A Privacy Wall Doesn't Have To Be Boring Anymore


It started out simply being a lattice privacy wall. OK, I was a ninny. I "thought" it would provide privacy, but as you can see, it doesn't. Besides that, it just seemed too plain for my tastes.
fences lattice privacy wall planks wood, fences, painting
Standing back, I knew it not only needed more of a solid surface, it needed some "bling".
fences lattice privacy wall planks wood, fences, painting
I purchased 12" x 4' boards from Home depot then sealed both sides with Thompsons Opaque water seal and stain. Then it hit me: Stenciled branches in metallic colors! I used the branch only of our Raised Plaster Aspen Tree Stencil set (which provided a nice, large branch stencil to work with). I began with silver branches first. Actually crossing the design over two boards helped unify the boards.
fences lattice privacy wall planks wood, fences, painting
I then stenciled the same branch stencil in gold metallic. Some branches over the top of (yet off-set from) the silver branches.
A good, heavy coat of Eurothane exterior varnish did the trick to completely seal the design.
fences lattice privacy wall planks wood, fences, painting
Adding detail pieces (which are simply plastic or wooden wall decor items that have been sealed with eurothane to protect against the weather) add an extra punch of design to the wall.
fences lattice privacy wall planks wood, fences, painting
Now, not only does my privacy wall actually provide "privacy", it also brings an element of "art" to my back yard and now serves as a trellis for quickly growing green beans.
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  • Uvet
    on Apr 29, 2018

    Does the sealant work for snow country?

    • For your area, you might want to ask your local paint or hardware guy what the best one would be for your area, but any exterior sealer such as Varithane should do the trick just fine.

  • Judy russell
    on May 6, 2018

    Does the trellis get attached to existing fence?

  • I love how this looks! My neighbors have the ugliest side yard! My porch where I sit to enjoy the outdoors faces it. There’s a chain link fence around it.

    Can anyone think of a creative, cheap way to block their yard from my view?

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