Welcome to the before and after transformation of our small backyard makeover, where a once sparse uninviting space now boasts an enchanting oasis for entertaining.
It actually pains us a tiny bit to upload the before photos our backyard with all of the pretty photography that we post here on Sugar & Cloth.
But you won’t get the full effect of the small backyard makeover unless we do. So this one’s for you guys! Our full makeover reveal is on the Home Depot blog today.
We discussed 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, we’ll give you the before tour…
When we first moved into our townhouse, there was nothing but black tarp and messed up pebble stones in the backyard.
Our 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.
We still never used it much just because it wasn’t something that was within our 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!
Choosing our Backyard Colors
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!
We liked sticking to the modern cool grey color tone because it went well with the metal siding and clean lines of the stones. And we’re really glad that we stuck with the color scheme because we love the outcome.
How to Add Greenery to Your Yard
Our small backyard didn’t get much sunlight for grass to fully grow. Plus, the small was too small to maintain a yard.
Easy DIY Backyard Ideas
Photos by Kimberly Chau Photography | Materials for this project were courtesy of Home Depot