Spring is finally here, and with it comes an influx of outdoor renovation projects, which are my favorites. Do I love them best because I have no backyard? Probably, but I see no harm in enjoying the vicarious thrill of watching people weed, plant and build their dream gardens. If the time comes for me to own a little plot of outdoor space, you can bet I’ll be taking tips from Before & Afters like this one.
Using almost entirely salvaged materials and performing their own laborious weed exorcism, Clayton and Chaz created a beautiful, serene space on an extremely limited budget. I find it incredibly inspiring to see such a wealth of great materials; it just takes patience and perseverance to seek them out and a lovely, simple design to let the beauty of those raw materials show through. Great work, guys! — Kate