Affordable & Easy Chain Link Fence Makeover Option

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We have a dog park in our back yard, built by previous owner. Although we are dog owners, our dogs are small, inside dogs and have no interest in this enclosure. We have tried, but after five minutes of being in the dog park, they stood by the gate and cried.

What to do with it? Getting rid of the chain link fence seems like a lot of hard work for just one person. Besides, fences are expensive to install.

Instead, I decided to make this area a garden where I’ll grow fruits and vegetables. Since our yard gets pretty much daily visits from deer (this is where they come from),┬á this fence comes in really handy. chain link fence redo

chain link fence redo

This tiny garden bed is just the beginning. They’ll be many more. Or I may even rent a tiller to loosen the soil in this area.

chain link fence redo

Chain link fences are not my favorite so I have searched for affordable makeovers. After perusing Pinterest and Youtube, I am pretty sure about the direction I’m heading with my chain link fence.

Via Midwestfence

I really like this idea. Just a few wood boards make all the difference.

chain link fence redo

I happen to have a big pile of old fence wood in my back yard. These boards would be perfect for covering up the metal poles. Great way to reuse old wood and save money.

chainlink fence redo

Another thing I’d like to change is the color.

 

via Bob Vila

Black is a much better option.

This video shows an affordable and easy chain link fence makeover. The guy did it for under $50. I love the end result.

 

So this is my plan for this fence. I’d love to know what you think.

10 thoughts on “Affordable & Easy Chain Link Fence Makeover Option

  1. I think the fence renovation is a great idea. Make sure to use gloves when handling the old wood you’ve got. It may be pressure treated lumber and Lowe’s recommends using gloves because of chemicals that can leach out. I’m jealous of your garden space. That’s a perfect way to use it! -Paul

  2. Good advice about using gloves. In fact, the lumber is pressure treated.
    Sometimes my yard is almost too much for me. I have to mow it twice a week. I could be worse, I guess. I see this chore as a form of exercise. No need to join a gym. Haha! Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

  3. I love the picture you posted of the chain link fence with some boards added for aesthetics! I would never have thought of doing anything with a chain link fence besides just, well chain and metal. I would imagine that today there are probably several contractors who have some ideas like the wood you posted here.

    1. Thank you, Luke. I figured there has to be a way to make a chain link fence look nicer. This method seems easy and affordable. Thank you for reading. I appreciate it!

  4. I like that you gave a way to reuse old fence wood. When I was taking out my fence, I realized that I hate wasting things, so now I know what I can do with it. Creativity might be a good way to find something new to do with your fence.

    1. John, thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. I’m totally with you on that one… I too hate wasting things. And there’s so much you can make with old fence wood. Don’t underestimate your creativity!

  5. This is some really good information about chain link fences. I like that you pointed out that you should try painting the fence. It might also be a good idea to repair or replace the fence.

  6. Ya, when it comes to versatility, chain link fence is the best option among all other types of fences. Undoubtedly I can say that it is one of the most affordable fencing option in the market. It is easy to install. Though it does not provide security like solid slab of steel, but one most essential feature of this fence system is that one is able to see through it. It is just because in most of the situations, being able to see what is happening on the other sides equally important as keeping the things out. Here, I want to mention some of the makeover options for chain link fence in the following.
    1)Cover the chain link fence with green materials which can be easily done with climbing vines.
    2)Add some wood facade to the areas of the chain link fence that needs sprucing up.
    3)Lastly I can say that cover the fence with windscreens is another option of makeover a chain link fence. Etc..

    1. Devon, thank you for the suggestions. They all seem like great makeover options. I will for sure add some wood facade since I have leftover fence wood. I also like your climbing vine idea. Never even occurred to me. Great idea. Thank you for reading here. Have a great Sunday.

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