Last Updated on June 6, 2021
EDITOR’S NOTE: Aldi is selling these garden stools under its Belavi house label for $22.99 ($3 more than in 2020) in June of 2021.
One thing a patio needs is plenty of seating. Something else that can be useful on a patio or porch is a small table, where you can set down a drink, a book, or a phone. Another thing that adds to the ambiance outdoors is a plant stand to elevate your potted flowers or ferns. It’s even better if these functional pieces can be stylish as well.
In July of 2020, Aldi sold a product that fits all of those needs.
The Gardenline Mosaic Garden Stool cost $19.99 at the time of publication. It’s an Aldi Find (Special Buy), which means it’s only in stores for a short time.
While it’s advertised as a stool, I think it also makes a great end table or plant stand. And it looks gorgeous.
This versatile stool comes in three different color designs: turquoise and white (which is what I bought), black and silver, or white and navy. Each stool features a hollow circular metal base with a mosaic tile top.
The stool measures 13.19 inches in diameter and 18 inches tall. It’s advertised as having an “all-weather fade resistant finish” and has a weight capacity of 220 pounds. It’s made of powder-coated steel and was made in China.
The stool was sold wrapped in thick, clear plastic. The top of the stool has small, shiny tile pieces stuck in a hard clay-like surface. The mosaic surface looks fine on my stool, but I noticed some small pieces of chipped-off clay stuck inside the plastic packaging when I bought the stool. I’ll be curious to see how the mosaic top holds up over time, especially because this stool is outdoors.
Because the stool has a clay-topped surface, it’s somewhat top heavy, but it doesn’t seem like it will be prone to tipping. Because of the way the weight is balanced, you’ll want to be careful when lifting and moving it.
For now, I’ve placed the stool next to my seven-year-old two-person swing from Aldi on my back patio, where it can serve as an end table for someone sitting in the swing, or it can be used as extra seating. I debated putting it on my front porch or in my sun room, where it would be covered by a roof that would probably extend its lifespan. It works best for me on the patio, though, and I’m curious to see how well it holds up in a spot where it’s more exposed to the weather and sunlight. I’ll update later to share how the stool is doing.
The Gardenline Mosaic Garden Stool comes in several colors and designs, and it serves as stylish seating or as a small end table or plant stand. It has a weight capacity of 220 pounds. We’re eager to see how this stool holds up over time as it’s exposed to sunlight and rain. Check back later for an update.