disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wagner.

This was the state of the backyard before.

Actually, this is more of a middle picture.

Let me go all Julie Andrews and start at the beginning. When we purchase the house about a year and a half ago, there were a myriad of fence options going on in this backyard.

(total aside: I love the word myriad and think it should be worked into as many sentences as possible along with plethora and multitudinous.)

The previous owners had put up the wood fence along the back of the property. Where you see the new wood on the fence there was a chain link fence on that side of the yard. There was also a wood gate that opened to let you into the driveway and a wood fence along the street.


That is a LOT OF FENCE.

Or a plethora of fencing.

Take your pick.

Here are a few more pictures of the before.

We added new fencing where the chain link was and added a new top to the fence and removed the wood gate and the wood fencing close to the street to open up the yard.

The fence was in relatively good condition and only needed a few repairs here and there.

But after all that?

We were left with this.

A fence that needed a makeover.

A fence that wanted to look like….


Isn’t it amazing how a little white paint can completely transform a back yard?

(total aside: spring helped with the back yard makeover, too.)

Here’s the before.

And here’s the after.

I seriously cannot get enough of the before and after on this fence.

After we painted it, I totally forgot about how the before looked until I went back and looked at the photos.

Now just between us?

That is a LOT OF FENCE to paint.

A plethora of fence boards.

A myriad of fence panels.

A multitudinous amount of fencing.

No worries.

Because we had this.

The Wagner Flexio Paint Sprayer.

I uploaded this picture so you could see what the paint sprayer looks like before it’s painted about 75 yards of fencing.

And this?

This is the paint sprayer after.

At this point it’s painted about 35 yards of fencing.

And even with paint splatters and paint spray on it?

It’s still going strong.

One of my favorite things about the Wagner Flexio Paint Sprayer is the control nozzle.

It lets you easily adjust the amount of spray that comes out of the sprayer at any one time.

You can start with it adjusted to zero and then turn it up depending on the amount of spray that you need.

You can also adjust whether you want the spray to come out vertically or horizontally by turning the dial on the front of the sprayer.

It’s so easy to use, too.

You just fill up the container with paint and screw it into the paint sprayer.

No messy tubes or trying to connect with paint cans.

Just add paint and go.

It has great coverage, too.

You can see the before and after here. We used an exterior paint from Sherwin-Williams to paint the backyard fence. It’s Sherwin-Williams Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex paint and the color is SW 7006 Extra White.

This is just one coat of paint on the fence boards.

And one more before.

And one more after.

I seriously cannot say enough wonderful things about the Wagner Flexio Paint Sprayer.

That is a LOT of fence to paint and having a paint sprayer made the job so much easier.

The fence is finished.

The back yard is happy.

But there’s no time to rest on our laurels.

Because guess what?

(total aside: please act surprised when I say this.)

I have a MYRIAD of projects planned next for the back yard.

Or a plethora.

Take your pick.

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  1. Image for Susan E. Ronnfeldt Susan E. Ronnfeldt

    Wow! Who would have guessed that some paint would make all the difference in the world! I have some fencing that is in dire need of a white paint makeover! Gotta get me one of those paint sprayers!! Thank you for your inspiration !

  2. Image for Loris Lutke Loris Lutke

    Your house is BEAUTIFUL!! I wish I had your talent... and energy! What a wonderful transformation to your backyard! You should do a book with before and after pictures of your whole house from the time you bought it up until now. AND....include ALL your craft projects & how to do them!! Including ALL your paint colors you used throughout the entire house! I would buy your big thick book in a heartbeat and put it right on my coffee table !!! PLEASE!!!

  3. Image for Linda Miller Linda Miller

    The fence looks amazing! Hope you have a MYRIAD of fun activities planned for the weekend. lol (That IS a great word!)

  4. Image for Erin Kaven Erin Kaven

    Oh I would so have a croquet party (with white dresses and white suits and straw hats) on that beautiful wide flat grass!

    1. Image for Botanic Bleu Botanic Bleu

      KariAnne, Oh, yes, I agree.... a croquet party with white dresses, white suits, and straw hats on your whole family. Wouldn't that be a great photo memory with all your children before the begin leaving the nest. Thinking Denton... Judith

  5. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    LOVE. IT. We're going to be putting a privacy fence around our back yard eventually, and I've been pondering - to paint or not to paint. THAT is the question. Yours is beautiful!!

  6. Image for Beth Y Beth Y

    This definitely looks much better!!! So pretty!! I painted my front door last weekend (after seeing the costs of a new steel door---talk about sticker shock). I was like...yep, we're painting it again....lol! Paint does such wonderful things to totally change the appearance of things. The old and worn out looks new again (in most cases).

  7. Image for Jill Brewster Jill Brewster

    Love the look of your NEW old fence. I was wondering if you were going to have to pull a Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn, but it looks like your paint sprayer did the job instead. Can't wait to see what else you have planned for your back yard. Maybe a fish pond?

  8. Image for glenda schock glenda schock

    I used to love saying "veritable plethora". I'll have to bring that one back from the archives! Love the fence! I would be sitting out there pondering all the possibilities all day! Enjoy!

  9. Image for Colleen Colleen

    I bought a Wagner last year and tried to use it once. It's all about the consistency of the paint! Did you have to thin your paint with water?

  10. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    WOWZA!!!! Looks amazing - and that seems like a very user-friendly sprayer for sure. Transformation is spot on. So bright and clean and cheerful now - well done.

  11. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    Fence looks great in all white. Makes a nice backdrop for everything and looks clean! Many years ago we used a Wagner sprayer to paint my in laws house and it made such a huge difference in the time it took to cover a large 2 story house. I imagine they are even better now with newer technology 😊

  12. Image for june june

    The fence looks awesome! This sprayer intrigues me. We have to replace our 19 year old fence this year...two panels broke off from the last heavy winter snow we had mid April. Our weather here in Minnesota is so hard on wood fences,but we need the privacy from our neighbors because of the closeness of our homes. $9,000 later and yup that is with 10% off and not painted or stained I'm certain it will be beautiful. That's only 150 feet of fence and a gate...nothing fancy. Similar to yours with a lattice top. We were planning to let it weather to gray since our home is gray, but after reading today's post, I see paint in the future:)

  13. Image for Dee Turk Dee Turk

    I am always amazed and why should I be, at the transformation of paint!may I ask if your property connects to any others? The reason I'm asking is because we have white fence in the back that connects to our back neighbors and on our sides the fence is slightly different as well because of repairs and I would love to paint them white as well, but we also connect to two side neighbors. That's the joy of living in CA! I know that is a great company Wagner, and I like the ease of this paint sprayer, sounds like a win-win and what a difference it made in your backyard!

  14. Image for Jillian Jillian

    When I first started reading and looking at the before photos I thought "I love that grey fence, all distressed. Oh Oh, I know she will say they painted it." But then...it looks really really nice painted. You were right. and it matches the trim on your house. Of course now I would need to plant sweet white corn along one side. Love the look of corn plants... and all plants that make food. We are mixing in lots of vegetable plants in our flower gardens this year. Organic and the little baby veg are so cute.

  15. Image for Kris Kris

    Love the white fence. Why do I feel like you have something up your sleeve for the sidewalks???? And, on a completely different note, is your husband the southpaw with the paint sprayer? :)

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Kris, Hahahahaha! I didn’t even realize that when I took the pic! Yes! He is left-handed! Happy weekend friend! KariAnne

  16. Image for Vivivan Vivivan

    What a beautiful back yard! Perfect for a summer party. You just amaze me at the beautiful things you do to your home. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.

  17. Image for Sue Sue

    Amazing!! My son and daughter-in-law have the same (weathered, rough hewn) fencing and I just want to paint the fence even though it isn't my fence. I might be in a little hot water if I do.

  18. Image for Jill Jill

    Wow! Looks fantastic! Wagner sprayers are like handheld magic! Can’t wait to see your upcoming projects! Happy Weekend!

  19. Image for Sharon Bahr Sharon Bahr

    Love how brave you are to always just go for it!! I wonder if you can share the band of paint and color used.? Thank you for keeping me dreaming sweet dreams..

  20. Image for Julie Julie

    What a difference paint made! You have a great eye! I'm also picking up that sprayer...life is too short to roll.

  21. Image for Stephanie Stephanie

    There is just nothing like a happy back yard!! And the fence couldn't possibly be unhappy since it now matches and shows up beautifully in all its glory!! It makes such a difference in your back yard. It is beautiful and happy. I can see the smiles coming from the fence. I believe I may have to have a Wagner spray painter in the very near future. Thanks for sharing!! Happy Weekend!!!

  22. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    I just might have to buy a Wagner Flexio Paint Sprayer, as I have lots of spray paintin' to do and you've made it look easy!!!

  23. Image for Mary Mary

    The fence looks awesome! Painting by hand with a brush or roller would likely take months of recovery! Has anyone used a sprayer like this one with stain on decks? Specifically like for painting the spindles.

  24. Image for Kimberly Kimberly

    Kari, thank you for the plethora of pictures to show us the myriad steps to upgrade your back yard. I, too, have a multiplicity of projects to complete outside this summer!

  25. Image for Julie Julie

    What an excellent outcome! I can't believe that is the same space. I love your backyard design! I just saw a cool idea in this other article of hanging a DIY swing on a tree (something I would love to do in my backyard but I’m missing the tree) but looks like you have the perfect tree for that! The article also has some other cool and creative backyard design ideas that I really liked and I just wanted to share it. Still can’t get over how good your backyard looks ♥

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