Fencing plays a starring role in the home decor news these days. You'll see weathered pickets or rugged fence boards ingeniously repurposed as living room wall art or headboards for the bedroom. But sometimes a fence is just a fence – not something to be recycled, but an actual structure that provides privacy, security, and shade to your yard. There's no reason for this essential item to be boring, though. Here are 8 fences imaginatively decorated by Hometalk members. Try doing one of these projects yourself to delight the eye and perhaps add curb appeal to your home.
1. Marble-Embellished Fence
Here's a whimsically embellished fence
courtesy of Creating Really Awesome Free Things (C.R.A.F.T.). Her mom created the shiny decorations by drilling holes in wooden fencing and wielding a mallet to pound in a jillion children's marbles. Who else loves the sparkle?
2. Peek a Bark Fence
A privacy fence will keep passersby from peeking in, but what if you have a four-footed somebody who wants to peek out
? Joe L cut a hole in his board fence to let his beautiful Sheltie buddy Blaze watch what everyone was doing in the back field. The peek a bark hole
is lined with plywood so Blaze's fur doesn't snag.
3. DIY Repurposed Tin Can Hanging Planters
Try this cheap and easy way to add charming pops of color to an uninspiring stretch of fence. NewlyWoodwards hung her fence with spray-painted tin cans full of flowers
. Voila! Instant rustic planters that brighten up the landscape on a budget.
4. Sunflower Fence Art
5. Planter Boxes to Beautify a Fence
6. Fence "Planted" with Wheel Cover Flowers
This imaginative fence update
comes from Susan Shinn Cesarini and her mother. They painted metal wheel covers to look like flowers, attached them to the fence, and added free form "leaves." Way to keep your garden colorful all year round!
7. Spring Fence Flower Hangers
Galvanized buckets, metal butterflies, and scrap wood are three popular garden décor elements. Rustic Rediscovered combined them into brilliantly hued flower hangers
that look tempting enough to attract some real-life butterflies to her Orlando fence
8. Fence-Mounted Bird Houses
Donna S did a fabulous job of decorating her fence
using recycled roadside finds and other bits and pieces. She started by using up leftover paint on the fence's eclectic color scheme and topped it all off with a fabulous collection of birdhouses plus a vintage iron bed frame.