By The Wall St Journal, Mar 28, 2017 – 12:06:17A DIY project is an excellent way to give your home a new personality.
For example, imagine you have a backyard that’s filled with flowers, and you want to turn the entire thing into a garden.
There are many ways to do that, but the simplest is to spray your yard with acrylic paint and paint the top of the fence to create a lush, green-colored garden.
A DIY home decorator named Jessica Hesse says she uses acrylic paint to build her home in an environmentally friendly way.
Hesse, who lives in Florida, started painting her backyard in the fall of 2016, but she didn’t know it would become so popular.
“I didn’t think it would be as popular as it is now,” she says.
Hess started with some acrylic paint on the outside of her house, then added a few coats of acrylic paint that she sprayed on her patio.
She says she was able to make a garden that looked like it was made entirely of acrylic.
“You can paint the outside in and it just looks like a flower bed,” she explains.
Hes paint made a noticeable difference in the way her garden looked.
“The grass just grew, the plants grew, and there were no weeds,” she notes.
She’s also happy with how the flowers turned out.
“It’s amazing, because I can see them now in the wintertime and they’re just amazing,” she laughs.
Hespes garden is now filled with the kind of plants that her friends call “chirps,” because the leaves are white.
She calls them “chocolate-colored flowers.”
She’s also noticed that the flowers that she put in her garden have more color.
“That’s because I put it in a very dark area, because my husband’s not too fond of seeing them in daylight,” she explained.
Hedes family, who’s in their 80s, have been living in Florida for 25 years.
Her father, who also lives in the state, was born in the United Kingdom.
“My husband and I moved here, and we grew up in this beautiful area,” she recalls.
She adds that she never thought her backyard would become a home.
“As long as I can remember, it’s been a garden,” she admits.
Hees father bought his first home in the U.K. when he was 20, and he still has it.
“There’s not a lot of people who know what a backyard is,” she continues.
“When I see something in a garden, it is amazing.
It’s like the sun is shining on my garden.
It is beautiful.”