Front Porch Makeover

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:
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{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,

Comments

  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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. :)

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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

  5. says

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

    Dee at the Carlton

  6. says

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

  7. says

    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!

  8. says

    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

  9. says

    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

  10. says

    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

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