A mother-of-three has transformed her backyard into a stunning Hampton’s-inspired haven – complete with $19 solar lights, a pizza oven and an outdoor day bed.
Eleesha Quinn, from Queensland, used neutral coloured items from Bunnings to create a ‘Mediterranean meets coastal vibe’ space.
The 35-year-old interior enthusiast spent just four weeks building the ultimate patio from scratch with the help of her husband and father.
A mother-of-three has transformed her backyard into a stunning Hampton’s-inspired haven – complete with solar lights, a pizza oven and an outdoor day bed
Eleesha Quinn, from Queensland, used neutral coloured items to create her dream space
What kind of items did Eleesha use?
Lytworx Warm White Milky Ball Party Solar Light – 20-pack: $19 x 3
Northcote Pottery X-Large White Terrazzo Moon Pot: $85.10
Northcote Pottery 55cm White Extra Large Terrazzo Egg: $99.98
Giant Bird of Paradise plant: $132
Eden 80cm Grigio Ribiera Plastic Pot: $299
Home Bazar 80X40cm Rattan Resort Coffee Table: $159
Home Bazar Bundung Chair: $129 x 2
Dulux Weathershield 15L Low Sheen Vivid White Exterior Paint: $225
Dulux 10L Rapid Finish Low Sheen Bright Base Exterior Paint: $148 x 3
Intergrain 10L Water Based Merbau UltraDeck Exterior Timer Stain: $299
Overall total: $2,843.08
‘We needed to clear out the existing garden bed and rubbish from the area. The fences needed to be removed and replaced and lots of heavy rocks taken away,’ she explained.
‘So grateful to my hubby and dear old dad for helping me to create this space. I know many hours will be spent relaxing and entertaining here for years to come.’
The family were able to save a fortune just by doing the DIY job themselves.
Once the timber decking was assembled, along with sandstone paving, they applied a long lasting, water based finish to the base to protect from the destructive effects of weathering and ageing.
From there, Eleesha styled the space with $19.99 solar lights, a $757 cast iron pizza oven, a giant bird of paradise plant, a $159 rattan resort coffee table and a rattan chairs.
The 35-year-old interior enthusiast styled the space with chic chairs which cost $129 each
The family created a ‘Mediterranean meets coastal vibe’ by using sandstone paving, palm trees, white rock, a pizza oven area and of course, hanging chair and day bed
‘They say a change is as good as a holiday, and we would have to agree,’ she said.
‘Feels like a completely different time zone. We were trying to create a very Mediterranean meets coastal vibe by using sandstone paving, palm trees, white rock, a pizza oven area and of course, hanging chair and day bed.
‘What feels more like “relaxing in the Mediterranean” then laying on a day bed under the palm trees while cooking up an outdoor feast.
‘This portable pizza oven would have to be a favourite purchase for this space. With all the incredible benefits of cooking in a pizza oven.’
They spent four weeks creating a dream space, which includes a day bed under the palm trees
The mother-of-three said her favourite purchase is the pizza oven because her family will be able to cook up an outdoor feast under the palm trees over summer
Among the bargain buys are a $159 rattan resort coffee table, a hanging chair and solar lights
She is among 60 per cent of Australians who will be more inclined to holiday locally this summer following a turbulent and unexpected year, a new Bunnings research has found.
Ryan Baker, Bunnings’ general manager of operations, said the research found that Australians are now more open to a staycation and are becoming increasingly conscious of spending money locally in support of their local economy amid covid.
‘Spending more time in our homes than ever before, we have been looking for ways to create a living space we can enjoy spending lots of time in, with a third of us having already made improvements to our outdoor areas with many more planning to make changes,’ he said.
‘Outdoor living and greenlife products have been popular, in particular outdoor furniture, playgrounds, barbecues, outdoor lighting and raised garden beds, as Australians make these investments to create a more enjoyable backyard space.’
More than 1,000 shoppers were surveyed in October for the research.