Gorgeous Modern Deck Makeover Under $300 | Outdoor Decorating Ideas | The Home Primp

Gorgeous Modern Deck Makeover Under $300 | Outdoor Decorating Ideas | The Home Primp

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Do you love outdoor entertaining, but have a small deck? Fear not — with minimal work, even the teeniest of backyard areas can become party-worthy retreats. In this episode of The Home Primp, Chatelaine Home Editor Alexandra Gater turns a small outdoor space into the perfect entertaining spot.

The Challenge:
Wanting to maximize their yard space, the homeowners tore down a back mudroom, and put in a small deck. They wanted a place to have coffee in the mornings and a space for their two boys to play. And since they have a yard with an outdoor dining set (that was too big to fit on the deck itself), Gater thought this would be a great place to serve food and drinks when the couple was hosting dinner parties.

How we primped it:
After giving the brick a much-needed coat of paint, Gater was left with a beautiful modern space to work with. A double-duty bench, art wall for the boys and bar cart (that can be used inside, too!) create the perfect functional outdoor space. Bistro lights and an outdoor rug make it extra cozy. And the best part? The key to making an outdoor space feel warm and inviting is to bring out things you use indoors! Layer in throw blankets and lots of lanterns.

What do you want to see primped next? Leave a comment below or send Alexandra a message on Instagram @alexandragater.

Products featured:
Grey paint: https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-ca/colour-overview/find-your-colour/colour/pm-8/charcoal-slate?color=PM-8
Vinyl siding hooks: https://www.amazon.ca/CWI-Gifts-Screws-1-75-Inch-2-Pack/dp/B0051ZSIDK/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1527526362&sr=8-4&keywords=vinyl+siding+hook&dpID=41qsLgEOncL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
Ikea frames: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/00268876/#/70378433
Outdoor chalkboard paint: https://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Paint-D%C3%A9cor/Paint/Specialty/Miscellaneous/850mL-Latex-Clear-Base-Chalkboard-Paint/_/N-2pqfZ67l/Ne-67n/Ntk-All_EN/R-I1824111?Ntt=chalkboard+paint
Storage bench: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70204923/
Cushions: http://www2.hm.com/en_ca/productpage.0571247007.html
Light clips: https://www.amazon.ca/Command-Clear-Weather-Strips-17017CLR-AWC/dp/B00KBJT45M/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1527531333&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=light+clips&psc=1
String lights: https://www.lowes.ca/string-lights/apex-25-warm-white-led-g40-globe-light-string_g2429014.html
Solar string lights: https://www.staples.ca/en/global-phoenix-solar-string-light-clear-gpct744-clear/product_2735419_1-CA_1_20001?kpid=2735419&cid=PS:SBD:GS:n:n:SBD:58:21800&cvosrc=PLA.ca-google.Home&Garden&cvo_cid=1082543699&cvo_crid=256265601061&cid=PS:GS:CA::41:71700000032819840PRODUCT+GROUPp30950908931&cvosrc=ppc%20nonbrand.CA-google.PRODUCT+GROUP&cvo_cid=1082543699&cvo_crid=256265601061&Matchtype=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzffV7oOp2wIVTb7ACh1GqAzdEAYYAyABEgKhNPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Planting pockets: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/30390899/
Herb markers: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/punny-herb-plant-markers/882709321521-item.html?ikwid=herb+markers&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0
Utility cart: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/90333976/
Bar cart on wheels: https://www.homesense.ca/en
Pineapple ice bucket: https://www.cocktailemporium.com/products/brass-pineapple
Wicker basket: https://www.bouclair.com/en/decor-and-pillows/hampers-and-storage/medium-willow-basket-with-lining-9387445M.html
Black mesh lantern: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/30327308/
Outdoor rug: https://www.simons.ca/en/decor/carpets/doormats-outdoor-rugs/folk-diamond-outdoor-rug-120-x-180-cm–13295-6171302?catId=8555&colourId=3
Ombre paper straws: https://www.amazon.ca/Sugar-Cloth-Paper-Straws-Multi-Color/dp/B074GX63C2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1528468861&sr=8-1&keywords=ombre+straws&dpID=41Se%252B9o6tfL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
Palm leaf outdoor glasses: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/colourful-palms-acrylic-lowball/882709387442-item.html
Stacking margarita glasses: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/house-and-home/stacking-margarita-glasses-set-of/789313475179-item.html
Floor pouf: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20033919/
Watermelon napkins: http://www2.hm.com/en_ca/productpage.0612594001.html
Easy-ish DIYs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB4m-wBnvnQeCQwMct1M7EuM7pCemE9Rx


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  1. Kajal on May 7, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Addicted to home primp videos

  2. Smith Js on May 7, 2019 at 9:07 pm


  3. Marelize du Plessis on May 7, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I would love to see the reactions of the owners after the makeover.

  4. manonmancombat on May 7, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    so many people complain about the logistics of this series ("using things you already own isn’t fair" you too can do this though…as do many other diy series; "why did you splurg on X and not Y"/general critiques about the budget, which are fair at times but also – this a lil bougie magazine where most of the houses redecorated are in the downtown area of a major city, clearly their concept of budget is a little different) but continue to watch multiple videos in it anyway? you wanna critique questionable things, sure fine but critiquing this as if it’s the only "low" budget home decor videos/ there aren’t a plethora of other affordable diy/home decor youtubes is annoying. youtube has passed the days of being aimed at being accessible/tutorial-like. now this is just a 5 minutes hgtv episode and that’s fine. this seems to be more so for inspiration than imitation anyway

  5. Bella Smith on May 7, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Do a dorm room home primp!

  6. DM H on May 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    That space is not boy toddler friendly

  7. Lysol on May 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I just found ur channel and I subscribed and now I cannot stop watching all ur videos. Keep it up.

  8. Ashleigh Sanders on May 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    The kids area seems like an after thought. There’s no where to that chalk. It’s just sitting on the ground in the way.

  9. W.E Time on May 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    I would love too see a primp on an apartment balcony space! Great video

  10. juliefrlt on May 7, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Ok , but once again "on a budget" is not 300 for a bench and an ambiante light I mean that’s absurd plus if we use items we already own 300 is not budget friendly at all…

  11. ᒪᗩᗪYᑎOIᖇ ᖴOᖇ ᒪIᖴE on May 7, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    What about proper chairs and a table?!

  12. Kira Lalh on May 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    “ if you have indoor plants bring them inside” they are called indoor plants for a reason. maybe get outdoor plants if you want outdoor plants.

  13. Tulis kitchen on May 7, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Your video are good..but pls change your music

  14. Jeanette Jimenez on May 7, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Loving this series! I am the mother of a ten year old and twelve year old and I’m needing to refresh their room and transition to teenage status soon. Would love to see teen, tween makeovers for boys and girls. Keep up the amazing transformations!

  15. Green corner on May 7, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    You r genius

  16. Lucy Chen on May 7, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    I always wonder with patios: what if it rains?

  17. Freedom is a Right on May 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Alexandra is gorgeous. Do you have a hubby?:-)

  18. RubyOpheliaQuinn on May 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Sooooooo two people can sit down? Because you would have to be really comfortable with someone to sit shoved up against them like that on top of a chest.

  19. Sunny Dae on May 7, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Girl you did good!!’😊

  20. TravelWell on May 7, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    I like these videos but I still feel compelled to write negative comments.

  21. Ryama Wintour on May 7, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Amazing ideas!

  22. Kit MacLean on May 7, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Shame you insisted on using plastic straws in your drinks and putting them in the bar cart.

  23. multi mess on May 7, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Please do a small kitchen makeover💙💙(hit like if you agree)

  24. Yasemin Arson on May 7, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    love it more home primp!!

  25. Marina Marques on May 7, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Hello Hello. Can you do a rent house ? Makeover rent kitchen, living room, bedroom…. thank you 😊

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  27. John Veldwijk on May 7, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    when can we see new episodes 🙁 Wife and me like this so much

  28. Hema K on May 7, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    You are amazing, Alexandria

  29. Sonia Dyne on May 7, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    That’s a super space

  30. Mady Alvarez on May 7, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    You should do a dorm/college apartment makeover next!

  31. Cynthia Wagner on May 7, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Love your videos!! I wish I had your talent for decorating 🙂 no matter how many videos I watch I cant figure out how to apply it to my space haha…. random question – what font do you use for your “home primp” intro??

  32. Danielle Gallo on May 7, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    i don’t think "modern" is the right word

  33. nson nson on May 7, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Why no more new video? ?

  34. Xiaonan Wang on May 7, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    it should also work for small corner indoor. i like the light and black board idea!

  35. Sambo. Bee on May 7, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    Alex you need to make your own interior youtube channel x

  36. Lu Santos on May 7, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Girl! I love your work! I really gives me hope on my low income😂

  37. momofmanyjewels on May 7, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    why does your Instagram say " FORMER Home Editor"

  38. Bright Trading on May 7, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    shes very talented !!!

  39. Virtuous Key on May 7, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Hey Alexandra I’ll be attending college soon and I need small dorm room decor ideas. You should do a video !

  40. Ashley Fedele on May 7, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Please do a single room studio makeover!

  41. Andrea Bratić on May 7, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    can these lights stand the rain?

  42. Ama Mizu on May 7, 2019 at 9:53 pm


  43. Gaby V on May 7, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Also maybe do a guest bed room / office space? I need ideas for how to do mine lol.

  44. Pineapple - interior design on May 7, 2019 at 9:58 pm


  45. Pastel Julia :*:・゚ on May 7, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    not alot of seeting area…

  46. Gaby V on May 7, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Hmm now I wanna check with my building if I can paint my balcony this dark grey colour. I love it

  47. Jasmine Wang on May 7, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    what if it rains…

  48. Fatima on May 7, 2019 at 10:03 pm


  49. Love Mind on May 7, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    This was cute..Folded chairs would have been good out there, or a small serving table or a outdoor kitchen set up so many great ideas can been done in that space, loved the lights & contrasting wall, I would love to see you do something for someone from thrift stores & consiment shops.. I’m not sure if you’ve done this already, I’m new to your channel..

  50. kari koo on May 7, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I really love the videos in this channel. .when are you gonna upload again? It’s been a long time

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