Deck Refresh Progress, #1room30days: How to Update and Add Privacy to A Basic Old Picket Fence10:40:00 PM
Hi Friends, I have not done well at documenting my #1room30days deck refresh process thus far, so I'm going to try to play catch up in the next few posts. I chose my deck for this challenge because since we've become a family of 6, we spend much more time at home . . . Quite honestly, the hassle of getting 6 people ready and out the door is far too great, which is why I chose to make our outdoor space more comfortable and livable, almost like a destination---a place we want to be. Today I am going to show you how I added privacy panels to our basic picket fence to make our deck feel a bit more secluded. I previously explained, in my initial post , how the homes on our street are very closely situated, hence the need for a little extra privacy.
My idea was to add a little height to the fence, since getting a new fence was definitely out of the budget!
I snatched up some of these yard/garden stakes from Lowes, which came in a 6 pack for about $5 and some individual pine fence boards which are about 5/8"x5"x8'. I chose these boards because they are thin and cheap, at only $1.86 a piece!
|My supervisor was watching over me :P|
I simply laid out the boards and nailed the pickets into the landscape stakes using my nail gun. I spaced them out using a large s'mores stick.
I left the garden stakes long as I plan to use them to hang the string lights and maybe even some lanterns, but it's all about personal preference here.
I went ahead and added one extra board on this fence panel because it didn't line up with the other fence panels, this way it kept the space looking a bit more uniform.
and here's a full shot of where I was at this point:
Here's the fence panel before:
and here it is after:
Pillows, Pillows and more Pillows!
Landscaping and Styling
Somehow, I will manage to squeeze in some posts about these projects in the next week and a half! I am just loving my space already and it's not even done! I don't think I've spent as much time in our yard in ten years, that I have over the past coupe of weeks!