How to decorate a balcony – LA Edition part 2

Decor, DIY, Outdoor

In part 1 of this balcony makeover, I covered up the tired looking walls of my 10 ft x 3.5 ft balcony in a way that made it possible to use the top for plants and accessories. I also built DIY lattice panels to add shade and much needed privacy, installing them without making any structural changes to the balcony. Now in part 2, it’s time for some furniture and accessories to complete my outdoor room with a place to lounge, an al fresco dining area and a small garden. You’ll see how I made a lounging storage bench, how to makeover an inexpensive IKEA table, and how to make a vertical herb garden that doesn’t take up any floor space. You won’t believe the before and after of this rental balcony makeover!

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  1. Bonjour Isabelle
    Wow!! You amaze me with your creativity and will to just do it. My younguest one started school today and I have all kind of projects I want to do. Merci pour l’inspiration!

    • Bonjour Chantal, Thanks so much et bienvenue! Good luck with all your projects and I hope you’ll share pics 🙂

  2. omg i love all your works for me you Are the best .

  3. Hey Isabelle! You won’t believe how helpful your video and the design has been. I owe this to you with a biiig thanks

    • Wow, I’m speechless! It’s absolutely beautifully done and your version of the lattice panel design of the lattice is just perfect for your balcony. Thank you so much for sharing, it made my day!

  4. Hey Isabelle,

    I just found your videos on Youtube and I’m in awe of your designs. Thank you for sharing your ideas and super detailed instructions. I’m going to an apartment with an open porch (yikes!) and have been looking for ideas on how to close it off on a budget. Have you ever done a project like this? Any tips would be truly appreciated.
    Best to you,

    • Hi Denyse, Congrats on the apartment! I haven’t done a project like that yet so I don’t have any specific advice to give – I would look online for inspiration, it’s the first thing I do when I have a new project! All the best to you, Isabelle

  5. Hi, just had to say how cute your balcony is….both !!! Loved the first one but you are so right, the second one looks so much bigger, probably because you have more room now and it also looks cooler then the first one. If that makes sense, sort of refreshing haha. Just subscribed and shared this on Facebook so my daughter and sister could see. 8 can’t wait to see what else you have or will come up with ! Thanks.

    • Thanks so much!! I totally get what you mean about it looking refreshing – it is like a breath of fresh air in the city haha.So happy to have you on board as a new subscriber and I look forward to sharing more ideas with you!


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