Problem: A new home with front and back porch that required more outdoor furniture than I currently had. And after all the moving expenses, who has the money to throw at new stuff to turn that bare and boring front porch into an inviting welcome?
Solution: Off to Goodwill without much of a plan, but the aisles inspired me with their plethora of fall décor in all shapes and sizes. I picked up a big red basket, a round orange basket, two packages of faux fall leaves, a twig wreath and a couple of ceramic pumpkins; prices ranged from 99¢ to $3.99.
I also found a red throw cushion for $2.99 that was practically new and an oblong metal planter for $1.99. I knew I needed a way to display my fall decor so I picked up a square end table for $24.99. My total so far was under $50.
I also needed seating of some kind and, in my neighborhood, it seems everyone has a rocking chair on one’s porch. I turned to onlinegoodwill.com and bid on a really nice unfinished rocking chair. I won it for $23.99 then painted it white so it would pop off the dark brick on my house. I also lightly sprayed the wreath white and added some burlap and fall leaves.
Time to assemble the look. Along with some local garden-center mums, my existing planter and a box full of pinecones, I was able to create a fall look that wasn’t overly fussy plus it can translate into Halloween and Christmas easily with just a few decoration swaps.
And I got it all at Goodwill for just about $75.