Thrifty and Chic
Thrifty and Chic
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  • Salt Lake City, UT

DIY Outdoor Privacy Screen

$100
1 Day
Easy

Our neighborhood is situated on a hill, so we get the pleasantness of having a huge house peering into our backyard. Even if a fence were up, the house is high enough that our neighbors would see right into our backyard. So, after years off feeling a lack of privacy when hanging out on our porch, I finally came up with an idea! A cute little privacy screen that resembles the look of a pergola.
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I didn't want to make this permanent since we'll hopefully be building a pergola in the next year or two. So, for now, I just dug a hole by my patio about 13" deep (calling the gas/power company to make sure there were no lines) and placed the 4x4 in it. I used a level to make sure it was straight. Adding rocks/shims to get it level.
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For the curtain rod, I found that using a rod that secured directly into the wood was the best option for high wind situations.
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For the curtains themselves, I used drop clothes.
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When the curtains are closed, and it's windy, I needed a way for them to stay put. So, I placed grommets on the corners and secured them to the ground with a little "U" pin.
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I wish I had done this years ago! The look is perfect for the space, and the privacy is just wonderful.
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This is was it looks like closed. I'll probably add some cute pattern to it eventually, but for now it does the job! Another plus? I now have something to hang lights from! To see the full tutorial, visit my blog! http://www.thriftyandchic.com/2015/08/diy-privacy-screen-for-100.html

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  • Yavette Moore
    on Jan 12, 2019

    We're did u get the supply from and what was the cost.can you give the the size of the wood

  • Janice
    on Jan 12, 2019

    I love the idea--but won't the pipe rust onto the curtains! Maybe spray paint the pipes? I have a similar situation and this might just work for me, too! Thank you!!



  • Candida
    7 days ago

    How was the flooring of this project done... what was used and was it expensive

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  • Paula Simas
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Very cute. Im going to attempt that.

  • Lorelei
    on Jun 6, 2019

    Very cute, and if you cant dig your posts into the ground cement them into 5 gal buckets 2/3 of the way and when dry add dirt and flowers to finish them off.

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