Thursday, March 25, 2010

Backyard Fence Project

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One thing that has been irking me is the fence on the back border of our yard. It's a simple thing, I know. It's just a fence. But it's chain link, and every day I was looking at my neighbor's messy yard.

They put their stuff behind their garage to hide it so they don't have to look at it...which means I get a full view of their discarded outdoor shower and their rusty old gym equipment.

Can I just say, I'm so not a fan!

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Not to mention their cat carrier, and their broken lawn ornaments, their half-rotted wood pile...and...I could go on. But I won't...for your sake! And mine!

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I didn't want to spend a lot of money, and the fence is perfectly functional.

So, yesterday I bought some reed panels and affixed them to our existing fence with clear zip ties. It took all of 30 minutes, and I really like the effect. I ended up doubling up on the panels for more privacy. When I first put them up they were a little see-through. But doubled, they really make it private. Oh, and I clipped the zip tie after I took this picture so the tail's not hanging out anymore!

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Here are a few Before and After photos. It's amazing what a little camouflage will do!

Before:

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After:

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After:

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After:

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Ah, that's better. It's a little Tiki, but it will do. Makes me want to have a Mai Tai. Yum!

13 comments:

FourJedis said...

You are so creative, E! What a great idea. I'm glad you found a less expensive solution.

mum2abby said...

Adorable! You're doing so well with your house!! :) I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve!!!

JESSICA said...

wow that looks awesome! Great job :)

Coffee Please!?! said...

that looks fabulous!! margaritas all around! great job! toodles!

Jerilyn said...

What a great idea..I have a fench I would like to do that to, where did you get the reep panels & about how much did you pay? Thx a bunch

Erika said...

thanks girls! jerilyn- you can get the panels at home depot or lowe's or even target. they're about $25 for 16 foot long panels...(i linked to the home depot ones in my post).

:-)

Erin said...

Wow great work again! A great way to make the backyard more private and not have to look at all that junk! :)

MY LIFE WITH BOYS! said...

Oh my. I don't blame you one bit. It looks great!

Poppy said...

Brilliant!

Stephanie said...

You were meant to be a homeowner! Great job:)

With Out My Punkin said...

such a great idea! Maybe the neighbors will take a hint :)

Lost in Space said...

Your skills and creativity continue to impress me! Now I know where Paprika gets it from. (-;

Claire said...

What a wonderful idea! Looks fab.

Cxx