I transformed my backyard for $930 – all the items were from Lowe's, I even built a privacy fence | The Sun

A DIY expert has transformed her backyard into an ideal summer hangout spot for less than $1,000.

She purchased all the items from Lowe's and even built a privacy fence.

Stef (@couchstef) is an interior design and DIY expert with a knack for budget-friendly projects.

According to her TikTok bio, she shows viewers the lazy girl way to furnish and decorate on a budget.

In one video, she shared how she and her partner were able to DIY her backyard for less than $1,000, with her unique hacks to save money.

She pinned a viewer comment at the top that asked how it was all under $1,000, so she revealed the price breakdown for many features of the home renovation project.

The brown wood stain for her lattice privacy fence was $10, and extra miscellaneous paint supplies were $25.

The actual fence cost $400, and five gallons of fence stain was $170, with the cement paint coming up to $27.

In terms of specificity, she got 12 bags of white goose egg stone at $6.50 per page, which came up to a surprising $87.

On top of that, the landscape edging and stakes, and weed mats were only $40 in total.

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When it came to outdoor decorations, solar-powered lanterns were $45, hanging brackets cost $16, LED string lights were $150, and a wicker mirror was $16 above the outdoor bench cushions worth $20.

To accessorize the fences, she added fake plants and terra cotta pots for $14.

Everything else she added to her backyard she already owned.

In total, the project only cost $930, but the satisfaction was priceless.

People were fascinated with how much money was saved from doing the task themselves.

"This just increased your home value by wayyy more than $1k too," a viewer commented.

"This is very cool bestie!!" another praised.

"Was the landlord down for the upgrade right away or did you have to convince them?" a TikTok user inquired.

"Ummm I had to work on convincing for quite a while. It was 'in the works' for months and I had to convince him of the style too," Stef replied.

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"So you upgraded the landlord's property, genius," another chimed in.

The content creator wrote back that he paid for all the materials and she got paid for it and gets to enjoy the space.

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