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Ugly Duckling House’s Backyard Makeover

November 4th, 2013

Sometimes, in the process of decorating indoors, we can forget about our outdoor living spaces. I’m definitely guilty of this! But with a little bit of work and a few simple additions, anyone can turn their  lawns into the go-to setting for relaxing and entertaining guests.

Sarah from the DIY home improvement and decorating blog The Ugly Duckling House recently embarked on a backyard makeover project. In her post, she detailed the many ways she spruced up her outdoors. Some of it was basic maintenance — clearing weeds and pruning. She also built a fence using scrap wood and added wicker chairs and brightly colored flowers. What came out is an inviting and lovely space for family and friends to enjoy.

 
What I particularly love about this makeover is that it’s an affordable way to make your backyard beautiful. The project itself goes back to the heart of DIY.   It relies on work and creativity, as motivated homeowners create beautiful spaces on a budget. Using home tools and a bit of elbow grease, you can turn scrap wood into a traditional fence and an overgrown plot into an idyllic garden. With some potted plants and a few wicker chairs, your area can be a delightful spot where family and friends can hang out and relax.

backyard with an orchid fence and vibrant blooms

 
This project presents even more opportunities to improve your backyard. The scrap wood can be turned into a fence where you can grow lovely flowers. A climbing garden adds visual appeal as well as a pleasant floral scent to your space.  If you love entertaining, place a wicker table and an outdoor umbrella to create a makeshift dining space. For even more character, add some more potted plants.

Don’t let that unused space go to waste. Take inspiration from The Ugly Duckling House’s lovely backyard update and give your home exteriors a new look.

 

About

Jennifer Lutz is a design and decorating enthusiast who has over a decade of experience staging professional home décor photo shoots. Her expertise also includes home design for special events such as holiday gatherings and family celebrations. She collaborates with clients and other design professionals to transform ordinary rooms into stunning spaces.

A mother of four lively children, she has quickly become a shortcut guru, making each holiday (Christmas in particular) a special, memory-filled event while staying within a budget and balancing a very full life. How does she do it? With creative, affordable, quick and easy projects for the holidays and the home.

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