Our Blue Balcony

June 29, 2012

My 2012 Home Goal #6 is officially checked off the list!  We have a new outdoor space all done up in shades of blue and just in time to enjoy summer outdoors.  We don’t have any travel plans in July – instead we’ll be spending it at home chilling in this new blue balcony space with a great view of the yard.

centsational girls blue balcony


It’s a tight space and there was no room for a coffee table when people sit, so instead I added small wicker end tables all around for drinks or reading material.

blue balcony left side view



left side of balcony

rattan cube

A navy blue market umbrella provides shade from the afternoon sun.  The outdoor pocket pillow covers were a DIY project, I’ll share the easy peasy steps next week plus give fabric sources!  The furniture I’ll call “vintage” since I found it at an antique faire five years ago and recently refreshed it with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.

right side blue balcony

There’s a peek at the ”naked” vineyard, so far the grafting is looking good, we’ve got new buds forming which means we will have Pinot Noir grapes next year *slurp*.

view of vineyard cg

right side blue balcony centsational girl

Two weeks ago, it was an unused space . . .

balcony before

Now it’s cozy and chic, my kind of place!

cg blue balcony

Can’t wait to curl up here with some iced tea and a few magazines in the afternoons.

blue balcony by centsational girl


Here is the source list and cost breakdown:  ORB furniture (free!); cream canvas cushions, $60 each;  blue tray: $10; bamboo hurricanes:  $7 and $16; 5 x 7 poolside area rug (no longer avail in navy): $102;  DIY pillows: $42 (will show the easy peasy how to and fabric sources next week); navy market umbrella, $105; wicker table set, $150.

We’re spending the weekend adding the finishing touches to the Alma Project kitchen remodel, can’t wait to share.   Have a great weekend!

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