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Balcony Bench DIY

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Lauren’s geeky + zany lifestyle makes her home full of out-of-this-world collectibles and treasures. She loves primary blues, yellows and reds as her colour palette, which means we can boldly go where no one has gone before… with design that is!

Lauren lives in a 1-bedroom condo that comes complete with a small balcony nook. Her balcony has a lot of potential but currently doesn’t serve any purpose, other than a small table with two chairs. She wants to use her balcony to cozy up and read, spend time with her cat, grow plants and ultimately hang out with her partner.

The Plan: Lauren’s style is bold and unconventional, so I want to think outside the box and have a little fun. I love the palette furniture builds i’ve seen all over the internet. It’s trendy, straightforward and completely affordable for someone who is looking to save a penny. I’m going to use this as my design inspiration to build my own custom palette bench complete with storage and a garden lattice to hang all her hopeful new plants. To make this a little more zanny and fun, I’m going to paint my bench a bright primary blue colour and top it with neutral no-sew pillows to give it that cozy feeling she’s been asking for!

This DIY build is great for small balconies looking for a unique show-stopper piece to elevate it to new heights. Get it… cause it’s a balcony. Let’s move on.

The patio I’m building this balcony bench for measures 42” wide and 72” high. I’ve custom made my bench to fit this space but feel free to change your dimensions to fit your patio space perfectly!

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