After revealing last week how my husband and I have become complete and total gardening nerdsgrown lots of veggies, I am excited to reveal, *drum roll please*......our entire backyard. We have worked many long, hard hours (even sacrificing time with friends) to take this space from a concrete dump (quite literally) to something where we can relax and entertain. $500, 19 trips to Lowe's, 15 trips to Ikea, 10 bags of soil, 5 bags of mulch, a couple of furniture pulls from the side of the road, a few good finds on Craig's List, 2 trips to CT to pick up our seating area furniture, 1 ridiculous month-long search for solar-powered globe lights (they apparently don't exist for under $100), and more seeds and plants than I can count and #operationbkbackyardmakeover is complete. We still have plans for a few things here and there (like staining the wooden bench that Mr. RC made and adding plant name tags) but for now we're spending time just enjoying our little slice of outdoor Brooklyn. I hope you like the pictures (because there are about a million of them #sorrynotsorry) and get some backyard ideas for your own outdoor space. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything in the comments (just so we're clear, by 'anything' I mean anything pertaining to the backyard ideas and outdoor space makeovers, not like "Is there extraterrestrial life outside our atmosphere?" and "How many gum balls does a gum ball machine hold?"). FYI, sources of products are listed at the bottom and part 1 of our reveal was posted here. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Old $10 Ikea shelves that we stained + waterproofed
Free table from Craig's List + DIY bench
From L to R- chair + couch are Pier 1 given to us by my father-in-law, the black and white striped "cover" is a blanket from Ikea, and the other chair we found on the side of the road
Some of the little critters we see in our garden
Bar Cart + Stools- a DIY made from a piece of Ikea furniture found in the free section of Craig's List, tutorial here Grill- Target Plant Stand- Ikea shelving, stained by us Table- Ikea via free section of Craig's List Bench- DIY by Mr. RC Lounge Chair- found on the side of the road Spool Table- found on the side of the road Couch, Chair & Cushions- Pier 1 via my father-in-law Black and White Striped Blanket (currently acting as a couch cover)- Ikea Fire Pit- Lowe's String Lights- Ikea Copper Watering Can- Target (smaller one here) Copper Bin- Marshalls (similar one here) BK Letters- Marshalls (similar here and here) Door "Screen"- sheer curtain from Ikea Pots- Lowe's, my father-in-law, old tomato cans, Ikea, Goodwill, and a wooden toy box found on the side of the road