My balcony oasis!

Submitted by Amy87 on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 22:56

I needed to transform my balcony in Australia into an outdoor oasis! I used Ana's plans for the outdoor sofa and modified them to make it a sectional. I converted into metric measurements and modified these to fit some pre-purchased cushions. The coffee table is made from a pallet and cinder blocks. The coffee table can be transformed into a dining table (with bench style lounge dining seats) by adding another 2 cinder blocks under the table. The table also perfectly fits into the space in front of the sofa and is the exact right size to add two extra seat cushions on top to form a full double bed. We sometimes put the tv outside on warm nights, transform the sofa into the bed and create an outdoor cinema...

Thanks Ana!


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Tue, 10/13/2015 - 22:10


They are from Ikea's Hallo range.  The seat cushions are great and I added some additional foam to the insert of the back cushions as I initially could feel the wooden support bar when I leant back. 

I don't know how many stores Ikea have in the states but I just looked on their site and it is $25 for the seat pad and $15 for the back cushions. They come in a range of colours. Hope this helps!




Tue, 10/13/2015 - 22:16

Also, they have a range called Kungso that is slightly more expensive but is thicker and maybe you wouldn't have to put foam in the back cushion. The only problem for me was that they only came in black or white and that wasn't suitable for my needs. 

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