December 30, 2017
We've finally finished painting the barn!!!
Steve's dad started us with one full side painted in the red but I realized the custom base we went with made it a bit too bright. The second coat is the less vibrant red and I like it so much better.
The trim was the hardest part of course since we tried to tape to get straight lines but I always end up going back over the mishaps with a small brush for touch ups. Steve had to do the high areas on the ends of the barn since I hate getting too high on a ladder.
I did the majority of the lower surfaces and trim...section by section.
Steve also fixed the stall doors that had really chewed up wood and it looks fantastic.
Here's the shed row side all painted red and awaiting the trim work. It seems we had to wait a long time between painting days because of weather or temperature so it felt forever to get this completed.
I also painted the two gates attached to the barn. One stays open most of the time to let the horses come and go and therefore the white X faces outwards with a neat effect.
I like the pop of the white trim! Above you can see the left door doesn't have trim below the door. We'll cut a piece of wood at some point and match it to the other door.
For now I am so pleased to finally have this task done and hope the paint holds up for a while. Of course we already have smudges of dirt where the ponies rubbed some body part on the edges....LOL. It's a barn, it's gonna have dirt! I will have to buy some more of those nubbin scratchers and place them near their favorite spots!
It's so great finally having a major task complete and we can move on to yet more projects we have on the list!