Before & After: A Salvaged Yard Makeover

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Recent college graduates, Clayton & Chaz, were tight on money, but large on outdoor space. By using 95% recycled materials and a lot of sweat equity, they were able to transform their backyard from ho-hum, to shabby chic — with a budget of only $210!

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Painted salvaged wood was used to make the fence, one of the highlights of the yard. In addition, floating planters were made from old industrial light shades and cemetery fencing; CMUs frame a raised bed planter; and an old sink, salvaged wood, a ceramic telephone pole insulator, and rocks were used to create a fountain. Here's what Clayton & Chaz had to say about their project:

Basically we had to clear out the backyard first to get a better feel for what the yard should look like. We had a brainstorming get-together to look through Sunset magazines, come up with a color palette, and buckle on the main components (e.g., planter box, water feature, new fence). Then we went dumpster diving at the architecture department and old dilapidated houses. Then we just tried to work with the things that we found (like the old industrial lamp shades and cemetery fencing).

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