How to hide your trash can – in 30 minutes…with no hardware, no concrete, and no glue! Seriously easy DIY project that really helps your curb appeal. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Freedom Outdoor Living. All opinions are 100% mine.
We spent all of 2015 working on the interior of our fixer upper house, and we barely touched the exterior. While we have a LOT to do, we’re slowly chipping away at our long “to do” list.
We’re working at upping the curb appeal of our home, and there was a certain eyesore smack dab in the front of our house. It’s directly to the left of the front door – our trash cans. Nothing like welcoming guests to our front door while they’re staring at our ugly trash cans, right? Ha!
I didn’t realize how easy it would be to make over this space!
How to hide your trash can
This is a sponsored post, but I needed you guys to know that this product is seriously simple to use, and I promise you can do it! So…I made a little video to share how we made it, and with a one and a two year old too:
So here’s the deal: there’s no glue, hardware or concrete involved in this project. We just used Connections Decorative Fencing‘s vinyl products (available at Lowe’s) and a hammer (they suggest a rubber mallet).
We used 4 3-tier post kits, 6 solid inserts, and 3 pattered inserts. We picked the herringbone pattern, but they actually have a few cute patterns to choose from.
We simply measured the correct distance, hammered the stakes halfway into the ground, slid the posts on top of them, and put the inserts into the grooved posts. I cannot tell you how simple it was! I was legitimately surprised – it took us just under 30 minutes from start to finish.
This is a much better solution for hiding our trash cans. Since we live in town, we have a lot of foot traffic that passes this part of our home daily.
I had thought a little fence would be nice “someday”, but it seemed so complicated with the thought of having to pour concrete. SO glad we found a way to get around that!
And now our guest’s view has been much improved when they come knocking on our front door!
My picks for other privacy screen options:
In case you can’t find this exact product in your store, there are plenty of options to buy similar product online! Here are my picks (affiliate links included)
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We’ll be sharing a LOT more exterior projects in the upcoming months! For now, come see how we edged our garden (it’s easy I promise!)
And all of my tips for how to refinish your porch/exterior steps: