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Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

Posted by pipersville_carol z6 Bucks PA (My Page) on
Tue, May 23, 06 at 19:12

As you can see, I really can't put off residing this barn any longer. But I must add a disclaimer... it just LOOKS like it's falling down. It's actually a pretty solid building, with a new roof. The animals that live in it seem healthy and comfortable. Really!

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RE: Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

Carol, how's the siding project going? I love the barn :)

-Sheila


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RE: Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

Carol, what are you going to use for siding. New pics please when it is done.


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RE: Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

Thanks for loving my barn, Sheila. I love it, too!

The contractor took more measurements a few weeks ago and called yesterday about color choices, which gives me hope that this might actually happen. Around here, it's hard to find someone willing to work a non-antique barn.

We're going with metal siding (sigh). I would have loved wood board and batten, but the upkeep/intial labor costs/potential insect damage issues made my husband balk, so I compromised. Of course we'd use wood if it was a gorgeous old barn, but on this structure metal should be fine.

We're planning on a classic dark red, with medium tan trim. I'd love to put a cupola on it, but that might be too silly. Although the top of the barn is visible from the road and I feel like a cupola with a weathervane would really dress it up.


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RE: Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

The siding project is finally underway, and so far it looks GREAT. Looks like a new building.

Pictures to come soon.


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RE: Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

pics please :) can't wait to see it!

-Sheila


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RE: Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

Finally, some "after" pictures. Actually, it's not quite done yet. But I couldn't wait.

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RE: Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

BRAVO Carol, I LOVE it! it looks terrific! what a beauty :)

-Sheila


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RE: Hideous 'before' pix of my barn, needs new siding

Thank you, Sheila.

I'm still amazed by the transformation. It was such an eyesore before!


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