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The LUX / EROS blog is a journal inspired by the California lifestyle curated by our artist Desanka N. Fasiska

LUX / DECOR >> DIY Outdoor Sectional on the cheap!

Desanka Fasiska

Are you ready for this?! This is the biggest DO IT LUX ever... so big I had to put it into LUX / DECOR. I'm feeling VERY self-satisfied over here people! For the longest time I have been trying to figure out what to do with this area by my pool that I had once planned to be the dinning area. It's had many incarnations but none that were great and some that were down-right junky. I wanted to have a beautiful outdoor seating area but as anyone who has ever been in the market for outdoor furniture knows - it's a FORTUNE! I mean even for the crappy 1990's fake wicker stuff starts at $2500. I was at a loss. 

But then Divine inspiration struck! I got my friend with a pick up truck to drive around Downtown LA to search for pallets (FREE). Then I bought 3 twin Moshult mattresses for $89 each from Ikea and 3 fitted sheets $3.99 each... sprayed a little Scotch Guard on those babies and PRESTO!! a comfy and dare I say quite becoming 3 piece outdoor sectional for under $300!! HELLO! Bring on the Cali / Living people!


Let me show you how!

BEFORE... GROSS!!!!!!!

BEFORE... GROSS!!!!!!!

Step 1: You can find pallets for free or you can purchase them for about $7 each. I found 12  which I stacked 2 high in a U shape.

Step 1: You can find pallets for free or you can purchase them for about $7 each. I found 12  which I stacked 2 high in a U shape.

Step 2: Go on down to your local Ikea and purchase your mattresses... Or if you have more of a budget you can buy the really nice (but expensive) outdoor cushions. I'm using fitted sheets over the mattresses so that I can easily wash them once a week with my whites.

Step 2: Go on down to your local Ikea and purchase your mattresses... Or if you have more of a budget you can buy the really nice (but expensive) outdoor cushions. I'm using fitted sheets over the mattresses so that I can easily wash them once a week with my whites.

Step 3. Make sure the ground is level and place your pallets into position.

Step 3. Make sure the ground is level and place your pallets into position.

Step 4: Stack your pallets 2 or 3 feet high... I wanted mine a little lower so you could still see my totem garden.

Step 4: Stack your pallets 2 or 3 feet high... I wanted mine a little lower so you could still see my totem garden.

Step 5: Now Scotch Guard the bejesus out of those suckers (the sheets too)

Step 5: Now Scotch Guard the bejesus out of those suckers (the sheets too)

HOLLER!!!!!!

HOLLER!!!!!!