My 30 Day Makeover has been a little like eating potato chips for me. My family and friends know that I can’t just stop, obviously either one. On the home improvement side, I simply can’t stop making things look better. I’m enjoying the progress too much. Now that the back yard looks so amazing, the neglected areas are looking very well…neglected. So when I had the opportunity to work with Connections™ Fencing I knew exactly what I’d do with a new fence. I’m loving how this easy privacy screen hides ugly yard items.
I’m pretty sure my neighbors love it too:)
I felt compelled to finish tidying up the outside all the way around to the side yard. My newest dilemma was what to do with our sad looking propane tank. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE our propane tank. Here on the island it’s the only way to have gas, and a gas stove is the only way to go in my opinion.
But my rusty old tank was bringing the side yard down 🙁
This fence product required no big tools, no digging, no extra hardware or concrete! Whoa! That’s all I had to hear after a full month of outdoor DIYs.
I’ve done a little research and found a few other fabulous products that will hide ugly yard items too, Like these no dig screen enclosures.
Much better, right? That pretty fence goes all the way around the tank, so I can spare the neighbors the awful view too:) Plus, it’s easy to remove when I need to have the tank refilled.
With Connections Fencing you can make a fence one panel tall or stack up to three high. They can be mixed and matched creatively too. I made this privacy fence two panels tall.
There were three panel heights and three designs options to choose from plus a two sided solid panel. I liked them all and after some quick decision making, went with solid panels on the bottom and the herringbone design on the top.
All I needed was a mallet and a tape measure to install them:)
I liked the idea so much I built another enclosure for our trash cans. Who wants to see trash cans out in the open, right?
The way they connect and anchor the posts is genius. Use a mallet to hammer a portion of the stake into the ground and slip the post over the top.
The panels slide into grooves on the posts. You can use one panel or stack two or three panels on top of each other. You could even be creative and combine them. Once the privacy fence or blind is put together, the fence is really strong.
I liked that Connections Fencing isn’t permanent and the panels can be moved around and reconfigured at anytime.
I planned for this one to match my propane tank cover.
It’s nice looking from the outside and no one has to look at our trash cans anymore. I can make an easy privacy screen and creatively hide ugly things in my yard that I’d rather not see.
I think they both are pretty and blend well with the landscaping.
Don’t you agree?
Connections Fencing is easy to find, and can be purchased at select Lowes Stores or online.
I can think of so many ways to use this creative fencing solution. Check out more creative solutions from Connections Decorative Fencing here.
- Privacy around patios, decks or hot tubs, or to block the view from close neighbors
- Concealing refuse cans, pool pumps, cables/utilities, A/C units or heat pumps, wood piles, kids’ play toys, pile composting
- Decorative accents including address signs, seasonal décor, edging (around patios, driveways, walkways or gardens)
- Protection from the elements (wind, sun, snow); or around gardens, window wells, new plants/plantings, harmful plants (roses, thorn bushes); for kids or pets
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Yes, this is a sponsored post. I only share products I like that I feel have value to my readers. All opinions and creativeness are 100% my own:)
I love what you did with the propane tank. I’m looking to do the same with my outdoor ac unit.I like the look of the vinyl panels.I’m looking to do 2 panels high. Where did you get the panels at?
Wendi Wachtel says
Thanks! That tank was such an eyesore before. The panels can be found at Lowes. It’s been a few years since I did this project so I hope they still carry them. They are sturdy. This enclosure holds up to a lot of wind and storms here and has never broken. Good luck!
My husband just built an enclosure to hide the pool pump, and it looks great, but this would have been so much easier! Love it, and thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! 🙂
Hi Dee, I wanted to hide that ugly propane tank for the longest time! I’m sure your pump enclosure looks good too!
Pamela Smith says
I love this idea! What a great simple way to hide those unsightly areas without all the work! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!
Hi Pamela! This fence system was an absolute yard saver. Plus, there are so many other ways it can be used. Thanks so much for stopping by:)
Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter says
We have a mess of pipes and conduit on the back of our house from a bunch of electrical work we had done when we first moved in (moving an electric meter is no joke!) This fencing would be a beautiful way to cover them up!
Hi Vineta! That would be a fabulous way to cover up the pipes. I do know how messy that is, we did something similar in Texas. Thanks so much for your visit and good luck on the giveaway!
LOVE your site, your blog, and I want to just come live with you. 🙂 You have so many good ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I need to hide my uglies!
Hi Laura! Thank you so much, it makes my day when when I get a nice compliment. Thanks so much for your visit and good luck on the giveaway!
I have enjoyed your projects this month and think using the panels to hide the tank and trash are both great ideas.
Hi Pat and thank you very much! It’s been a fun month of projects. I’m sharing the reveal later today of everything together. I really liked the Connections Fence product, especially because I know it’s an easy project for my readers to do. Thanks so much for your visit and best of luck on the giveaway!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
Now that is a smart fencing system! I’m going to remember this for our next project home. It looks fabulous and I love the lattice design you chose for the top portion. You have worked your behind off with all these LARGE projects. Lugging large bags of mulch alone is a big job. Your yard is stunning and very inviting, Wendi. Kudos to you, girlfriend and put on that sunscreen, grab a bottle of wine, and sit back and enjoy your hard work!
So funny Marie, we did just that today:) I share the reveal tomorrow and am thrilled with how everything turned out as well as it’s over! LOL Thanks as always for your visit my friend:)
i would use it to hide trash cans or the air conditioner/central air unit!
Both of those are great uses! Thanks so much for your visit and best of luck to you on the giveaway!
That fencing is so pretty and I have been admiring it for sometime now. It really hid your areas well and looks beautiful, it has a tropical look in your yard and that is the thing I love about this fencing is that it takes on the style of your house and yard whatever it might be, traditional, old South, or modern it doesn’t matter, it will look beautiful. I would use it to hide garbage cans, or maybe create a little courtyard I have been dreaming of.
Hi Patty 🙂 You’d love the different styles they make the panels in. I had a hard time choosing. I’m really happy with how well it covers the ugly stuff in the yard and makes the area look good. Best of luck to you in the giveaway!
Lynda Sneed says
Wendi, u r so amazing!! Everything looks great& fresh!! Very coastal too!
I’d love to have this to hide my trash cans & I’d plant a climbing miniature rosebush on the front end, since it’d make a perfect trellis!!
We have NO place else to put these ugly things & it ruins my pretty flowers!!
Great job!! Enjoy your posts very much!
Hi Lynda and thank you so much! Really, it makes my day when I get kind notes from my readers. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the series, I’m thrilled the big reveal is tomorrow! LOL I understand how frustrating it it not having a place to hide the trash cans, we had that too. I can picture a pretty rose bush beside on of these. Best of luck y=to you in the giveaway!
carol clark says
id use it to hide the trash cans out front now that would give it a nice pick me up look
Hi Carol, They work great for hiding trash cans! Ours were an issue too. Thanks so much for your visit and good luck in the giveaway!