economies of scale and reduced tariff barriers have all helped exports gain a bigger share of the UK’s national income over the last couple of decades. And while the uncertainty of Brexit, the potential of us leaving the EU without a deal is a concern, export must continue to be an integral part of the Lazy Susan business model. Whatever the future holds, in or out of the EU, hopefully the government (whoever that might be post General election) can find a positive way forward, with minimal impact on businesses such as us, so we can continue to export our garden furniture.