I'm a 30-something-year-old woman who loves all things domestic and cute (#basic), so of course I'm lumped into Target's favorite demographic.  The person who goes in for shampoo and comes out $100 poorer with a cart full of crap she didn't need (see Lizzza).

I don't trust myself to go in there alone anymore, so hubby and I went to pick up a few things the other day and I saw this guy in the back in the gardening and patio section:
Why did I need him?  Where would I put him?  I fell in love, but couldn't justify throwing away $13 on him (because I really am trying to do better with budgeting....really).  However, I remembered seeing his monochromatic cousin in the Dollar Spot.

$3 later, he came home with us!  All it took was some painter's tape, a plastic bag....

...and some spraypaint....

...and now he's worth 4 times as much!   Can't wait to fix up the deck a little more and have him keep watch over my plants.  And maybe pick up a watering can every now and then, if it's not too much to ask...

 Have you ever done a cheaper cheat project like this?  How'd it turn out??