After reading about Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg’s balcony transformation on Ann Street Studio, I started thinking more about my own outdoor space, which right now is completely bare – and unfortunately is going to stay that way.
Our apartment has an open patio area, which unlike a private balcony presents its own problems. Sure, it’s huge and has a nice view – but it’s also entirely open to anyone who walks by. This means that, as much as I’d love to put things out there permanently, we can’t. We have cats that roam around the complex, and from what I’ve heard we also have neighbors with sticky fingers. There are also bugs…so…many…bugs! Such is the life when you live on the first floor, I guess!
In spite of all this, we do own some folding chairs that we take out there whenever we want to be outside, along with one of our side tables. It makes for a nice place to blog, read, or enjoy the evening sun. I wish I could add more lighting, plants, and maybe a rug…but alas, it is not in the cards, both budget or practicality wise! For now, I live with bringing in our chairs whenever we’re done outside and dream of an outdoor space we can make our own.
It doesn’t mean I can’t dream, though! Here is some inspiration via Pinterest for my future outdoor space!
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