Decorations? yep..DH is gonna have me committed!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Momagain1, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    LOL I just ordered these tin signs from desperate enterprises (cheaper than any other place I could find them!) them today


    Now, I have this rustic coop in mind..the middle one is a bit "bright" and "new" but its'll wear down lol..
    The ONLY reason I went this route is because there is a big antique red barn I drive by everytime I go to town
    and I LOVE it...but the reason that I LOVE it, is because there are all these road signs old & new on the side..
    gives it character..I look at it EVERYTIME I drive by..and NOT because they put new signs up just catches
    my I figured..what better thing to see when I DRIVE TO MY OWN HOME..than cute li'l chicky signs on
    the one side of my coop??

    anyone w/me on this??? lol..
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    [​IMG] you go girl [​IMG]
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I'm with you. I have some of those same signs that you have. I purchased them from Amazon. I'm doing the same thing with my chicken coop. I will be paiting it barn yard red and putting old tin signs, old tools, foot tubs, and a few other things on it. It will be fun!

    There are a few other BYC'ers who have rustic chicken houses/coops. I wish we could start a "Rustic Coops/Chicken Houses" thread so everyone could post pics of their rustic chicken houses and coops.

    There is one coop on here that I found a few days ago and I have been drooling over it ever since . You may have already seen his coop but here is the link. This page belongs to mississippifarmboy. I am in love with his chicken house. [​IMG]

    Please keep us posted and post pics!!! I know it will be beautiful!
  4. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I didnt know that was his coop, I thought it was a garage or shed or something, but not the coop. Very cool!
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    If you werent so far away, [​IMG] Id give ya some stuff to help ya out. I have wheeled and dealed in antiques for years, [​IMG] so i have alot of old stuff that could use a new home. [​IMG]
  6. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    We decorated out coop with framed VanGogh prints from the second hand store...we wanted them to appreciate art. [​IMG] They live in a converted camper/trailer!!! Hah!
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have those signs and a few more like them. I plan on putting them INSIDE the new coop as wall decoration. The coop is 8x8 so it's a good sized room, which needs something on the walls other than just paint and, eventually and unfortunately, poop.

    I may rethink that and put some on the outside. Exterior paint will be Lowe's Oops! color, whatever is not too obnoxious. We'll see what tickles my fancy and amuses me the most. But I love those signs! (eBay is my friend.)
  8. Dobela

    Dobela Chirping

    Feb 4, 2011
    I love those signs! And I think the Van Gogh prints are too funny! I have some extra poster prints around here somewhere so I think you for the ideas [​IMG] Maybe it will add to that spa feeling and make my chickens happy chickens - you know like those happy cows in teh commercials [​IMG] I would like to hang signs on the outside of our yet to be finished coop, but the train lover my son is will probably only want railroad signs there if he hears about this idea.

    THINGUM Chirping

    Jan 17, 2011
    [​IMG][​IMG] Iget it.... Van Gooz in a trailer house, (no pun intended, I'm sure) figured it out while I was typing this. What a laugh!!! But also brings to mind the phrase "Gold ring in the snout of a pig". This is just too funny!! [​IMG]

    If you can't get it here ,,,,, you don't need it very bad----BYC is thee place!
  10. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Songster

    Feb 9, 2011
    Anyone considered just giving the chickens the house and moving the family to the coop? My husband is starting to think I've gone batty with all the time I've spent picking out paint etc....

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