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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Front Porch Makeover

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As I write this, we are just winding down from an absolutely gorgeous weekend. I am so happy because I was able put a plan for a front porch makeover into action.  Behold the newly freshened front porch makeover that is bright and cheerful and full of fun in the colours of pink lemonade.

On a very small budget, I was able to transform this porch from dreary and boring to fresh, fun and full of personality. On May 2nd, I was invited by Walmart Canada, along with many other bloggers from across the country, to take part in a Walmart Frugal Heroes Challenge. I chose to 're-decorate an outdoor space' for a budget of $100. So on the morning May 2nd, I set off to Walmart, with list in hand, to see if I could come home with: a rug, a throw, pillows and plants. I was delighted that I was able to get everything on my list....and with the help of a few DIY projects...my front porch was turned from boring into a stylin' enclave loaded with curb appeal.
My first DIY project was to whip up some pillows using pillow forms from the craft aisles at Walmart and a fashion forward vinyl tablecloth in a bright yellow trellis pattern. With my new sewing machine, I crafted 2 fun pillows for just $12.94.
The second DIY project I tackled was taking a plain black rug from dull to happy with some painted stripes with a can of sun yellow paint and green tape. I love it's new bold personality!
The last little DIY project I had in store was painting a plain plant pot in sun yellow so it could sing with the rest of the colour scheme. And then I nestled this beautiful gerbera daisy plant inside.
Here's the final look. I am in love with our new 'pink lemonade' inspired front porch.
It's the perfect shady spot for sittin' & relaxin', reading a book, & sippin' a cool drink while having a snack.
And the DIY bucket planters from last summer are newly adorned with these gorgeous begonias in hot pink for the final part of the makeover. Walmart has the most gorgeous flowers at incredible prices. Last summer, I bought some flowers for my bucket planters and they were beautiful and lasted the whole season.
And here's a little peek at the budget so you can see how I spent $100:

  • 3 Begonias in hot pink @5.97 each=$17.91
  • 1 Gerbera daisy in pink $6.47
  • 6 inch pot $1.96
  • Flowered toss cushion $12.47
  • Bright yellow trellis tablecloth $2.00
  • Krylon sun yellow spray paint $4.97
  • 2 Pillow forms @$5.47=$10.94
  • Pink fleece throw $5.98
  • Black Rug $24.98
  • Green painters tape $5.74
Total spent for the Front Porch Makeover: $98.47
I just love this makeover project where I took this porch from 'Eeyore'  to 'Pooh'.
Now you must excuse me while I go sit and enjoy a cold drink after a morning of painting & sewing.

To see some more of my other DIY projects:

And visit these boards on Pinterest:

{Disclosure: A special thank you to Walmart Canada for making this makeover possible with a $100 gift card. I was honoured to be chosen to take part in #WalmartFrugalHeroes challenge.}


This post is linked to these parties:
Uncommon Designs, Craft-O-Maniac, Aalderberry Hill, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Under The Table & Dreaming,  Skip To My Lou,The DIY Dreamer, Clean & Scentsible, Lil Luna, Gingersnap Crafts, Savvy Southern Style, Cozy Little House, I Gotta Create, StoneGable,The 36th Avenue, Somewhat Simple, Becoming Martha, Design, Dining & Diapers, Whipperberry, Remodelaholic, Tatertots and Jello,  My Romantic Home, I Heart Naptime, Uncommon Designs, Aalderberry Hill, Made By You Monday, Home Stories A to Z, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just A Housewife, Rae Gun Ramblings, Jennifer Rizzo, It's Overflowing, Hodge Podge, Cozy Little House, Fun In the Sun,

43 comments:

Rustown Mom said...

What a lovely spot to sit and relax! Great job, Angie. I love the pillows the best (:

Cathy said...

Great job! Your front porch is very inviting and colorful.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Great makeover - and it really does look like some bright cheerful lemonade came to rest there. Love the pillows that match the planters and rug so well. Nothing like yellow to freshen things up.

Creative Raisins said...

It looks really good, I love the idea of using outdoor table clothes for pillows.

Lisa

Creative Raisins

Kathryn Lavallee said...

Gorgeous! I love the idea of painting the rug; it looks fabulous!

Christine McN said...

WOW! That is fabulous! Your front porch is gorgeous! Love it! Well done!!! xo

Marina Pérez said...

I love colours! Your porch is great. Good job!

Marina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very inviting and "happy" looking, Angie! I love the pink and yellow together. Great rug project ~ I thought you got it like that! Have a great week!

Kim M said...

Super cute! Love all the colors, what a great space to relax and soak in the spring! :)

Pamela said...

Love the colors and the final space! I love the rug and altering it to fit your needs. And how about those pillows out of a table cloth. You did very well!

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

I love pink and yellow together! Beautiful job!

Tried and Twisted said...

How cheery! A little color can make such a difference and I admire how much of the makeover was crafted. Very nice!
Toodles,
Sara

Shelly Dolen said...

Turned out SO bright and cheery!

Popping over from Craft-o-Maniac Monday

Katharine Devinney said...

Was it difficult to sew the vinyl. I want new flowers for my yard and porch for Mother's Day. :)

I made pillows for my mom's party 3 years ago. Time to spruce them up and bring back outside. :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Love the transformation and the pops of yellow! Awesome job!
Selene @ Restoration Beauty

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

Looks great! I really like the gray pillow!!!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/05/submarine-sunday-30.html

My name is Rita said...

Love your porch! Those pillows are so cute! I just spruced up my porch to. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-6.html

Carrie said...

My porch needs a makeover like this... I love how you painted yellow stripes on the rug and made the pillows yourself (those pillows can be pricey bought new!). Love this!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Really fun makeover! I'm loving your pink lemonaid theme!!

-Lynn

חתולי8 said...

As I told you on FB, this is just beautiful!
and....now.... i think about my porch, that needs kind of a makeover.....
hugs, Lior:)

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE this and I have that EXACT tablecloth sitting in my craft room right now waiting for me to craft up some outdoor pillows with it!! Hilarious!
Porch looks fab:)
Krista @thehappyhousie

Dee said...

I love the brightness of the colours - yellow & pink are just so lovely!
Wonderfully inspiring! Thanks for sharing

Dee at the Carlton

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

How fun Angie! Love the rug idea..need to steal that one! ;) Bonnie

Leslie Lambert said...

What a fabulous makeover...thanks for sharing! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

Lauren said...

Beautiful job! I love the pink and yellow combination. It's amazing what big changes you can make on a small budget. Great work!

Rita said...

This is beautiful! I love that you used a tablecloth for the pillows and that you spray painted the rug! So cute!

Whit said...

Super cute!! Love the pops of yellow!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Aren't you clever coming up with such wonderful weatherproof decor! It looks adorable! I need to get to work!
Jenna

Christine said...

I absolutely LOVE it Angie!! I desperately need to update my porch too!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Georgie Lee said...

Great makeover. Found you through the I Should Be Mopping hop. http://georgielee.blogspot.com

Jennifer@heylittlemother.com said...

I love the pink lemonade theme! It's so bright and inviting- how could you NOT be happy looking at this? Great job, thanks for the inspiration!

Katie Adams said...

I love your front porch adn thanks for for sharing what you spent money on. It looks fabulous! I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shelley said...

You are so clever! I would have never thought to do that with the rug AND your pillows look expensive! Great job honey! I am finding your link at the party over at "I Gotta Create!"

Thank you also for visiting me earlier on Piggy In Polka Dots!!

Shelley

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Fishtail Cottage said...

Would love to have come over to Fishtail Cottage and share your post at this weeks Garden Party! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! xoxo, tracie

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

I love the bright colors especially the floral pillows.

Therena Taylor said...

So gorgeous! I love the yellow and pink color combo!

Therena @ littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

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amy said...

Love the fresh cheerful feeling your porch has now with all the pops of yellow! Good work.

Jen E said...

Hi, I have been looking for those yellow trellis table cloths for my best friends bridal shower. Could you please share where you found them for such a great price?

Jen

Jen E said...

Hi, I have been looking for those yellow trellis table cloths for my best friends bridal shower. Could you please share where you found them for such a great price?

Jen

Chelsea said...

Cute porch!! I found you at 30 homemade things. I have been trying to figure out how I can "cutesy" up my porch. You have some great ideas!!
www.asilivewithanxiety.blogspot.com

Ann Peterson said...

Where did you get your bench? I know I have seen it somewhere but can't figure out where. Love the porch!

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