Backyard Makeover Reveal One Room Challenge Spring 2018

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.

One Room Challenge Backyard Makeover Reveal

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.

One Room Challenge Spring 2018

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 in Cracked Pepper
  • Stain fence – DONE: Behr Wood and Fence Stain color Slate
  • 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
Backyard Fence and Shed Makeover
One Room Challenge Spring Backyard Shed Makeover
Backyard Makeover One Room Challenge Spring 2018
One Room Challenge Fence Before and After

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.

ORC Backyard Makeover Shed
Backyard, Patio and Deck Makeover One Room Challenge Spring 2018
ORC Backyard Makeover Shed
Spring Patio Farm Table Styling

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.

Patio Farm Table Build One Room Challenge
One Room Challenge Sonya Barker Backyard Makeover
One Room Challenge Patio Farm Tables
One Room Challenge Spring Patio Makeover
Painted Shed in Behr Cracked Pepper
One Room Challenge S'mores Station
Backyard S'mores Station One Room Challenge
Backyard Games ORC Spring 2018
Backyard Patio Makeover One Room Challenge
Farm Table Centerpiece One Room Challenge

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.

One Room Challenge Spring Deck Makeover
Spring Deck Makeover One Room Challenge
One Room Challenge Deck Table Styling
One Room Challenge Deck Makeover Spring
One Room Challenge Deck Makeover

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.

Backyard Makeover Before and After One Room Challenge

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One Room Challenge Spring 2018 Backyard Makeover Reveal

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  1. Great backyard! I love the shed. Staining was the right call for sure!!

  2. What a gorgeous backyard! All that pinestraw brings back sweet memories of living in Birmingham. This encourages me to create a backyard retreat for our home! What a stunning reveal!

  3. Sonya – this is such a beautiful backyard retreat. Who would have thought to stain their fence black – genius! Love all of your garden touches and decorative finishes. Congrats on another fabulous makeover!

  4. Your long farm tables are awesome and so is the dark fence paired with the dark shed! Love it all!

  5. You have such a beautiful property! I am totally in love with the dark colors you chose for the fence and the shed. It is stunning!

  6. What a beautiful yard! I just love how the trees surround it and make it look so private. I also LOVE your dark paint and stain choices. That shed could be a photo backdrop! Just beautiful!

  7. Wow so much inspiration here. I love the dark stain! Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a great outdoor space! I am so jealous of the gorgeous view. And now I need to go make some smores on our fire pit, lol!! Fantastic job, congratulations!!!

  9. What a beautiful backyard space, Sonya! I love the pops of pink and lilac sprinkled among all the black, white and wood tones – just gorgeous! And how cute to have the hershey’s bars handy and checker pieces in a basket…congrats on all your hard work…such a a lovely space!!

  10. Black, Black, Black! Can I move into your shed please? Congrats, it looks incred!

  11. Oh my gosh it is so great! I love the shed color and the fence color. So much! Now its time to take a break and have a nice refreshment back there 🙂

  12. What a magnificent space! I could gaze into the scenic view of those trees forever. And the black and white accents are perfect! Beautiful, Sonya. Congrats ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

  13. What a beautiful outdoor retreat! Love your garden shed. It blends in with the landscape, but stands out at the same time. If that makes any sense! I would have a hard time pulling myself away from this relaxing yard.

  14. So cute! I love the black stain so much!! The checkerboard is a fun addition, love that! Great work.

  15. I love the black fence and dark shed! I wanted to paint our fence black, but ended up just doing parts of it black. I just love the look. The whole back yard looks fabulous!! Great job!

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