Mom spent $40 on an old, dirty door, transforms it into a beautiful piece for the home

I know that for many of us, space is a never-ending issue and when the weather gets warmer,

we just want to be outside relaxing and enjoying the good weather. However, a neglected backyard could make all those recreational activities non-existent and what we are going to do for you all today, is show you how to turn that eyesore into a sight to behold (exterior home decor). The muse will be my neglected backyard of course and trust me when I tell you all I had the gardener do was cut the lawn because I am afraid of snakes (laughs). Now in my backyard, I have this old fence that is just there, literally it fences nothing, it has been placed in the yard for a future diy I imagine that just never came to fruition. So now that we have a reason to revive it and make it lovely, why not bring all our fellow home (home design blogs) makers along for the ride. Okie dokie, so asI was saying- old fence – my backyard – repurpose (custom home designs). I am going to create two mirror window panes and use it to make the small space seem larger and I have just the perfect old window frames for the job. Each window had four separate glass panes and I cut pieces of mirror to that exact size and using a glue gun I stuck them on (renovation home ideas); next I put two nails each into the sides and tied some twine around them to use on the nails that I put into the fence to hold them securely up (home ideas design).

After I did that I wanted to make a stone path in front of the fence that would be illuminated by some rope lighting (cool idea huh!), I got the stones from a home depot store as well as the rope lights and simply cordoned off a certain area in front of the fence. It was starting to look like people cared about their backyard again (smile). Next, I opted for some tiki torches, because why not? We’re outside we want to keep the bugs away and it was to make some citronella torches using some old wine bottles we had laying around. The first thing I did was pour the citronella oil into the bottles and wrap some electrical tape around the metal coupling so that it will be nice and snug in the opening of the bottle, next we will take a long wick and insert it through the coupling and into the bottle with the citronella oil. For a more rustic feel, I wrapped the widest part of the bottles with some rope and I thought it looked good and gave added more life to the decor. Finally, I brought out my table and chairs and put my feet up because let me tell you how much like Hawaii it looked (not as good, but close!). Maddy and I hope you enjoyed this project with us and we wish you guys all the best when you tackle your own backyard makeovers.

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I will be using some old window frames to give the illusion of a larger space. | home decor inspiration.

I will be using some old window frames to give the illusion of a larger space. | home decor inspiration.

My window frames will be a major player in making my small backyard look more spacious, I actually got this idea from watching my mom decorate her clients’ homes (home decor inspiration).

This is what we will be working with (and around) for this backyard makeover. | home decor projects.

This is what we will be working with (and around) for this backyard make over. | home decor projects.

Welcome to our backyard makeover (home decor projects). This is our very own dilapidated fence that will soon be the star of the show!

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Cutting up some pieces of the mirror for the window panes. | home decoration tips

Cutting up some pieces of mirror for the window panes. | home decoration tips

Momma always taught me if I want space then break out the mirrors (home decoration tips) and that’s exactly what we are doing here. Cutting mirrors to fit onto the glass panes in the window frames.

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Get your hot glue gun out and glue the mirrors to the panes of the window. | home design lover

Get your hot glue gun out and glue the mirrors to the panes of the window. | home design lover

As a home design lover and frequent DIY participate(r), I own an amazing glue gun and I use it for everything, including gluing the mirrors to the window.

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This what the mirrored panes would look like after you glue them on the frame. | home design blogs

This what the mirrored panes would look like after you glue them on the frame. | home design blogs

The home design blogs will tell you to be careful when placing the mirrors on the glass panes, too rough and you end up with broken glass everywhere and a ruined diy project.

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I put a couple nails in the back of the window frame and attached some twine.

I put a couple nails in the back of the window frame and attached some twine.

So I used some twine and a couple nails to hold the windows up on the fence.

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Hanging up one of the finished mirror frames, it looks awesome.

Hanging up one of the finished mirror frames, it looks awesome.

I am taking my time and installing the rustic windows on the fence and making sure that it’s hanging straight, the place looks bigger already!

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Now we want to create some tiki torches out of old wine bottles.

Now we want to create some tiki torches out of old wine bottles.

I know you guys are like Maddy and I and have a few old wine bottles laying around, get them out and let’s turn them into tiki torches!

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Taping up our coupling device with some electrical tape.

Taping up our coupling device with some electrical tape.

My coupling device was too slender and wasn’t fitting snugly into the mouth of the bottle, so I wrapped some electrical tape around it and the problem was solved.

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I am inserting the wick into the citronella oil in the bottle.

I am inserting the wick into the citronella oil in the bottle.

Get a long enough wick for the length of the bottle you choose, because too short and you have problems and mosquito bites.

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I am adding some rope twine to the bottle for a rustic effect.

I am adding some rope twine to the bottle for a rustic effect.

I wanted to add a bit more rustic feel to the decor so I added some rope to the widest part of the bottle.

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I am really proud of my wine bottle decorating talents!

I am really proud of my wine bottle decorating talents!

It might seem inconsequential but this was my idea and I like the outcome of the rope bottles!

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The stone path is now being created to section off a small part in front of the fence.

The stone path is now being created to section off a small part in front of the fence.

You can buy some stones at any home decor store, they aren’t expensive and you won’t need too much to create a mock path.

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Well rocks, not stones per se…looks good though!

Well rocks, not stones per se...looks good though!

Definitely, a rock path. The rope lights that I put alongside it has illuminated the way around the once forgotten fence.

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I can sit outside now in comfort with my new and improved backyard decor.

I can sit outside now in comfort with my new and improved backyard decor.

“Honey, bring me my drink please!” Just kidding! As you guys can see what the backyard now looks like compared to before and it didn’t take any large amount of money to spruce it up!

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