The base color is Behr Cream Yellow (I had 3/4 gallon left over from the living room) and the rest of the colors are small sample jars. I have a paint addiction, aside from 4 craft boxes of craft paint I also have a shelf full of sample jars. I always grab them when I see then on the clearance rack.
|View from the road|
Barn Quilt Paint Tips:
- Thick and Sloppy is the name of the game. This board was so rough (and sucked up paint like crazy) that I found it best to slap on massive amounts of paint
- If you use rough plywood – buy some cheap chip brushes.You’ll mangle them trying to get the paint in all the cracks
- Step back – you’ll drive yourself nuts trying to make the lines perfect. Step back 3 feet, if it looks straight leave it alone!
- Don’t do ‘Broken Dishes’ (bottom left). I just about went cross-eyed trying to fill that in and it doesn’t stand out as well as the others from far away
- Keep it simple! Large block of color work best at long distances
- Don’t worry about spills. They are easy to cover up with a few dabs of paint
- Don’t be afraid to fudge a bit if your lines don’t meet up
I never sealed it. But it still looks brand new! It’s well protected under the roof overhang. I added a chicken run to the front of the barn during the hawk & fox population explosion of 2014. You can see the run and the barn quilt in the background of the Halloween Ghosts post. I’m planning on growing hops or something with similar vines to add some shade to the run. Hopefully you’ll still see the barn quilt!