Thursday, October 7, 2010

Before and After

Our local hardware store had a special on barn red paint (just $16.00/gallon) so we gave our barn and chicken coop a $48.00 face lift.

Before...

and After

and the little chicken coop painted to match.

Our family has had to work on our home and outbuildings step by step frugally, often making do with what we have and keeping our eyes out for freebies and sales.  It is amazing just what a coat of paint will do.  
This little chicken coop we found for free on the side of the road a few years ago.

Warm wishes, Tonya

35 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore the paint job! It looks wonderful in red!

    Also, in the post below, I love all the creations you all are making. Especially the banner.

    Hugs and blessings...

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  2. looking good! its amazing what a difference a lick of paint makes!

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  3. It looks amazing! I sit in awe of all you do. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Looks great. I am always amazed at how much paint can do.

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  5. Tonya, that looks wonderful! What a blessing that sale on paint was for you. I love the matching coop, too.

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  6. oh, it looks so beautiful tonya!
    how lovely to have a little red barn of your very own : ) xo

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  7. WoW looks wonderful! amazing what paint does, looks like brand new. We're hoping to get our outbuilding painted one summer( maybe we'll find a deal on paints too*wink*)Then we'll need to find the time to paint them.

    BTW, have you mailed out all of the newsletters? If so we didn't get ours again. We've been anxiously awaiting it's arrival :o)

    Blessings,
    Kelle

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  8. Tonya, Your chicken coop is simply adorable! (The barn looks great too.) Doesn't it feel wonderful to make such strides in improving your homestead? I so appriciate that your family shows what patience and good hard work can do in our society where intant gratification is rampant! Thanks for letting us be a part of it all!
    ~Rachel

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  9. Your outbuildings look awesome! I love red. Paint can do so much. I must say I am super impressed that you all found a usable chicken coop on the side of the road. I couldn't believe it.
    I love how your family works together! Thanks for sharing! Peace, Angela

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  10. You are right, it is amazing what a coat of paint can do. Your barns look wonderful, Tonya! Working hard step by step with patience and your own hands as you do with your homestead makes it all the more gratifying and beautiful.

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  11. Oh it is so wonderful the red paint just was perfect. Tonya I do understand working hard a little at a time on a budget. That is what we do here, Have a wonderful Day ,
    Bonnie

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  12. what a difference, indeed! who finds a chicken coop on the side of the road? that is fabulous!

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  13. looks gorgeous - so friendly and fresh!

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  14. very nice! the barn red looks great and congrats on such a good buy!

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  15. good work at being frugal. we are moving along on our 'homestead' in a similar way. it's such a nice thing to know good things can come at affordable prices!

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  16. It's just amazing what a little bit of paint can do!

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  17. How charming! I love the red!

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  18. that red is so cheerful and it looks wonderful! great job!

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  19. So jolly, Tonya! What pleasant sight that will be come winter! Sort of like a great big cardinal, always in the yard.

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  20. wow, what a difference that coat of paint made! I love the red, so gorgeously bright and colourful. Your chicken coop is gorgeous, how lucky a find

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  21. love it...you've gotta love red...ps.we have 6 kids too...what a great place to let them grow in... ...xxx

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  22. I am so inspired by your lifestyle - SO inspired! :) And that red is just beautiful. xxx

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  23. This may sound silly, but the first thing it made me think of was the blood of Christ... how we look differently to our Heavenly Father once we've accepted a coat of it ourselves!

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog! I came to see what yours was about and I love it! I can't wait to read all of your old posts!!! :)

    Nice to "meet" you!

    :)

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  25. wow! looks great! paint does make all the difference. It reminds me that i HAVE TO paint my coop... purple, already have the paint, just procrastinating...

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  26. gorgeous! Our coop was an old storage shed...covered with peeling chipboard. I went to my grammas farm and we got some wood from one of the barns that was falling down...now our coop is lovingly covered in barnboard, and my goodness...does it look good!
    (I even took an old pair of deer antlers that were at grammas farm for over the coop doors)!
    That red paint just looks grand! Lucky chickens! Red is supposed to be related to prosperity...maybe it will inspire some extra eggs!!??
    xo maureen

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  27. Looks amazing!
    Who doesn't love a good before & after shot?!! Excellent.

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  28. Tonya, that paint job did wonders! It is so cheerful and clean looking! Happy hens indeed!
    xo Jules

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  29. wow! fantastic investment tonya. have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  30. Your red paint looks wonderful!! It's wonderful to see other families living frugally~

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  31. Wow- that looks great!! Me and my DH have recently moved into a place that needs a bit of TLC too, and we're having to to it bit by bit, stage by stage as we can afford it. I was very excited today to find some cheap flooring to go in our bathroom- yay!! DH is going to start laying it tomorrow. It's going to work out at under £10 for the whole floor- woop woop!! :)

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  32. The paint job looks great. Nothing like a red barn. I am having a giveaway this week that you might be interested in. Come by and take a peek if you have a chance.
    Blessings
    Diane

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  33. Very cute! I love little red barns and sheds.

    I thank you for your comment on my BLOG. God keeps getting my attention in this area and it is soooo nice to know that I am not the only what who struggles.

    God bless and know that I've said a prayer for your today.

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