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medusaorange
« on: August 17, 2006 07:17:06 PM »

i would love to get some ideas for my balcony when i move in my first ever apartment. so, share the pictures if you have any! Smiley of course, i will take the photos of my balcony when i move in.

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006 08:10:10 PM »

i just saw one on this board: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=110826.0
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006 01:17:29 PM »

Would you mind a picture of my porch?  We painted it this year and got new furniture so I am proud of it, lol.


I am nearly 50(yikes), and this is the very first time we bought furniture for the porch.  We always had stuff that someone gave us or was throwing out!  I was able to alter the old cushions and make them work for the new stuff.  The cushion covers I just got at Ikea from the AS-IS room for $2.00 each.

The throw pillows are Ikea 99cent throw pillows covered in fabric from my stash.

The hanging globes are old light fixture covers from house and goodwill, and plain old glass jars.  There is some old blue glass gravel (came from a fish tank) in the bottoms, and they hang from wires wrapped around the lip.  I put tea lights in them and they look great when they are lit.

It's not visable in this picture, but there is also a table my husband made from and old chair base and a wood deck tile.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007 10:17:47 AM »

oh...I would put up curtain-y things on the side, with a little chair, maybe a plant, and definitly a cool windchime.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007 10:41:00 AM »

I'll take some pics this evening (if its still light out). I have some chairs (just basic) and TONS of plants! My honey is quite the greenthumb so we have a snake plant, some sort of yucca thing, a pretty good sized ficus tree, a philodendron (sp?) and a boston fern as well as my pride and joy...a miniature yellow rosebush! and assorted mini cacti. I also hung a pretty glass birdfeeder and we get tons of birds (which my cats adore!) Word of caution about the bird feeder, though, if you have plants underneath it, the knocked out seeds will sprout in them, and we have poo all over the railing underneath the feeder (we will probably move the feeder to the back balcony that has no plants). I will try to get pics for you later!
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007 09:04:03 PM »

Vaxgirl, nice porch! I like th color scheme. It really pops!

Jshires, I will be waiting for pictures! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007 04:44:10 PM »

Here are some pics of my balcony, although most of my plants have died.  Since I get very little sun, I have to crowd all of my plants around the very front.  I realized after I took these that the lighting is not the best, but you get the general idea.

My favorite things are the little froggy (if you can see him) and the two cinder blocks my boyfriend painted.



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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2007 10:05:46 AM »

I'll be moving into my very first apartment soon too!  I think that the flowerboxing do wonders to a porch/balcony.  I especially love the overhanging vines that I've seen on some people's porches.  I plan on mixing vines and flowers in the boxes and placing my large, tropical tree plants on the floor.  I won't be moving in until about Aug. 1st but I'll be sure to post pics asap. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2008 03:10:35 PM »

This is exactly what I was looking for!  My balcony is no fun so I was looking for ways to make it better.  I have a "main" area, then there's a small area that leads to the water heater, which isn't a good spot for a chair, but the thin wooden tables layered with plants would look lovely out there.  Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2008 09:17:58 PM »

Hey there!! You know some good plants that require shade are hosta plants, and spider plants.  Those would be perfect in your little balcony.
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