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Dramatic Backyard Makeover

8 Changes Made This Backyard Unrecognizable (Hint: 3 Involve Paint!)

Today, Jamin and Ashley Mills's backyard is an outdoor oasis, but it wasn't long ago that the space was an eyesore and source of frustration for the couple, who write The Handmade Home. With some sweat, tears, and a backyard saving fund, they made eight changes to their yard that completely transformed the look of the space — and most of them are DIY-friendly! What was "blah" is now beautiful. Check out what they changed, see dramatic before and after pictures below, then head to The Handmade Home for the full story.

Major Design Changes:

  1. Painted the home a lighter color
  2. Added homemade shutters
  3. Painted the backdoor in bright yellow
  4. Painted the concrete patio
  5. Extended patio with pavers and a fire pit
  6. Built a garden box
  7. Installed a pergola
  8. Decorated with flea-market furniture and decor

Image Source: The Handmade Home
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