DIY // Before & after of my backyard with Home Depot!

05/02/14

DIY Backyard makeover | sugarandcloth.com DIY Backyard makeover | sugarandcloth.com photos by Kimberly Chau Photography 

It actually pains me a tiny bit to upload the before photos of my backyard with all of the pretties I post here on S&C, but you won’t get the full effect unless I do, so this one’s for you guys! My full makeover reveal is on the Home Depot blog today where you can see all of the extra product details, a quick and easy DIY to disguise an ugly air conditioner, and possibly the most random way you could ever use shower curtain liners for decor (can you guess how?!). In the meantime, I’ll give you the before tour…

DIY Backyard makeover | sugarandcloth.com

When I first moved into this house there was nothing but black tarp and messed up pebble stones. My dad actually put in the concrete stepping stone pad and walkway, and filled in the stone just so that the area wasn’t a complete eyesore and the water were drain away from the house. I still never used it much just because it wasn’t something that was within my budget or a huge priority right away.

Now that it’s been a little over a year, it was due time. With the right sized outdoor dining table, some accessories, a whole lot of elbow grease, and DIY power, it looks way different!

DIY before and after backyard makeover | sugarandcloth.com

The left was before, and the right is what it looks like now. Thanks to resilient plants and fake grass, it actually looks lush in the middle of the busy city! I liked sticking to the modern cool grey color tone because it went well with the metal siding and clean lines of the stones and I’m really glad I stuck with it, I love the outcome. DIY Backyard makeover | sugarandcloth.com DIY faux grass stepping stones | sugarandcloth.com

You can see the rest of my backyard DIY’s here: my DIY faux grass stepping stones, my DIY succulent accent wall, and how to disguise a huge air conditioner.

photos by Kimberly Chau Photography – *Materials for this project were courtesy of Home Depot

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14 thoughts on “DIY // Before & after of my backyard with Home Depot!

  1. jewel7013

    Huge applause to you!!! You and Home Depot have me sold on cleaning up my yard and using some of their products and your creative ideas. Seriously, this should be displayed at their store as a “before and after project” FABULOUS!!!!!!!

    I bet you are glad that you spent the hard work and time to take on this project, and now will spend much more time in this lovely space, and those lights hanging down, just the right added touch for a night time evening with friends.

    One of your best projects Ashley! Im heading over to the link for Home Depot blog that you shared to let them know what a fabulous project you have created using their products, well deserved!

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  2. Ursula

    Just lovely! I want to spend time in this backyard with dear friends
    And chilled wine ;) the string lights are my favorite. We just installed some
    Inside in our main living room which had very tall ceilings and it looks so neat.
    Enjoy your beautiful new space ;)

    Ursula

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  3. Amber

    An amazing job!!! Looks stunning. the succulent wall and the hanging lights, wow. Love your style..

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  4. Jovita

    So lovely. I am also in town home in Houston Heights and I need to find a way to hide the AC unit in my patio. How did you attach the trellis? Can seem to find in pictures how you anchored it. Beautiful job. I am inspired to work on my patio now :)

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  5. Amy

    Hello! From what I can see here, I’m super excited to see it all. Unfortunately, I’m not able to link to your completed backyard DIY. I pressed the link (here)button several times too :(.
    I tried pressing the words Home Depot in hopes that might work, but, alas, it was a link to their homepage. I SO want to see it all. May I have the url?
    Thanks!

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