Porch Glider and Table

I used my Five-Dollar Savings Plan again!!!!

Click here to read more about how it works in detail….the overview is that you save every $5 you come across, and save it to buy yourself something. 

Now, here’s my new setup! I bought a glider and a table!


So, I started with $275. I thought of many things to spend this on. The only one I can remember right now is a new point-and-shoot camera (the one I have now is more than 10 years old). Anyway, I finally decided on furniture for my porch/patio!

Why? Because the sun sets riiiiiight there. Quite the view in the evenings. 


Ok, so I had a $275 budget. 


And I REALLY wanted a swing. For my porch. See? It needs something to keep the gnomes company. 

But, after much measuring, I decided that a swing won’t work. Too small of an area. You see, it would FIT, but then I wouldn’t be able to get into my front door…so I was looking for chairs…so I went looking for chairs with my 2 awesome girls. 

And I found a glider at Home Depot!


But I wasn’t sold. I tend to like dark furniture. That seat was so light. 

Then Natalie found this set! 

They didn’t have the glider in the store, but she saw it in the booklet!!!

So, I went home and looked at it online, measured my porch, and tried to decide…


It looks lighter in that picture, but the one at the store was darker…so I went with it! I did it!

Now, I had paid for it online, so I had to take my $5 bills and deposit them into the bank…


I chose to have it delivered to the store (shipping was free that way), and my friend and his Jeep helped me get it home. 


Then it was time to assemble!


And I did it! And I felt great! It was beautiful!


And then I had sticky stuff on the metal from the stickers that they’d put on it….but I know how to deal with THAT!

After it was all cleaned off, I took it outside!

Then I realized I needed a table. I had $40 left, so I went searching…at Target. 


And I found one!!! 


Now, excuse the night picture, but check it out!


And hey, check it out! I’ve still got $15 to start me off for next time!


Now, go forth and save!

I’ll just be here enjoying my porch…


Click here if you want to learn more about the $5 savings plan.

Click below to see other things I have bought with my $5 savings plan:
A Kitchen Aid
Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection
A sitting apparatus…well, 2


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3 responses to “Porch Glider and Table

  1. lsherm

    This brings back memories…. slowly saving for and collecting the things that feel like they belong in your heartspace. I bought our first washer and dryer on credit and paid for them by depositing $0.25 in a jar each time I washed or dried a load of clothing. Sometimes the idea saves one from mistakes. Something may appear to be just fine on the outside, but somehow the unseen “felt sense”, the gestalt, is that it doesn’t “feel peaceful”, somehow does not belong in one’s heartspace.

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