Outdoor Transformation Challenge…The Big Reveal!

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Outdoor Transformation Challenge...The Big Reveal

THANK YOU to Creator’s Studio by Rust-Oleum for this awesome gift and THANK YOU to EVERYONE who supported my submission!!!

The Challenge Submission: Park View Has Potential…BackYard Beautify!

You may have followed along with our progress via this Inspiration Board:

And, hopefully you saw the Soft Reveal photos: https://creatorsstudio.chaordix.com/topics/1-community-cafe/submissions/126...


My backyard was a big eye sore and it made me nervous to have my kids running around on the uneven concrete and near the raised brick planters. And it was just UGLY! Kinda embarrassing since our backyard can be seen from the park.

Things to note:

1) The before picture: Trashy overhang, mossy roof, overgrown shrubs and trees, raised brick planters, uneven concrete, rickety sliding door, and aluminum windows (one gets replaced with a door!), to name a few...

2) This makeover consumed our entire summer! We had our ups and downs, stresses, and concerns, but we're happy with the result and more than ready to sit back and enjoy.

3) The MAJORITY of what is on the list below are things we (my husband and I) HAVE NEVER done before. If we can do this transformation, then you can too!

Here's a quick run-down of everything we’ve done to this back yard:

  • Removed several shrubs and trees
  • Removed the old patio cover, the sunken concrete patio, and the brick planters
  • Replaced windows and doors (replaced one of the windows with a door)
  • Installed window trim
  • Poured a new concrete patio, scored it, and sealed it
  • Built steps to the doors, stained, sealed
  • Fixed the soffit/fascia that was missing from the house when we removed the patio cover (surprise)
  • Removed moss from roof, cleaned
  • Washed the house and wiped down with WipeNew ReColor
  • Planted grass
  • Installed the chimney vent hood
  • Painted and installed shutters
  • Built window box and installed
  • Built wood slice table, wooden bench, and pallet sign
  • Painted the rug
  • Hung lights
  • Added flower pots/flowers and plants
  • There were a few other miscellaneous items, but this was the gist of it

Photos are attached!  I hope you've enjoyed this makeover and that it inspires you to take on your next project!

~Kindest Regards~


You can follow more of the details here: Creatively Living


Rust-Oleum Products Used:

Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint, Satin White

Concrete Sealer, Natural Sealer

Sporex Cleaner

Wipe New ReColor

Concrete Prep & Accessories Anti-Skid Additive

Inverted Marking Paint Spray (Fluorescent Orange)

Stops Rust® Protective Enamel Spray (charcoal gray)

Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellac, Clear Transparent (brush on, not spray)

Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Multi-Purpose Satin Brush-on Premium Latex Pain...

Varathane Premium Spar Urethane (Clear Gloss)

Various Cleaning Supplies