July 10, 2012

Privacy Screen...

We're on a roll with do-it-yourself projects lately.  We have a small deck off our sunroom that overlooks our neighbor's backyard pool. 

 Chris and I really enjoy sitting on the deck at night (but our neighbors also love evening swimming).  I had been complaining that I didn't like the feeling of being on display, so Chris came up with a cheap but festive solution for a privacy screen.

Using lattice, bamboo poles and a couple of sheer curtains that can be drawn closed or opened up, Chris constructed this privacy screen.


To give it a little color, we found these glass vases, glass balls, and glass t-light holders while recently on vacation in Pentwater and Whitehall.




We also attached the lights that were in the umbrella to the railings of the deck.

 


It's a lovely oasis with a tad bit more privacy.

Well done, Chris.  Have I said how much I love his K-12 summer work schedule (smile).

26 comments:

Lee said...

Very creative husband! I love the colors you added. You guys are on a roll, for sure! Enjoy your special space!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

My sister in law has a similar deck and I agree that you feel as if you are on display. Great solution and love it all lit up at night. Chris rocked that project...

Courtney said...

What a great project, he is so creative. The k-12 summer schedule is pretty great.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Kim,
Your Hubby deserves an A+ for this project!
Love this idea!!
That is why i love my little back yard because no one can see us out there!! LOL!

Hugs,
Deb

Creative Breathing said...

My home needs power washing, may I borrow your handy husband? These are all great ideas, but I'm still thinking of adding a few mushrooms underneath my back yard oak tree! Such fun here! Elizabeth

vintage grey said...

What a creative husband you have!! Great Job to Chris!! Love all the pretty decorations you added, and the lights are so fun!! xo Heather

Tammy's in Love said...

Send him right over, I have a stone paver patio that needs a little something around it and I have several photos for inspiration! Smile...

Katia said...

Bellissimo lavoro davvero, complimenti al tuo "husband"!

DearHelenHartman said...

Beautiful. It's like a dreamy summer scene.

Jboo said...

That is lovely!! He is such a hardworker!! You are a one lucky girl!!! :)

craftyles said...

Wow-you should definitely keep him around. Really nice. Such an inviting spot!

Karin said...

That is so cool! I have been thinking of doing something like this for privacy but hadn't figured out how to do it without making it a huge project. This is awesome! I will have to show my hubby. :)

Joanna B said...

Go Chris! What an excellent idea...I may have to figure out how to incorporate this!

Kim said...

VERY CUTE idea... love it.. you guys are a match.. both creative...
Hugz..

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Wow Kim!! I love that!!!!!!! What a creative hubby you have! I too feel like I am on display on my porch. Another thing I don't like, is my neighbors yard next door. When we are on our deck, you can see clearly into the next yard. They do not mow their grass til it is a foot high!!! Weeds, trees growing in the middle of nowwhere. UGGG! Such a mess to look at. Hummm, this idea might just work for me in solving that problem. A piece of lattice, and a curtain. WAL - AH no more messy view!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Heather said...

Much better...and so romantic too!

Nellie said...

You have created your own oasis! Such a creative husband!

NanaDiana said...

Wow, Kim! What a wonderful solution! I love it and it lends as much in definition to the space and the privacy factor is really the bonus. LOVE it- He did a great job- xo Diana

April said...

So pretty Kim !!! I would not want to be looking at their pool.. I would want to be in it swimming.. lol I love the idea and all the lights!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! That turned out FABULOUS! Enjoy your new space!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a great solution to the privacy problem! I love all the night lights, too.

My Vintage Mending said...

My reader has been reset again. This is a perfect solution. I grew up in a house with a deck like that and I knew I wanted a walk out when we moved. Having never been able to come up with this genius solution. Love those water globes...Smiles...Renee

Pam said...

Great idea! I'm going to make my husband switch jobs so he can be home in the summers too!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

You are on a DIY roll! First of all, what a beautiful deck space and I love the solution Chris came up. My husband is working on our deck right now. He tore down our privacy wall so we have to come up with a solution. I think we will also use curtains a trellis.

Cheryl G. said...

LOVE it all! Especially those little glass vases! Wow!

Life in Rehab said...

LOVE it! Chris is so good about making your wish his creative command!