What can be upcycled/used to turn a chainlink fence to a privacy fence

I have a 4ft chain link fence around my yard but want to create a privacy space on the back and sides of my yard. Any ideas?

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  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 12, 2018
    Fence companies sometimes sell strips that fit vertically into the fence. Any heavily vined plant with woody stems may give you more privacy (Depends on your climate). Privit hedge works very well, as could Rose of Sharon, lilacs, etc.

  • Patty Patty on Jul 12, 2018
    We have a chain link fence and like you wanted privacy. My husband went to Home Depot (I believe,) he bought Bamboo fencing that comes in 6-8 foot panels the height was,I believe 5’. We attached the panels to the chain link with wire strips we cut to length -to fit around a link and a bamboo pole. We tied the fence to the chain link at different points thru-out the panels to keep it in place & attached thru any weather, animals climbing etc. When attaching the wire I suggest gloves, wire can poke fingers when putting thru and around the bamboo & chain link. The panels of Bamboo are made tight together Absolute Privacy! You can buy real bamboo panels or fake. We put ours up in 2005-6 and there still up. We hang potted plants, decorations Plus gone thru A lot of bad storms & Hurricane Seasons! I love the look. Very easy.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 12, 2018
    Hi! We added a section of privacy fence over our chain link fence where I have a stone bench and concrete angel. It's in the shade of a tree, and is very peaceful.

  • Carol Carol on Jul 12, 2018
    I have the same issue. I was thinking of using vinyl lattice.

  • OceeB OceeB on Jul 12, 2018
    Search Craigslist for free lumber and pallets. add a basework by adding base panels on top of posts both sides and then along top. Screw new boards to the base pieces. The pallet wood will most likely not be treated so will need to use an outdoor paint or stain to protect the wood

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 12, 2018
    HELLO THERE, YOU CAN USE ANYTHING YOU LIKE , SO LONG AS IT WILL WEAVE IN AND OUT OF THE HOLES, Strips of fabric , Plastic.thing at all Rope , Wool etc. Anything at all really. You could even decide to make a picture or spider web. or colour blocks, or go diagonally. It is your project, be creative - just go for it, Make it a work or art................Have Fun!