Aesthetics question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pawsplus, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this super cute iron hanging thingy at TSC. It's big--20" or so in diameter--it's circular, with a rooster in the middle and "Welcome Home" around the edge. I failed to take a pic--sorry!!!

    The finish is verdigris--i.e., weathered greenish color. I plan to put it over the door on the coop--see pic below.

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    My question is this: Should I leave it its current color, which will show up somewhat against the darker green but not terribly well, or paint it light yellow? My house is yellow with a green metal roof, and I would like to pull the coop into that more, esp. as the coop is right out in front of my house. But I wasn't 100% sure. Opinions?? I can get a pic later and post.

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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    How funny - I saw that same thing (or something very similar) at our TS up here, and I debated the same thing. I liked the rustic look of the color, but didn't think it would stand out much. I think I'd sponge paint it with yellow - that way it pops a little more against your green, but it retains some of the rustic look. [​IMG]
     
  3. pawsplus

    pawsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK -- great idea! I was going to spray it. Would I spray it and then sponge OFF a bit to create the rustic look?
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    OH, I've seen that! It is cute. I almost bought one myself. Some ideas for you would be to spray paint it yellow, or white, OR, you could mount it on a board that is painted a lighter color to accent the metal rooster decoration.....
     

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