Most people don’t realize just how much a fence can change the look of your front yard and your home. It can increase the value of your property as well as identify property lines and be a measure of safety. Fences can truly be works of art if you just add a little bit of imagination to this functional and beautiful fixture. Here are eight ideas to get you on the right track. Western Fence does beautiful custom work, so be sure to call if you need a new fence of almost any kind.

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.

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