Jun 8, 2009

Balcony Makeover

My husband and I live in a small one bedroom apartment. It's a great place as far as apartments go but making it feel like home has been quite a challenge. Here's our newly made-over balcony that offers us a real place to put our feet up and relax. We spent a little under $400 for this makeover and all supplies used (paint, nails etc) were things I already had.

Before



After



I love these chairs! SO comfy! These are from the 2009 Smith & Hawken Marlton Series from Target.

I got this candelier years ago when I worked for Pier 1 Imports. I never had a place to put it until now!

Here's the urn from Value Village I painted a few weeks ago.

I bought the table from a Craigslist seller for $20. The curtains are actually tablecloths from our wedding, my mom and I hemmed them up a bit and I hung them up with clip rings. The candle lanterns were from Khol's and with coupons, I got both of these for $9 total! The seagrass basket was a garage sale find for a whopping $1.00 and all the other accessories were from around my home.


Budget Breakdown
Chairs - $300 on sale
Table - $20
Curtains - free!
Curtain rods - $47 cafe rods from Target
Rug - free (a craigslist find, see how I updated it here)
Accessories - $22

Total = $389

19 comments:

  1. gorgeous, wonderful makeover!

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  2. I can't get enough of this sweet little space, I love it!! You did such a fabulous job...can I come over and just sit there?

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  3. This is fantastic! It has a very peaceful feel to it. Great job!

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  4. Absolutely amazing makeover! You did a wonderful job! I covet those chairs at that price!

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  5. Found your blog on The Nest.

    Your little balcony looks gorgeous! Wish we had something like that to work with at our apartment!

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  6. Hello! Stopping over from Kimba's. WOW - you did a great job! I bet it is so relaxing to just sit out here and take it all in!

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  7. This is great! What a great job you did with this balcony! You've made this a true outdoor room. I can just imagine how much you're going to enjoy this room. Thank you so much for sharing it with your readers!

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  8. My first time by your blog! How absolutely adorable this space is. I love the thrifty finds and how you put it all together. Adore the green walls & blue door. Gorgeous!

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  9. This is such a gorgeous (thrifty!) makeover! Love it!

    I featured it in my Linky Love post today.

    Kimba

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  10. Oh my, that is so lovely. You are so creative and talented. And those photos are unbelievable - what camera and/or software do you use ? Stunning !

    Kate

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  11. so cute, I never know what to do with my balacony. This would work well for a porch too, thanks for sharing, I think I may have to copy this idea!

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  12. Absolutely beautiful. It looks like a very functional space that you will really enjoy!

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  13. What a great space. I'd spend all my time out there with a good book or a stack of magazines.

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  14. Love your thrifty creativity! Thanks for sharing - it's beautiful!

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  15. Looks wonderful! I love those chairs and that rug.

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  16. What a beaitful space!! It looks so much more expensive then what you actually spent!! Love what you did with the rug. Very nice!

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  17. What!?!?! That is fabulous, it looks so beautiful and inviting. Your photos are also stunning!
    Enjoy the space...Janell

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  18. Amazing Balcony Makeover....

    Thanks for Sharing !!

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