One of the long-running themes at Neat Features has been the idea that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have something that’s neat. In fact, I’d be willing to say that a lot of the things I think best describe the Neat Features of a house are the things that don’t cost a lot of money.
That’s what’s so great about this particular DIY project. If you live in suburbia, or even large portions of most cities, you likely have a fence. And if you’re a good neighbor your turned the “nice” side of your fence to your neighbors view.
That leaves you with the “ugly” side. So what can you do? Well with a little creative shopping and some creative thinking you simply add some solar powered lanterns to the braces.
Like many Neat Features, this solves a particular need for my (very) small city yard. We’ve been wanting to add some variety in our backyard as a place for the family to hang out, especially on nights when we are grilling or using the fire pit.
This small tweak gives us a lot of flexibility.
For more great ideas like this one, check out the cleverly named blog: Running With Scissors