DIY instructions: In 3 steps to the dreamy seating area on the le.lolie balcony
The beautiful self-made outdoor cozy corner made us dream of a mild summer evening on the balcony at first sight. 29-year-old Lea aka @ le.lolie built it for herself and her boyfriend in beautiful Kiel. Today Lea reveals to us how you can easily get your own tailor-made balcony lounging area for 140 euros.
“I built such a seating area in my old apartment – because I spent half the summer there …”
What do you need for the DIY seating area?
– a drill
– 4 posts (for the legs)
– 4 struts (for the frame)
– angles and screws
-Boards for the underground
– Weather protection oil
Instructions for the self-made seating area:
1st step: Fix the frame with brackets and screws. Struts between the frame and legs ensure lateral stability.
Step 2: Then screw the frames onto the boards.
3rd step: Treat the wood with dark weather protection oil to make it weatherproof.
1. The seating area can be cut exactly to the width of the balcony. This way, it is additionally stabilized by the railing and the balcony wall.
2. We recommend sanding the wood before oiling.
How much did you spend on the DIY project in total?
We spent around 80 euros on the wood and screws. We bought the Gaddiposh mattress for around 60 euros at Maison du Monde.
Do you need manual skills to build?
The construction of this seating area is kept quite simple. I think that DIY can also be done with less manual skill.
What do you like to do most in the new seating area?
When the weather is good, our balcony has become a summer living room thanks to the new seating area. I prefer to rest here after work and have a relaxed drink of a cold lemonade. In the evenings we eat here or watch a movie or two. Just like a living room 😉
Dear Lea, thank you very much for the great instructions – and we hope you continue to enjoy your new seating area! You can discover all of Lea’s apartment insights here.
The beautiful self-made outdoor cozy corner made us dream of a mild summer evening on the balcony at first sight.