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Outdoor Oasis: An Affordable Backyard Makeover

A design-loving, bargain-hunting blogger turns a backyard makeover on a budget to create a relaxing outdoor oasis.

Blogger Kate Riley of the blog Centsational Girl turned her barren backyard into an outdoor oasis on a budget.
Photo By Kate Riley
Before she created her cabana oasis, blogger Kate Riley had a drab patio overlooking gorgeous views of her backyard vineyards. She and her husband wanted to transform the 13-by-16-foot space into a spot for relaxation and entertainment, creating an open, breezy outdoor room.
Photo By Kate Riley
Kate adorned a steel gazebo with curtains she made from linen sheets she found at a local outlet. Indoor/outdoor cushions allowed her to reuse her outdoor furniture set. She added an FSC-certified wood slat table, a coffee table she made from a secondhand trunk, side tables made of two reclaimed wine barrels and handmade accent pillows.
Photo By Kate Riley

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