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Restore Weathervane Project

By DazeGoneBy · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. DazeGoneBy
    We put a cupola on top of our coop, and when I say "we," I mean "my husband." [​IMG]


    It's functional, as you can see from the inside looking up. We ([​IMG]) were sure to put hardware cloth on all holes.

    I was on the lookout for a weathervane. I thought it would be the perfect finishing touch. But, our coop is small,
    and, a full sized weathervane wouldn't work on our little coop. But, I found the PERFECT antique, miniture, cast
    iron weathervane on ebay.
    And, we just won it for $20.
    Top and Side view:
    Our coop size is only is 4' x 4' with the cupola about 14" x 10" and this weathervane is 7" wide and 5" tall.
    I'm going to sand off the rust and bring it back to it's original glory and maybe give it a new, colorful paintjob. I will post pics when it is painted and installed.

    My DH has beadblasted it to remove the old paint and rust, and sprayed it with primer. It looks great.


    Now, I will go buy some colorful paints from a hobby store and paint it this week. He just has to find someway to
    mount it while I'm busy with that!
    Here I'm holding it up to its spot on top of the cupola, but my arm is not long enough, so the perspective is a bit

    UPDATE: Painted it this weekend. I free-handed mixing the colors, so the two sides aren't an exact match. But,
    close enough for me!

    Now, I need to apply some clear coat to protect it from the elements and get DH to mount it on the cupola.
    More to come!
    Finally finished!

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  1. Pozees
    I have been trying to find a pattern for a cupola and came across this - I love your cupola and weathervane! They look perfect!

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