Aug 20, 2023
I gave my backyard a glow
A CONTENT creator has shown her followers her garden's glow-up throughout the years. The influencer joked that it was "third-time lucky" before she found the perfect backyard look. In her video,
A CONTENT creator has shown her followers her garden's glow-up throughout the years.
The influencer joked that it was "third-time lucky" before she found the perfect backyard look.
In her video, TikTok user Sharon O'Connor (@vintiqueupholstery) explained: "I moved in eight years ago, and this is what my backyard looked like, dark, dingy, dank, yuck."
The TikToker showed her followers the closed-in yard just off her kitchen and dining room.
It originally had a concrete ground with rolled tarp lying on the side and a washing line strung across the small area.
Sharon decided to transform the space using leftover fake grass from a friend.
"It was just enough to get almost to the end so I put some white pebbles on the end," she explained.
She also hung a mirror on the trellis at the other end of the small courtyard.
Sharon had originally planned for the area to be a place for her dogs to relieve themselves in the morning.
However, she soon noticed a major issue when it came to keeping the space clean.
"I didn’t know how bad it would smell, fake grass with dog wee," she told viewers.
Sharon continued: "I decided to get rid of it and I put down loads of pebbles and I thought that would be the solution because I can hose it down really easily, I can disinfect it."
However, a clear problem so became evident with the pebbled ground as well.
She explained: "It started to look like a bloody cat litter tray and it was too hard so the dogs never sat out, never sunbathed out there anymore."
After two years, Sharon finally found a way to make the pebbled garden work.
"Extra long porcelain wood-effect tiles, I love them," she told her followers.
"They were so cheap as well and it meant I could still use the pebbles," Sharon explained.
She also pointed out that the slabs helped to disguise the uneven ground.
"The dogs have got something to sunbathe on," she pointed out.
Sharon added: "They pee out there a little bit in the morning, I can hose it down straight away, it doesn’t smell."
She completed the look with a potted palm tree and a yellow woven chair.
TikTok users took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the transformation.
"You didn't give up, I love the final result," wrote one impressed viewer.
Another follower said: "Absolutely love your most recent one. Plus easier on the feet if [you have] no shoes on!"
"I have a similar situation but [with] my cats. The last one is better for what you need and I'm thinking something like that so we can walk but be clean and tidy," commented a third person.