dh bought me a nice little coop but it wasn't really ME. I like bright colors and this coop was brown. So I painted it. (with dh and ds's help). Plus he put a new roof on it-the one that came with it was really cheap shingles that were damaged by wind. And it wasn't even severe wind. Here's a before/after of the front. More pics, including the inside, on my blog here: http://lookslikechickenscratch.blogspot.com/2011/06/coop-before-and-after.html before: after: eta: one thing I am not thrilled with about this coop is how high the nest boxes are. The coop itself is only about 4' (at the walls) so they're not really far from the floor, but it's not easy to put a roost higher than the boxes. So the roost will be just a little bit higher. Hopefully that will work out. The original roost was about the same height as the nest boxes or maybe even lower.