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After: Backyard

Voilà, a welcoming oasis for outdoor entertaining.

H&H style editor Michael Penney transformed the lacklustre 1950s addition on his old home with affordable lattice sheets and windowboxes he made himself. He painted all the wood an outdoorsy green, added a table covered in a bistro tablecloth, comfortable wicker chairs from Ikea, and fresh flowers. Learn more about the backyard transformation.

Read all about Michael's new house — including before shots and DIY projects — in his blog, tour through each floor on Online TV, see the full story in our June 2011 issue, and browse all before and after photos in the online gallery.

  • Photographer: Donna Griffith
  • Source: House & Home June 2011 issue
  • Products: Lattice, lattice colour, Martha Stewart Living China Green Marble (MSL110), The Home Depot; wicker chairs, Ikea.
  • Designer: Michael Penney

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