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Dress Up Your Deck With Ikea

Our Eastlake apartment has an itty-bitty deck that is bigger than a Juliet balcony, but not quite deep enough to set up lounge chairs in. This space inadvertently became storage space for our bikes, the grill, cleaning supplies, and everything else that we didn’t want stored in the house. Eventually the trash bins found themselves out here as well. Suffice it to say, it got pretty gross.

Determined to make this space usable again, we rolled up our sleeves, cleaned it out and scrubbed it down. After some elbow grease and a few Ikea pieces later, we now have a fully functional deck, that cost less than 150 dollars.

Below are the pieces that we either got at the store or already had at home.

a. Welded wire fabric (to keep cat in. Also doubles as a frame to hang herb pots)
b. Knodd Bin and Socker plant pots
c. Solvinden solar powered light chain (fun fact: this 19 dollar light chain is equipped with a daylight sensor. So when the sun goes down, it automatically lights up. Pretty neat for something so inexpensive.)
d. Tarno bistro set
e. Platta decking tiles
f. Plants

Tada! Easy cheap fix. Bring on the summer!

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Casey Vasta #

    So cute! Question – would you recommend the Tarno bistro set? Has it held up well? Thanks!

    May 21, 2014
    • Hey! Yes, I still have the bistro set, it has weathered some but is holding up pretty well to the Seattle rain. 🙂 Personally I am liking the weathered look a lot!

      May 22, 2014
  2. Fun!

    June 1, 2012
  3. oscar galicia #

    pretty neat. i love it.

    May 30, 2012

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