I’ve seen several DIY projects for privacy fences, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money or put a ton of effort into this project. Unfortunately, I have a champagne vision with a beer budget, but we were able to complete this project for less than $30 in under two hours. I built this Privacy Screen Planter DIY at the end of spring, but I wanted to wait until the plants filled it before I shared it. I’m really happy with this addition to my backyard! It creates a focal point on the side of the house, gives me more planter space (always a plus!) and it blocks the view of the dark, un-lanscaped area on the border of my property.
This privacy screen was relatively easy to build and it only took a day. I should mention…filling it up with dirt took a lot longer! The planter box is constructed first and then the frame for the trellis is built. I used pre-made pressure treated wood lattice panels which made this project a lot easier! Privacy screens are great way to add some privacy to your most valued outdoor living areas. Not only are they effective and functional, privacy screens are also highly decorative.
So, if your deck or patio is still without a privacy screen, check out these easy to make privacy screens that will help you keep your nosey neighbors from peeking into your family fun area. The screen is contemporary & open and yet still feels private, which is nice because it allows me to see the boys and dog on the other side of the yard, while still maintaining some layer of seclusion. Plus, it has a clean & simple aesthetic which I think compliments my style.