These DIY privacy screens are a great way to get the privacy you want inside and out, whether it be for your deck, porch, area of your yard, or even your windows.
Some of these privacy screens can also be used to hide anything unsightly in your yard such as trash cans, recycling bins, an air conditioner, or even areas of your yard that you just don't love. They can even be used for backyard shade.
All of these DIY privacy screen projects are beginner-level and low-budget. You'll learn a lot without spending a lot, and have a great build that you'll be eager to share.
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Garbage Can Privacy Screen
This privacy screen is perfect for hiding your unsightly trash cans and recycling bins and even a compost bin if you have one. The screen has a modern look to it thanks to the black paint and dark stain. It's a great beginner project only taking three different sizes of wood boards.
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Wooden Gate Window Privacy Screens
Here's an indoor privacy screen that's going to give your home a real farmhouse or cottage feel. It's the perfect alternative to curtains and gives you a lot of privacy, making it a great choice for front windows. The privacy screen is made to look just like old gates but you'll build them new. A DIY barn door could also give the same feeling.
Wooden Gate Window Privacy Screens from Funky Junk Interiors
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Trellis Backyard Privacy Screen
Here's an outdoor privacy screen that's made out of lattice and cedar boards to form a trellis to add privacy or hide anything that you don't love about your yard. You can also use it to hold up vines or climbing roses as they grow.
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Outdoor Privacy Screen
Here's another outdoor privacy screen and this one is built to give some privacy to a deck. It's made mostly out of fence boards making it a great budget project. You'll love the Venetian feel it will add to your yard from both inside and out.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Pretty DIY Window Privacy Screen
If you're looking for a solution to add more privacy to a single-window in your home, this window privacy screen is your answer. It's a very easy DIY project that includes building a frame and using fabric to cover it. You could really change up the look by stenciling your own fabric or using fabric in your favorite print.
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Wood Privacy Screen
A simple porch gets a makeover and some added privacy in this wood privacy screen building project. Add some plant holders to the inside of your screen and you have the perfect area to relax on your patio furniture without anyone bothering you.
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Decorative Outdoor Privacy Screen
If you're looking for more than just a plain wooden privacy screen, you're going to love this one that uses a wooden frame and then some metal decorative privacy screen panels. It's a unique look that not only looks great, but it does a wonderful job of keeping your area private. It's a straight forward DIY project that gives you a big payoff.
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Outdoor Privacy Curtains
Here's a quick privacy fix that will have you enjoy your space in no time. An easy way to add some privacy to your outdoor spaces is by hanging outdoor curtains. You'll simply need to build a frame, attach a curtain rod, and then hang some already made outdoor curtains. In just an afternoon you'll have a fun new area that's completely yours.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Under $100 Privacy Screen
Here's another project for a curtain privacy screen but with this one, you'll make your own curtains out of drop cloths. The project shows you how to erect the posts, stain, make the curtains, and then hang the curtains. It's a pretty look that no one will guess that you pulled off all by yourself. This whole project will cost you less than $100 from start to finish.
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Trash Can Privacy Wall
Hide your trash cans away with style with this free DIY privacy screen project. A base and frame are built and then a lattice board is attached as the final step. The trash cans are placed on the base and hidden by the lattice board. It's easy to make this project your own and change the size to fit your garbage cans. As a finishing touch, you could stain it, paint it, or even keep it unfinished.