Woman stuns thousands with STUNNING DIY garden transformation

A WOMAN stunned thousands of DIY fans when she shared her gorgeous garden renovation, which she and her fiance did without any professional help.

She and her fiance made their English garden into a total haven, and commenters agree it’s giving off "Ibiza vibes".

The “before” pictures show that Amy’s garden was dingy and grey, while the “after”, however, shows a garden fit for a magazine spread.

Speaking to The Sun, Amy, 26, described how she and fiance Sam, 27, made over the whole space themselves.

The 26-year-old procurement analyst said her fiance started work on the garden in March, but she didn’t get involved until later on.

She explained: “Sam started at the beginning of March and did one or two days a week digging and doing all the manual labour in the rain! I joined once the weather was nice!”

The pair did the entire project by themselves, with absolutely no professional help.

She said: “We moved into our first home in July 2020, garden needed a little TLC to give us the extra space we needed. 

“Sam did all the manual labour, including digging up the bushes, roots etc which was a lot harder work than it looked! 

“He then laid his first patio reusing the patio slabs he had taken up for us to keep it as cost friendly as possible and he laid the grass.



“We had no professionals help, just a few tips which is quite rewarding to see the results we have managed ourselves, not perfect but perfect for us!”

Amy, who regularly shares DIY tips on her Instagram profile, worked hard at the finer details.

She hand-painted the patio tiles, which was seriously time consuming, but got absolutely beautiful results. 

She said: “I used dizzy duck designs stencil to transform the patio, using masonry paints and a patio sealer. 

“We both worked together to get the garden ready for summer.”

Amy explained that the manual labour was tough for pub manager Sam, who had never done anything like that before. 


“The manual labour part was the hardest for Sam as he hadn’t done anything like this before, from pulling out the roots that had been there years and years and laying the patio!”

The project came to a total of £600, with Amy and Sam saving loads by undertaking the project on their own.

“We wanted to keep it as cost-friendly as possible.

“For materials such as sand, cement, tools, topsoil, turf, fence panels, removal of waste, paint, approx around £600 but that isn’t including the garden furniture and decorative bits.”


Amy curated her perfect garden with furniture and decorations from highstreet favourites.

The double egg chair is from B&M Bargains, the white solar lanterns is from Dunelm, and the sofa set is from Argos.

Amy said the pair, who are both from Lytham St Annes, are excited for a summer in their outdoor haven. 

“We’re finally able to sit out there and relax! We love every little bit!”

Commenters were blown away by the DIY oasis.

One wrote: “You have created a ‘Little Eden’. Well done!”

“Love this! The white is stunning!”, said another admirer.

Many congratulated Amy and her fiance on their hard work.

One commenter wrote: “What an amazing accomplishment! I absolutely love it!”

For more home DIY stories, this woman gave her ‘boring’ kitchen a multicoloured makeover but people think she’ll never be able to sell her home.

Plus, this single mum built a new FLAT inside my £139k home – and rents it out for extra cash.

Previously, experts shared tips to save up to £11.5k on your DIY home renovations – from changing your taps to painting the skirting boards.

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