Under $100 Front Porch Spruce-up #WalmartFrugalHeroes

Last week I was asked to participate in the Walmart Frugal Heroes Challenge and gladly accepted!  I took on the challenge of prettying up my front porch for $100.  My porch needs some help!
Money Saving Tip:  I try to keep the colour palette to blues, greens and yellows.  These are easy summer home decor colours to find.  Every year I add a cushion, rug, planter ect. to keep it looking fresh at minimal cost.

Porch Seating 

I have an old two person glider.  I'll be honest, it's seen better days, it's ten years old.  I also have a couple folding Adirondack chairs that are at least 10 years old (I'll be giving these a fresh coat of paint soon) and some yellow cushions from a patio set we no longer have. 

You know that old saying~
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
or do without

Yes, that.  Since a new glider wasn't in the budget and we always have a can of white metal paint around I painted it and she looks brand new!

I LOVE the little side table.  It folds up for easy storage in the winter and it was only $18!  The pillow is made of outdoor fabric and matches the rug, $9.84.  I also picked up a set of 4 glasses for fruity summer drinks for $10. Yes, I consider these glasses "decor" because they are pretty LOL

This outdoor rug is reversible, $17.88.  Isn't it nice?

The Flowers

I purchased 2 hanging baskets @ $8 each, 1 spike @ $2.48 and a 6 pack of stock for $2.  I broke up the plants and made a nice arrangement in my big pot and a small basket to sit on the porch ledge.

Check this out!  Glade citronella candles with a wooden crackling wick.  $9.97 for a three pack

My grand total with tax was $97.37 and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Rusty is  happy too, he has a cozy place to have his afternoon nap!


Disclosure: Walmart Canada provided me with a $100 Walmart gift card for this challenge.  As always, the opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. LOL @ Rusty! What a cutie :) That was an great article, thanks! Going to consider a few of these things as Mother's Day ideas...like that rug!! :)

    1. LOL Cute and he knows it! Thanks for your comment


  2. This looks gorgeous! Nicely done - I love the rug, it really makes such a difference in the space. Now I'm kind of wishing I'd chosen the same challenge (my post won't be up 'til tomorrow)!

    1. Thanks so much! We have really been enjoying sitting on the porch this year.