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Privacy Screen Project – reveal

Aubrey finished theย three privacy screens in our backyard today. Yippee!ย One is in the very far left (hard to see), one the middle, and one closest to us in the photo. They are evenly spaced through the garden. This actually concludes all projects in the yard, except for landscaping with plants or adding in other “pre-bought” items. No more building in the garden. ๐Ÿ™‚


>ย To recap, we wanted toย build these privacy screens in our backyard for the following reasons

(a) to hide the chain link fence. (Bleh, I think it’s ugly)

(b) to get some privacy from our neighbours garden and

(c) to add some more weight to this side of the garden, as the other side got a full fence last summer. It seemed “uneven” to have all the wood on one side of the yard.

You see, we did ask this neighbour if she would ever be interested in a fence, and she said no, as a fence would cast shade on her lawn. So we went this route, as the privacy screens don’t cast little shade (if any) on her lawn, but are a nice visual interest for us.


They were easy enough to create, and the three in total cost around $300. We don’t have full privacy from the other yard, it will take some more plants and another summer of the existing plans I planted to grow in, but it’s a step in the right direction.

To remind you, this is what our garden looked like when we bought it. (I was deseperately trying to fix the lawn as you can see)


And this is where we are at now…



xo Linds


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    June 26, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Love it! Just the visual interest alone is worth the money, but in years to come the privacy will be invaluable. Great job!

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    June 26, 2010 at 12:38 am

    wow! what a transformation – it looks fantastic!

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    Pine Tree Home
    June 26, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Lush and beautiful. Hope you are enjoying great time out there.

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    Lipstick Rules
    June 26, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Hello! I just found your blog – and so glad I did. I am now reading all your past posts. Your blog is amazing!

    I'm also a Canadian blogger (beauty) and am looking for inspiration to fix up my own home. Your blog is definitely inspiring me ๐Ÿ˜‰


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    June 26, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Wow, your yard looks amazing! I love the privacy screens – they turned out great.

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    Sara @ Russet Street Reno
    June 26, 2010 at 2:39 am

    So gorgeous, and obviously you are doing really well restoring the lawn!

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    [email protected] at Home
    June 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    lovely … you soon won't see any of the chain link fence … just your beautiful screens.

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    June 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Love it! It really does balance the space and make it feel more cozy!! Nice work, hope you get to enjoy your yard and some sunshine this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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    June 26, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Wonderful space and idea! I'm a big fan of your blog and I love everything you've posted so far.I check it everyday to see if there's something new… Just a question: what colour did you use on your walls? I went to Benjamin Moore's store and got some samples, but is really hard to find the perfect white.
    By the way, allow me to say that your little angel is soooo adorable! Congratulations!

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    June 27, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Very nice! A huge change from the start, and a very clever solution that keeps both you and your neighbour happy. A good move!

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    chair up
    June 27, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Wonderful! Such a huge improvement. Those screens look very well-made:o)

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    June 27, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Looks great!

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    June 27, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    What a difference! It looks great, and I like that you compromised with your neighbor. Great job!

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    June 28, 2010 at 1:01 am

    The backyard looks amazing! The Grass is so green and plush. You guys don't have dogs do you?! Keep up the good work!

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    Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints
    June 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    It looks SOOOO GOOD!!!

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    June 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Well done, the garden looks fantastic! What a perfect place to relax on the weekends.

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    Mrs. Chic
    June 29, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    They look amazing! I would love these screens on our backurad along our fence and ours in all fenced in would love a how to, pretty please!! btw your backyard resemble a garden now!

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    Maggie Rose
    June 30, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    They make a big difference in hiding that awful fence! Once the greenery fills in it will be an entirely new space.

    The contrast of before-and-after is really outstanding! What a great place for your little family to spend these summer days!

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    Macy Dawn
    June 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Yay! I had been waiting to see how these turned out…they look fabulous! And your backyard is beautiful with all the new plant growth! This makes me feel so far behind on my own yard plans.

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    June 30, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Wow, what a difference from your before and after. Great job!

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    July 2, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you so much! We love it, and it makes for some awesome architectual interest now in the garden, and I feel as though the garden is less lot sided. I think once the plants grow in more it will be even better –

    Mrs Chic – I'll totally compile a how to for you. It's super easy, but I say that and Aubrey is the one that did all the work. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Totty – no dog in our house – I don't think that the grass would have grown in so much had we had a 4 legged friend! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    July 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Wow, what a transformation. I love the privacy screens and am contemplating putting some up in our yard once our deck gets built.

    Come on, deck, get built!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm new to your blog but love what I see so far.

    P.S. I love your post about the hydrangeas and couldn't agree more about loving them in a front yard. So homey and pretty. Our front yard currently has 9 of them!

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    Mango Gal
    July 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Such a transformation!

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    Livinia Redlips
    July 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Looks fantastic – the screens are great – I just moved into a home w/chain link fence in the backyard that I'd like to cover a bit.

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