Balcony Makeover #3: $700 Budget

Balcony Makeover #3: $700 Budget

Dabney Frake
Apr 4, 2016
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For this version, we went with more vibrant color than the previous version, but also amped up the space with a lot of layers— including a custom-printed fabric curtain that covers the end wall but still allows access to the storage closet. The leaf print has shape and movement, which we wanted since no actual living plants will stay out there. A DIY folding screen (made with a different, but coordinating, pattern) can be moved around to create shade as needed — very useful for hot Florida. Lastly, a bright and functional outdoor rug covers most of the floor instead of the smaller pieced-together floor mats.

If you missed the start of this series, check out the original post with "before" photos of the original balcony first.


Here's the cost breakdown for the new additions, which comes out to $692.49. The chair, dot pillow and the sheepskin were purchased from IKEA years ago, all for a total of $100 (if you want to add that to your mental tally).

Leaves Bananique in Aqua Sea Fabric by The British Eccentric Studio from Spoonflower: $162
(Image credit: Spoonflower)
DIY Folding Screen: Basketweave Nile Green by George & Gracie from Spoonflower: $90; Flush Hardwood Unfinished Hollow Core (3 @ $28 each) from Home Depot: $84; Satin Brass Narrow Utility Hinges from Home Depot : $5.54
(Image credit: Dabney Frake)
Standish Loveseat from Target: $200 (on sale)
(Image credit: Target)
Magical Thinking Woven Wall Mirror from Urban Outfitters: 2 for $30
(Image credit: Urban Outfitters)
Room Essential Embroidered Triangle Decorative Pillow from Target: $16.99
(Image credit: Target)
Threshold Cement Table With Wood Top from Target: $69.99
(Image credit: Target)

Spring Tension Curtain Rod from Home Depot; $6.97

(Image credit: Home Depot)
SOMMAR 2016 Rug from IKEA: $34
(Image credit: IKEA)
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