How can I 'prettify' my coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Candimom, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Candimom

    Candimom Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, its almost finished! We need a cover for the run, and then it will be functional. But, I really want it to be pretty. lol Any ideas on how to make it nicer? Some of you just have some darling coops! I was thinking trim and paint, but not sure what else would be good. TIA!

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  2. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some little roofing shingles, and a sign with the coop name...some hens!!! It's gonna be cute...I want photos when you're done!!!
     
  3. caliclucker

    caliclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    A small weather vane with a rooster [​IMG]
     
  4. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that extra wire or your actual pen? If it's the pen I would make it more solid, also some paint, roofing and a few little flower boxes would be pretty, some flower pots around the bottom. When the grass is all done under it ( it will go fast lol) put sand down there . Very cute coop ! Just needs some basic work, shingles, and paint.
     
  5. FarmingForFun

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    Some people put planters on the roof and plant a small herb garden![​IMG]
     
  6. Felony

    Felony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Instead of using asphalt shingles you could use cedar shingles(pretty easy to install and very pretty!), then paint the walls and put some wood trims around the corners and doors (like plain 1X3 put on with nails, cause with screws they might crack), then find a nice little deco to hang on it or paint a little stencil of whatever, a star, a chicken shadow, whatever you feel like! Just my thoughts :)
     
  7. nuchickontheblock

    nuchickontheblock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put purple window boxes with purple flowers -- really dressed up my coop.
     
  8. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Make it a mini version of your own home, same roofing same, colours, add a matching chimney or whatever your house has, 'paint' windows
     
  9. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put some shingles 1 sleeve and 8 ridge caps roofing material. Get a little flag for the top or weather vain for the roof. Prime all the plain wood with a primer. Then paint it. Put some chicken safe plants a little wooden window planter put flowers. There you go

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    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
  10. OCpeep

    OCpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lookin' good! Paint will make a huge difference without spending too much. There's paint with primer already in it. We used it on our coop (not done yet, but will post as soon as it is). Two coats and done.
     

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