A Little More Privacy Please

3 Materials
$5
1 Day
Easy

I have a lovely balcony which I rarely use because it is situated on a busy street. To solve my lack-of-privacy problem I added a bamboo fence. This was not very helpful, because in the evening when I had the lights on there was too much exposure.
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Being ever the frugal DIYer, I decided to look around the house and see if I could come up with a less transparent solution. I found this melamine piece which was full of holes. That did not bother me, because at least I would use something that would have otherwise gone to the landfill.
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I attached it to the balcony using twine. It looked very ugly, but at least it was the right size. I decided to add plastic to the outside to make it water resistant and use something nicer for the interior. I nailed that plastic on and cut off the excess. I nailed that plastic on and cut off the excess.
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Then I added a striped fabric, to echo the vertical of the bamboo fence. I simply glued it on and nailed the edges down. And then painted on some varnish for protection.
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Finally it was up on my fence. It offered just enough privacy from nosey neighbors and I was able to use what I had at home. The only cost was the varnish, about $5. I have a pretty interior and a tough exterior, so that I can leave it there over the winter without worrying that it will be demolished. In fact, I like it so much I am working on another one right now. If you would like to see the final result pop on over to my blog, on the link below

Suggested materials:

  • Fabric
  • Nails
  • Glue

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