Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Monica's Beautiful Balcony Makeover

I can't wait to share this makeover with you! Monica from Hirondelle Rustique is sharing her amazing transformation and gorgeous photos with us! My jaw hit the floor. Her balcony went from average to looking like a beautiful magazine layout from a home decor magazine. Here it is:

"My husband and I live in a small one bedroom apartment. It's a great place as far as apartments go but making it feel like home has been quite a challenge. Here's our newly made-over balcony that offers us a real place to put our feet up and relax. We spent a little under $400 for this makeover and all supplies used (paint, nails etc) were things I already had. The chairs are from the Smith & Hawken Collection from Target, the curtains are actually hemmed tablecloths and the table and rug were Craigslist finds."

The cost break down is unbelievable:
Budget Breakdown
Chairs - $300 on sale
Table - $20
Curtains - free!
Curtain rods - $47 cafe rods from Target
Rug - free (a craigslist find)
Accessories - $22

Total = $389

Her entire home is lovely. Here's a link to her blog about the balcony and the one about the rug as well. Great job, Monica on your entire makeover! Your free rug makeover itself is a home decor miracle!

Head on over for a visit and get the details about her outdoor oasis. She has also done some other stunning projects! And visit Hirondelle Rustique too - she has the cutest esty shop!


Sarah said...

Wow, this is really stunning!!! The photos are gorgeous, and so is the patio:) I love all the details...the soft curtains, metal lanterns and pops of greenery. Its really lovely, and you can't beat that price!! Great job, Monica. I'm heading over to check out all your other stuff, glad I found you!!

Robyn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

So, so beautiful! Is she taking reservations? That is probably the best apartment I have ever seen. Perfect example of how your house doesn't dictate HOME.
Wonderful transformation on an amazing budget!

Songbirdtiff said...

Wonderful makeover! That's a steal of a price for a whole extra living space.

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