Better late than never! Remember a while back I promised to share my Small Balcony Makeover? Well, I had our balcony all done and ready to photo shoot about 1-2months ago. Then a baby bird landed on our balcony, so we let him and his mom hang out until he was ready to fly. Unfortunately, that little birdie pooped all over my pretty wooden tiles, furniture, and rails. So today I got to scrub it all off and photo shoot my new outdoor hangout!
If you are new to my blog, the images you are about to see are taken at a military base housing in Okinawa, Japan. We moved to Oki in June 2015, ever since I have been decorating, building and cleaning my butt off to make this small place on the other side of the world a cozy home for my family.
Small Balcony Makeover
So, what started with a slab of concrete which I mainly used to spray paint my DIY’s on (can you tell?) Has turned into a beautiful balcony, where we play with Duplo legos, eat ice cream & drink wine after the kids have given me 5 more grays on my head.
This was not a fun place to spend time on before the makeover took place!
But, a quick trip to the local hardware store & $200 later I had a new balcony. The wooden tiles seemed to be a great idea. I also found them on Amazon and Ikea.
So after our friendly birds left, I fixed me a bucket of warm, soapy water and used a scrub brush to clean the entire tiles. Once I was done I just dumped the water over the tiles which also swept anything that was underneath the tiles away. It took a few more buckets of clear water to rinse off everything and I had a brand new balcony!
I made sure to include my Ladder Plant Stand, the full tutorial can be found over at Remodelaholic. My plants are not as full and happy looking anymore because the Okinawan Summer heat killed almost all of them!
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