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« on: May 24, 2010 10:09:39 AM »

Last week I pimped my balcony since summer finally arrived and I can get some actual use from it and not as extra storage/beer cooler space.

I put in the wooden plates on the floor and covered the ugly fence with a reed "mat" found in a gardening store.

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I looked everywhere for a bench with storage (to keep planters, dirt and, well, softd rinks and beer), but no no avail. So I made one myself from this:


I think the box itself is from my grandpa and the shelf is an old IKEA storage thing I disassembled and put back with the boards closer together. Then there was a lot of polishing, oiling and painting before it was suddenly done and fitted perfectly. The pillows I found in storage at our country house. Yay for free things!
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010 10:20:26 AM »

What a cute way to update an otherwise ugly and semi-useless space. I love the privacy the mats offer, and the storage bench is a really great idea. Great work making a super-cute space-- it looks like the perfect spot to sit in the evening with a cold drink. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010 10:26:21 AM »

I thoroughly want a balcony for this, too!
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2010 10:40:32 AM »

Looks fantastic!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010 10:47:02 AM »

This is brilliant!! You've completely inspired me to spiff up my own balcony! It looks so pretty! And I am in love with your pillows, the fabric is simply gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2010 10:53:27 AM »

Your balcony looks so inviting! I featured it today on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2010 10:55:10 AM »

Now this is a place where I'd like to chill out during the summer. Can you imagine sitting there during a sunset?

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Now if only you can find a way to get rid of those pesky bloodsuckers.... Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010 11:48:51 AM »

This is SOOOO great.  Places by my house have similar useless-ugly balconies.  What a great way to create a space that you can use!
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010 11:54:38 AM »

lovely! great idea to cover the fence.
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2010 06:11:13 AM »

Congrats on making Crafter's FB page. Wow! I love your porch. I love the color scheme. The little table is so perfect and I love the little bench. My favorite is the reed mat. I think that is perfect.

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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2010 10:25:31 AM »

You've made such a small space look so cute!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2010 12:12:35 PM »

That's a swedish box! Smiley Nice arrangement.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2010 12:46:26 PM »

Thanks you guys!
I'm so glad you like it.

It's been raining here the last three days (and it will continue raining the rest of the week) so sadly haven't been able to sit out there for a while.
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2010 07:39:01 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2010 09:06:54 AM »

That is super cute! I want a balcony!!
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« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2010 06:35:14 AM »

Adorable Klara!
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2010 10:52:03 AM »

I too have a tiny balcony in need of revamping, I love these ideas!  I hope you enjoy a nice warm summer and many cold beers on that balcony!
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010 11:44:15 PM »

that turned out really sharp. it's a very chill space. i'm really digging the little hanging table type deal. this makes me want to get moving on decorating my space for summer.

thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2010 04:01:22 AM »

It's lovely. You've made me all teary, I miss my balcony Sad
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2010 07:58:52 AM »

So cute!
I love the tray thing!
I finally have a balcony, but I so need something to cover that ugly railing so people won't stare! lol
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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2010 02:35:35 PM »

Love, love, love. That floor is giving me ideas for my patio. Really a concrete slab.
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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2010 04:06:14 PM »

This is so adorable and inviting.  I love that you pictured it with the 2 pink drinks sitting on the tray, just makes me want to come over to your place.  haha Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2010 07:24:53 PM »

where did you get that table that connects to the railing?!?! i love the space i wanna clean mine up now!
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2010 01:44:11 PM »

I love what your decorating flair for such a small place! It's so cozy and inviting! I could picture myself there with a cold one with my DH watching the sunsets...awesome job!
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2011 10:18:14 PM »

Congrats on the award! Where did you find that great table that you hooked on the railing? I could have really used one of those a while back!
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