Friday, May 03, 2013

Decorate Your Outdoor Living Space for Under $100! #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge

I was issued a challenge.  Everyone who knows me, knows I love a good challenge. I'm also a "follow the rules" person. I need to follow the rules. Otherwise, life would be total and utter chaos. It would be like Lord of the Flies. Know what I mean?

The challenge: Decorate my outdoor living space for under $100!


I honestly had reservations about this challenge. I didn't think it would be possible.

Could I stay within my $100 budget? What would I get? I envisioned a beautifully manicured yard with flowers in bloom and stunning patio furniture. A porch swing? No, that would be too expensive. A screened in gazebo? Way over my budget.

On my drive to Walmart, my mind started to wander. When I entered the store, my palms began to itch! The excitement of furnishing my outdoor living space was too great!

I went to the gardening section and found lots of greenery and beautiful pots and planters. It would be stunning, but not stunning enough for this challenge.

I spotted these beautiful steel framed stacking chairs in my favourite colour! Aqua and white! I'd only be able to get two chairs and a folding table to keep within my budget. Then I spotted it. A 6 piece patio set! I quickly took photos of both options and BBM'd my husband. Thank goodness for Smartphones! I can't live without my BlackBerry Z10!

Hubby said to get whatever I thought was best. So helpful.

I ended up getting this:

I was completely shocked that this Cranston 6 piece patio set was on sale for only $98! That was totally in my budget!

The Total:
With tax, the patio set came up to $110.74.  Without tax, I kept within budget. If you include tax, I am $10.74 out. I'm not sure if this means I kept within challenge rules. Whichever way you look at it, I still think this was a huge #WalmartFrugalHeroes success!

I am so pleased, and our Little One says she wants to live outside forever and ever!

 I have never seen a four year old get so excited about patio furniture!

Hubby is very impressed that I managed to spruce up our patio at that price range. He says now all he needs is a new BBQ and we're all set for Summer dining outdoors! You can see our BBQ in the background. It's on its last legs! I'm pretty sure this is it's last year in commission.

Did you take the #WallmartFrugalHeroes Challenge? How did you do? What did you buy? Feel free to link up your #WallmartFrugalHeroes posts here:

Thank you so much, Walmart Canada! So thankful to have been invited to take part in the #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge!

Disclosure: I received a $100 Walmart Gift Card to take part in the #WalmartFrugalHeroes Challenge.  All the thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own. 


Julia said...

What a great patio set for under $100! I see many backyard BBQ's in your future.

Kathryn Lavallee said...

I cannot believe that set was less than $100! What a great find! And your little one is the sweetest; my boys love outdoor time too!

Christine McN said...

Love the look of your front porch! Miss you guys!

Christine McN said...

Impressed with your finds too! Thanks so much for your kind words! You're the sweetest! xoxox

Extreme Couponing Mom said...

Looks fabulous and a great buy! If I didn't live in an apartment I definitely would have taken on that challenge because I love the outdoors #bigcitylifeproblems

caninecologne said...

What a great deal! You're such a good shopper! :)

The patio set looks great! That would make me want to eat dinner outside everyday!

Nay. said...

Nicely done! Awesome deals at Walmart. As my DS 7 always reminds me, 'mom there are always thousands of item on rollback!' lol

Stacey said...

This is amazing; I cannot believe you got this under $100! I don't consider tax going over the budget. I went of $3.95 but total came to $99...success in my mind. I love that your gal enjoys the patio set so much; my daughter was playing in a box until Hubs burned it today. lmao These two could be besties!

PS Check out my link up title. ;)

Christine McN said...

Yeah, I had that same problem when I lived in the city. My balcony wasn't big enough for a patio set like this :(

Christine McN said...

I know, right? CRAZY! It's not hard to do when there are always such great deals at Walmart. Helps when we're on a budget :)

Christine McN said...

Wow! Now that's one smart DS7!!!

Christine McN said...

I CANNOT believe what an amazing job you guys did with the outfits! $99 for all of that?! Crazy!

YES! I was dying of laughter when I saw your link up title!! I cannot listen to 80s music without thinking of you and CanadianDadBlog!!!

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