We picked up the red storage bench from JC Penney Outlet online, only $99! Sure, it's probably not meant to sit outdoors and I probably should have shellacked it or something to protect it from the elements but I am extremely impatient (or lazy) so outside it went!
The green mat is from Target and it was the 1st thing I bought when we put a bid on our house back in November. I'm not thrilled with the red and green look but I love them both too much to part with either. Moving on...the white ceramic table was a steal from HomeGoods for $40. Sitting on top is the most adorable little red bird that I found in Lowe's outdoor section for $8. It's a whole lotta unexpected cute from Lowe's.
The kid? She came from my brother and is my official dandelion picker.
So, it's a start. As soon as things calm down a bit, I can get my new light fixture installed, my black shutters put on and some purty plants and flowers a potted. So stay tuned for more improvements.