Confession: I come from a Disney
-obsessed family, to the point where I've been to Disney World
about 12 times. But just when I thought I had seen everything Mickey-related comes a new HGTV show called "My Yard Goes Disney
." The program transforms ordinary yards into enchanting spaces that kids and adults will love.
Though it premieres Monday, June 6 at 8 PM ET/PT, HGTV has given us a peek into some really amazing backyards. Let's go see...
This was my absolute favorite project from the Disney
makeover: An overturned teapot play house. Don't you love the pretty blue bell flowers around the pot? My inner 5-year-old is so jealous.
The Bradburns (the lucky family who won this makeover) live next door to Grandma, so the designers decided to connect the two backyards with a hand-powered train.
This Mickey Mouse garden feature is the easiest part of this makeover to DIY. Just colorblock bold-hued flowers, like petunias and mums. It's great for those little bare patches of grass that can pop up during the warmer months.
Mickey's sorcerer's hat creates a partially-shaded play area for an active toddler. The blue material used underneath the hat is composed of cushioned all-weather tiles, normally used for playgrounds. Its blue hue creates a unified look, but also keeps the tiles from getting too hot in the sunshine.
This makeover is for a different family, who wanted a backyard area that reminded them of their Disney Cruise Line vacations. The problem? They have a small backyard. No problem: The whimsical water feature and a princess-worthy stage (for a daughter who loves to perform) telegraph "Disney" but take up minimal space.
A small-scale pool shaped to look like Mickey Mouse bridges the transition from patio to yard.
The nearby pirate ship helps extend the play area and drives home the nautical theme.
And finally, here's a jungle-themed fire pit designed for a family who loved Disney's Animal Kingdom.
To see these makeovers in action, tune in to HGTV on June 6th at 8 PM ET/PT to see the premiere, or check out the HGTV "My Yard Goes Disney" show page
, where you can also enter to win a vacation to Disneyland or Disney World until July 18th. And to see the behind-the-scenes, visit the show's Facebook page
. (My Disney-obsessed sister has already "liked" it.)
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