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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Need Some Privacy?

H and I have really been enjoying our new faux fireplace and eating area on the deck.    But.....sometimes we wish it was a little more private.    The deck is right up against the fence that we share with our neighbors.   Don't get me wrong...we just love them...but....

We wanted a more private area! 

The picture on the left is the view of our neighbors yard from where we sit to eat a romantic dinner...what could we do to make it a little more attractive view?   H screwed a few 2x4's to the fence and stapled some clothes line rope to them.   I hung some sheets on the "clothes line" and we have a private area! 

Here is the view on the other side of the fireplace before H put up the clothes line.   The white sheets are easily hung for privacy....or we can leave them down for a more open look.

I made a few changes on the deck....I hung a wreath on the tree and added some dragon flies.

I have the table all set for a nice lunch....

Here is before and after pictures....




I added a chandy over the table and changed out the decor on the fireplace mantle.

Have a wonderful day!

.....til next time...




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42 comments:

  1. Great idea for privacy and it looks beautiful Penny. I've been working on my porch setting all morning- xo Diana

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  2. Great idea Penny... We planted Leland Cypress trees for privacy and we are almost there. Your idea rocks. So romantic!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Where do you live that you can leave all this outside? Hugs, Cindy

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  3. Oh what a clever idea, Penny! Your settings are always very romantic and i love everything..as usual!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  4. Definitely a wonderful idea! Everything looks so pretty :)

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  5. Looks fabulous Penny!... I crave my privacy... and I think we all need our little spaces to retreat to... yours is beautiful!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  6. What a beautiful setting! You're so creative Penny, and you have one lucky husband!

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  7. Your deck is so lovely! I especially like the whimsical giant dragonflies! Such a fun touch!

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  8. You have a very lovely outdoors. I would spend all of my time out there.
    Have a great 4th,
    Bev

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  9. It looks great but I bet the neighbors will be wondering what is going on on your side of the sheets!! LOL

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  10. Wonderful easy privacy issue fix by you and H. I like all the additions like the dragonfly and appreciate your close up photo shots. Happy 4th of July

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  11. I love using the sheets on the clothesline. Good thinking. Your mantel makes a wonderful outdoor backdrop to a nice time together. You are so smart and creative!
    Liz

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  12. Wow you have the most beautiful backyard I have ever seen! You and your husband are so creative.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  13. Penny,
    I love the whole idea of privacy and this is a great idea!!
    I really adore this little area and that fireplace is simply the BEST!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. What a wonderful way to get a little privacy in your backyard! Lovely setting. I am a dragonfly girl!! Thanks for sharing TTF this week.

    Linda

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  15. Great Idea for privacy. What a beautiful escape!

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  16. Your outdoor space is amazing, and its inspired me to go do a bit more work on mine!

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  17. Great idea! I'm having a hard time adjusting to lack of privacy! ♥

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  18. I could spend an afternoon reading at your table! Very nice!

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  19. Great idea for your privacy. Your yard is amazing, an awesome outdoor living space. I love the cute dragonflies. Great post!

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  20. It definitely lends a romantic atmosphere - so pretty.

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  21. What a beautiful tablescape for your lunch. I adore the tablecloth with the butterfly, takes my breath away! Hope your weekend was filled with Pink Blessings!

    Valrie

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  22. How cute! I would definitely enjoy some nice dinners there!

    Allison @ www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

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  23. There's a creative idea, and not at all unsightly.

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  24. Great idea for privacy Penny. You have created a very warm and welcoming spot! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. Very pretty and a great idea for privacy

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  26. What a great change! I love, love, love your fireplace mantel! It's perfect and so pretty for your outdoor living!

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  27. It is always a treat to come visit with you!! (Even if it's only over the web :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend! We've already got it pinned! :)

    Sue @thet2women.com

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  28. You do just the cutest darn vignettes and garden arrangements -- always makes me smile!

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  29. I love the fireplace and the sheets are such a great idea. Never would have thought of that. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  30. Great idea, Penny! I know I've said this before but it is just such a blessing to read about all the things you and your husband do together. I love this time I'm in now with lots of little ones and not a lot of quiet time with my husband, but I am also looking forward to the days where we can enjoy a leisurely dinner together outside. :)

    Have a beautiful day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  31. WOW! what a fabulous idea! How romantic and fun!! :) Michelle

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  32. I think this is a romantic solution, Penny - what a terrific idea - a perfect backdrop to your lovely setting!
    I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  33. What a simple, and great idea Penny! I love the coziness it gives. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  34. Oh my goodness what a beautiful idea! I love the little fish on the mantle :) Thanks for sharing!
    Jennelise

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  35. Penny, What a beautiful use for a space. So romantic and functional at the same time. I love it. Linking up from Better Mom Mondays. Kim @ Pouring Down Like Rain www.kimadamsmorgan.com

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  36. You always share these wonderfully creative spaces.

    Thank for sharing at the Creative HomeAcre Hop. Hope to see you back again this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/07/welcome-to-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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  37. This is an inspired idea - it gives the privacy you need in a very lovely way. I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  38. Such a creative way to have privacy, soft and flows in the wind too...even more romantic! Such a pretty place you've created!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  39. I loved this project! I’m Featuring YOU on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party from last week! We go live Monday at Midnight. So please stop by and grab a Feature Button and Link Up something new.
    I have also pinned your project to VMG206’s Brag About It Features Pinterest Board. I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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