When I moved to LA from the East coast, I was determined to make the most out of my small balcony to enjoy the beautiful weather year round, even though I'm renting. It was a lot of work but it was well worth it: not only has it given me more usable square footage, it's also provided a much better view to look at from the inside of my apartment!
I love wood crates. I find that I can use and reuse them again and again. I decided with fall settling in, that my front door area could use some refreshing. I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I decided to look at repurposing things that I already had to recreate a whole new look. I only spent $18 on plants and $5 on a can of spray paint and I am really pleased with how it turned out.
Most thermostats are hidden in a hall way or other inconspicuous place. Mine just happens to be placed on a bare wall that sticks out like a sore thumb. Its placement kept me from hanging art on the wall without making it off centered. I seen these metal racks at Ross for under $20 and it sparked an idea to finally hide my thermostat.***NOTE: By using the wire shelves, venting is not disturbed. The knick knacks are placed adjacent to the full plastic thermostat cover being sure not to obstruct any airflow patterns. This was well thought out to ensure there would be no disturbance to the performance of the equipment. ***
The wall over my couch was just begging for some art. But I'm constantly changing up the frames and art in my home, so I didn't want to hang a large gallery wall and have holes to fill when I wanted a new look.So I decided to build a DIY picture ledge custom to my couch area.
With the kids leaving the nest, my wife and I decided to get rid of the trampoline. That left a huge circular void in our backyard, a place that invited Martians to land. So we came up with the idea to create a flagstone patio.
It's a challenging project, but I saved thousands doing it myself.
We got this flagstone from a property being cleared (with permission). There was enough to do a patio off the deck and a pond with a patio. Here is the finish. That is polymeric sand in the joints. Now it needs to be sealed, wet look or just a glaze? We are not sure. What is best? We did the flagstone pond w/ patio last summer. That is stone dust in between the joints at the pond.
It’s the beginning of summer…time to start inviting some friends over to hang out on the deck! The only problem? The deck is covered in dirt and algae.
One of my favourite places in the summer is the outdoor sofa in my back garden. When l get 10mins to myself I love to just lounge on it sipping cocktails and flicking through interiors magazines.My sofa is an Ikea Ammero which has lasted really well considering it's had to put up with the unpredictable British weather for 7 years. However even though I store away the cushions in the winter they were looking rather grubby and ready for a refresh.
Hey ya'll! I am here to share my sunroom makeover. I started with indoor/outdoor carpet, paneling and really just a plain jane room. Notice that heavy duty iron security bar on the window? Yeah, everyone of them on every window was taken down on closing day, along with all the lock changes. I guess it is here I should mention that I wanted a brick floor. And I meant I was gonna have me a brick floor in my sunroom!
This year our focus is the exterior of our house. We had big plans that included painting our exterior brick white but after much research and consulting with paint professionals and local real estate agents, we decided it wasn't the right choice for us. Painting the sidewalk was on the long list of to-dos but a lot of those things dropped off the list when the white brick did, but I decided to move forward with this plan.
332/5000Upgrade your garden by creating mosaics of old broken tiles! Our pool area needed to be fixed and connected to the patio at the house, so I used old, ugly pavers, a couple of cement blocks and some old broken tiles, and with that I created a new staircase and a pair of flower boxes.
Hello again from sunny Malaysia :) Just wanna say a big thank you to all who have visited and liked and commented on my 2 previous projects!! :)This is to be my 3rd makeover of the year! And this time, I have chosen to do an outdoor space. Living on the 8th floor, our only outdoor space within the apartment would be the balcony. We have a relatively small balcony, probably about 12 feet x 5 feet give and take. It's a space that I seldom use because there was nothing there. Well we had a table and some plants but that was it ... a neglected space (for me at least). The husband likes to use it in the night when it's cooler outside. It is his go to space to write. It's a really lovely space if I think about it, because we get to watch the most beautiful sunsets during the evenings from this balcony. Don't know why I didn't give it more attention earlier. Anyways, it's time to do it up and give the family a hangout space, watch the sunset and give my husband a nice little nook to write surrounded by beauty instead of dying plants ((O_O))SO here is the Before and After photo of our balcony, and after that I will give you a brief description on the whole makeover process and what projects I did to enhance this outdoor space.*you can see the full process in the video link at the end of this article.
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