A Privacy Wall Doesn't Have To Be Boring Anymore

Victoria Larsen Stencils
by Victoria Larsen Stencils
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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.
Standing back, I knew it not only needed more of a solid surface, it needed some "bling".
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.
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.
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.
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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  • Sidney Rippy McLaughlin Sidney Rippy McLaughlin on Jul 07, 2018

    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?

  • Donna Donna on May 13, 2019

    How did you attach the boards?

  • Louise Oliveri-Palazzolo Louise Oliveri-Palazzolo on May 19, 2019

    How much did this cost? How high is you fence?.

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