Outdoor Living: Before & After Transformations

Best of 2011

Outdoor living spaces are a natural extension of your home, and they can be as simple as a quiet corner for meditation or as extensive as a fully xeriscaped front yard. To make your own sanctuary outside of the house, look to these projects for inspirational ideas ranging from outdoor furniture hacks to edible garden additions.

• 1 Before & After: Artemis' Tiny Garden Shed Makeover
• 2 From Scraps To Sensational Garden Bench
• 3 Before & After: From A Bed To A $15 Bench
• 4 Before & After: A $30 Pallet Day Bed
• 5 Before & After: The Great Cane Bar Stool Reuse

• 6 Multi-Tiered Wine Barrel Planter
• 7 Before and After: Stock Tank Gardening Project
• 8 Before & After: A Raised Garden Bed
• 9 Before & After: Modern Wood Slat Fence
• 10 Before & After: Fence Facelift

• 11 Before & After: A Budget Garden Makeover
• 12 Before & After: A Xeriscaped Front Yard
• 13 Before & After: A Beautiful Grass Free Lawn Project
• 14 Before & After: San Diego Garden Renovation
• 15 Before and After: Turf-Free Front Yard

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Welcome to Re-Nest's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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Linda runs the award-winning blog Garden Betty, which chronicles her adventures in the dirt and on the road. She lives on a modern homestead by the sea where she raises backyard chickens, makes farm-to-fork meals, and surfs secret spots with her husband.