Hey there friends! I am beyond thrilled you have stopped by for a look at what I’ve been up to!! The reveal of my One Room Challenge backyard makeover! If this is your very first visit to my blog, welcome. I’m Sonya, the budget decorator and home styling southern girl who loves teaching women that beautiful doesn’t have to be expensive.
The One Room Challenge is the brain child of Linda from Calling it Home blog. This is the 4th time I have participated and while it can get stressful it is totally worth it. I must take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU for the most heart felt responses I received via email, blog comments and social media messages after last weeks update post.
If you missed my week one post showing all the before shots be sure you check it out. Here is a reminder.
Backyard Makeover Reveal One Room Challenge Spring 2018
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While I know you are only here for all of the photos I want to share what all transpired. Below is the original list of what I thought I would like
- Paint Shed- DONE: Behr Exterior Paint on Cracked Pepper
- Stain fence – DONE
- Stain Deck (am I crazy??) – Cleaned, no stain.
- Paint Glider – DONE
- Deck Furniture – Didn’t buy new, rearranged existing pieces
- Patio Furniture – Nothing New
- Benches for Table – DONE
- Built in server table by Smoker – Maybe later 🙂
- Maybe do a dry brush treatment to Farm Table – Decided against this.
- Potted Plants – DONE
- Clean Windows and Door – DONE
- Spread pine needles –DONE
Staining the fence and painting the shed were hard BUT the impact is so obvious. I am totally in love with it. I chose the Slate color solid stain and the color Cracked Pepper for the shed both by Behr. My professional sprayer saved me hours upon hours of time. You can shop the exact one in my curated Amazon Shop.
Choosing dark colors for exteriors allows it to blend in with the trees. Exactly what I was hoping would happen.
The farm tables and benches are a blessing to have for our big families. This appears to be one long table but is actually two 7 foot long tables and two benches.
My sister loaned me the big green vase from her shop. You can see more of her wonderful finds at Upcountry Living.
We took our existing chaise loungers and moved them to the deck. I purchased a new rug and the blush color pillows from Walmart to give the space a little fun. The wooden teak table I found at TJ Maxx for only $39.
Are you on a budget? Do it yourself! Paint, stain, clean, etc. Styling each of the spaces with things you already have at home is the best way to make it feel new.
I am thrilled with how it all turned out. Even now, after only buy a few accessories, I would do all of the hard work all over again. I hope this inspires you. Don’t let the ability to not be able to buy all new things stop you from making the things you have look beautiful. Take care of what you already have.
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