Tuesday, May 31, 2011

{Archive Lovin': My Apartment Balcony Makeover}

As an apartment renter/condo owner, you're lucky if you get a small patch of a garden to call your own, or a teensy balcony to lounge on. But, it doesn't mean you can't still enjoy your little piece of the outdoors. Just because your space is small doesn't mean you can't go big - you just have to simplify. My goal for my balcony makeover was to take full advantage of the space I had, and do it with a little flare! Whether lounging or dining is your priority - think about what you're most likely to use your space for and style accordingly. Here are pics of my balcony makeover...
Before 1

Before 2

After 1

After 2{It's no shocker -  I love the black and white stripes, so it was a no brainer to add them to my space. I purchased the fabric on ebay and made the pillows myself. The outdoor rug was found on Craigslist for $15 - you can't beat that! The stainless circle sculpture I purchased at an art festival here in Raleigh a few years ago - I love how it adds a modern element to the space.}
Rattan seating
{Rutan cushions from IKEA for a little extra seating}

candles final
{I just love candles! You should see the space all lit up at night - very romantic and cozy}

{Don't you love my Mr. Gnome? I purchased him at Target -green pants, red hat, and all - and then spray painted him teal to match the decor. I just love how he turned out - definitely adds that touch of whimsy I was looking for}

1 comment:

  1. Love the aqua and navy combo, looks like a relaxing oasis! Sorry for the anonymou comment I don't know what is up with my google lately but it's not letting me post from my google acct. Jess: just because.blogspot.com


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