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Claire’s Must-See Backyard Transformation (with a stunning pool & modern black cabana)

Claire’s Must-See Backyard Transformation (with a stunning pool & modern black cabana)

Stylish Black Pool Cabana

There’s nothing we love more than a good before & after!


The lovely Claire of @theshabbychick, (aka queen of furniture transformations) recently applied her skills to her entire backyard.

By adding a Melwood Pool Cabana, and a pool to her backyard, Claire has transformed a bare patch of grass (‘dead space’) into a stylish poolside resort!

These are the results, and we’re in awe. 


Scroll down to see the massive difference she has made to her backyard. 


In one day, Claire’s backyard went from a bare patch of grass to this: 


Claire chose the Melwood Mod Cabana No.18. 

The Cabana measures 5.4m x 3.2m (not including deck).

This bestselling design is a great choice, as it gives plenty of space inside, without taking over the backyard. 

Claire chose extra decking, cedar cladding and lots of additional doors & windows for her cabana.

She was also able to customise the door/window positions to maximise sunlight & warmth.


Melwood Cabanas are made to order, so you can choose the size & options, and where the doors & windows are located.

They’re made here in Sydney, so the leadtime is usually 4-6 weeks. Installation is usually complete in a day.


Claire's Beautiful Wooden Cabana


At the end of the installation day, the inside of the cabana is at ‘lock up stage’.  (see below)

This is a blank canvas – ready for you to add as little or as much fitout as you like. 

The cabanas are sturdy & built to the same quality as a house, so you are able to add any finishes inside, like you would in your home.


The wooden Framing of Claire's Cabana



And over the next few weeks she transformed it to this!


The external cladding has been painted with Murobond Woodwash in Black and the doors were stained with a clear lacquer to bring out the natural wood tones.


Claire's Modern Wooden CabanaThe modern interior stylings of Claire's Cabana


The inside of the cabana features some of Claire’s signature furniture pieces.

You can view more of her work here.


Claire's Wooden Cabana



It’s the perfect space to curl up in the sun

and enjoy a good book with a cuppa, keep an eye on the kids in the pool, or just relax.



How to get your own Pool Cabana & transform your backyard

A custom-made Pool Cabana is the perfect starting point to getting the space you need for your family.

Adding a Melwood Cabana to your property is quicker & easier than most people realise. We’re ready to show you just how easy it is. 

Click here to download our cabana brochure and get your project started.

We’ll be in touch within a few days to answer any questions and tell you the next steps.

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