a backyard makeover: before

Last year, I won an e-design for one room with Annabelle of Stylish Design Services. I had a hard time choosing which room I wanted to design, and finally asked if we could design my backyard.  Annabelle readily agreed.

She turned this

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into this.

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I love Annabelle’s ideas, and I CANNOT wait to get started on the plans for my backyard and turn this vision into reality.

For more garden inspiration take a look at these backyard spaces and gorgeous landscapes.

See you in class,

Mrs. Hines

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. Hi, Sharon

    How lovely and I can’t wait to see the finished results too.


  2. That makes two of us, Vanessa. LOL. I think I’ll get to start next week. I’ll take y’all on the ride with me.

  3. Now that is exciting! I love to chill in our backyard since we gave it a facelift last year.

  4. Thank you for sharing in my excitement, Debbie. Now only, if our backyards were closer to one another. ;)

  5. Looking forward to some great backyard BBQ weather myself! It looks like a great plan…have fun with it!

  6. Looks like you have a great plan Sharon…cannot wait to see the reveal!!

  7. OH! I need a backyard makeover – I sure wish someone would wave a magic wand at my house…

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