How I Diy’d My Balcony For Under $100


By: Deanna

Nothing is more exciting during the summer months than creating your own home oasis. Whether that be in your back yard or balcony, relaxing at home means being by yourself and face it how often does that come around? That being said, patio furniture is expensive and I don’t know about you but I don’t want to lie a towel on the ground every time I want a little sun.

So I looked into cheap DIY alternatives to build a couch on my balcony. (HINT: If Pinterest isn’t your best friend, get online right now and I promise you you’ll never let her go)

So as I was searching (and pinning) I found a lot of people using old wooden pallets to build large pieces of furniture. Ranging from couches to tables I decided this was for me  

I started by searching for FREE wooden pallets. Lots of industrial places dispose of them daily (I actually found mine outside a car dealership)    


I chose three pallets high to get just the right view from my balcony (one was bigger than the other two so I decided to put it as the base and use it for a step)          


I decided to paint the bottom two pallets white and leave the top as is (reason why to come..)  

I then nailed in two layers of a twin mattress foam from Walmart (for extra comfort)        


Next I covered the entire first pallet with a twin size bed sheet          

Add some pillows and blankets for some decoration and now I have a perfect day bed to read and lay in the sun.  


Wooden Pallets: Free

Paint (including paintbrushes): $38

Fitted bed sheet: $11

Mattress foam: ($10 per sheet) = $20

Total $49

Powell & Bonnell: Interior Design, Furniture, Lighting And Textiles

Introducing our client: Powell & Bonnell.


Established in 1990, under the creative direction of founders David Powell and Fenwick Bonnell, Powell & Bonnell is a multi talented firm with a primary focus on high-end residential design and a high end collection which includes furniture, lighting and textiles.  

Powell & Bonnell services its international clientele through its head office located in the heart of the Toronto design district, their 3,700 square ‘laboratory’ environment encourages clients and suppliers to collaborate with designers, creating unique solutions for their projects or products. The concept space showcases a street level introduction to both Powell & Bonnell’s design sensibility and portfolio of products. Driven by a philosophy to provide tailored, creative solutions of exceptional quality, this award winning company is internationally recognized for the art and integrity displayed in their interior design services and collection of fine furnishings.    

1996 saw the inception of the Powell & Bonnell line of furnishings, lighting and textiles.   The widely celebrated collection of over 150 products is crafted in North America and is intended for residential and commercial application.  The Powell & Bonnell collection of lighting, mirrors, seating, tables and textiles are available to the trade through  a total of 19 showrooms throughout Canada, USA and Mexico and are distributed internationally directly through Powell & Bonnell.

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Powell & Bonnell prides their company on their philosophy to provide tailored lifestyle-centric solutions of exceptional quality, they also take pride in the fact that they are not confined to a signature design style. This enables their multi-talented design team to create solutions which meet the lifestyle and desires of the client, while respecting cues given by the established “architecture” of the environment.

International and domestic design projects are orchestrated from their Toronto atelier. Finished projects are appropriately understated and suitably luxurious.

The Powell & Bonnell philosophy is unmistakable in an equally refined and understated offering of furnishings, lighting, mirrors and textiles. Their bespoke collection is made in North America and is available in showrooms throughout Canada, the USA and Mexico.  

For more on their philosophy and their inspiration check out their Pinterest: