Well, it’s almost that time! Week 7 of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE is here!! I can’t believe there is only one week left until this project will be over. I’m hoping I can get everything done in time. 

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This week we added on to our lower privacy wall. I wanted it to come up a little higher because our neighbors are so close. We enjoy having coffee on our deck in the mornings, but when they walk out, it’s always a little awkward. So a high privacy screen was a must in my book. After I did some Google/Pinterest image research AKA( saving inspirational screenshots to my phone) it was time to get to work.  

 We already had our string-light framework in place from last week, so I thought, why can’t we nail some more boards to it to give us more privacy?

privacy wall on modern deck and string lights

 We decided to use thin, lightweight boards across the deck to mimic the lower, thicker ones. 

They ended up being 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch thick

I put a thicker one in the middle of everything to give a little visual change as well. That one was 2 1/2 x 3/4 inch thick. 

I sanded them all down, then stained the boards.

Next, we cut them to size and nailed them up using a one-inch scrap piece of wood for a spacer, just like we did for the lower boards as well.

We used our handy but super inexpensive nail gun to put them in place.

I absolutely love how private and modern our deck feels now!! 

Here are some pictures of how it turned out.

cable rail deck picture close up of flowers
horizontal wood deck privacy wall and cattle dog
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