Tag: balcony

A balcony gets a beautiful makeover to entertain guests

Terrace and balcony makeover

My heart skipped a beat when I saw this image. I get yours will too if you see how this space looked like before it went under the hammer. A mindblowing transformation that aimed to bring together the cooking, grilling, and entertaining part close to each other. This balcony is part of an apartment that belongs…



Friday Shopping: 6 picks to set up your balcony garden (mostly under Rs.1000)

What would you need to set up a balcony garden from scratch? That’s the thought that crossed my mind as I was looking for some affordable railing planters before deciding on making my own. Iron brackets are so hard to come by, and even if they are available online, they are usually priced ridiculously high. Working on this theme, this week’s post centers around setting up your…



DIY: One Easy Way to Paint on Your Wall

How are you doing this morning? Feeling happy? Great. If you are feeling grumpy, don’t worry. Just go on, take a few minutes off, leave your grumpiness aside to pick up later and read this post.

Before I begin, I want to ask you, are you good at sketching and free-hand drawing? Yes ? Well, then you have my profound admiration. No? Great, I’m glad I found another…



Ready for a patio makeover?

It will be July in two days. We’d planned a trip to the backwaters of Kerala last weekend but some good friends advised it would be best to stay away from the region during monsoon. But, but, whatever happened to the rains this year. As I write this, it’s bright and sunny in Bangalore. I love sitting in my modest balcony more than in any other part…



Gardening: Life on the Balcony

How was your weekend? After months of being holed up in the house on weekends, we had a great time on Saturday.

The title for this post, “Life on the Balcony“, is a term I’ve borrowed from Fern Richardson of the award winning blog on container gardening. I’m surprised how I’ve missed this blog for so long. Worth reading every post.

Last Friday afternoon was well spent cleaning…



Hand Painted Balcony Wall

One Friday afternoon, a few weeks ago, I hand painted one of our balcony walls. I actually wanted to stencil it but went freehand instead.

Not very good at sketching, this is how my effort turned out.



Start Your Kitchen Garden Today

This past Sunday was World Kitchen Gardener Day. Never knew they had a day like that. Wow! It can work wonders for a garden aficionado like me to indulge in pictures of herb gardens from around the world and get hands dirty.

Imagine. Herbs like betel leaves, basil and ajwain from your own balcony to soothe your sore throat. Dhania to garnish the tomato and basil salad. And some…



Balcony Garden: Accessories to Spruce up your Hangout

Everyone has a favorite corner in their house; a place where you’d like to unwind, go to the first thing in the morning, sip a cup of tea in the evening, or spread the morning newspaper with breakfast on Sunday mornings . My sanctuary is my balcony garden. What’s yours?

It’s only natural that I’m constantly thinking of ways to spruce my hangout. There have been some new…



Are your Tomato Plants Ready for Picking?

I’m happy that the cold is slowly receding giving way to pleasant weather. But that’s not what I want to share with you all today. I have some very exciting news for you : our balcony garden is thriving and the tomatoes are ready for picking. Woohoo! We – my son and I – the gardeners of the house plan to pick the first harvest of the…



Gardening: Under Rs.150 Planters and Balcony Blooms

Pictures of some blooms in my balcony today:

Orange Hibiscus

Fragrant Jasmine

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