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Painting a Big Red Barn

The lovely barn which stands on our new-to-us homestead was built in 1918.

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After we moved in, we figured that any barn still standing after almost 100 years deserved one heck of a makeover. So we gave it our all.

It takes many (many!) gallons of paint to spruce up a Big Red Barn, especially if the wood is thirsty. 

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A paint sprayer came in handy and worked like a charm.

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And the difference was quick to see.

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The trim work was slower because it had to be done by hand.

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Which isn’t bad, if you aren’t afraid of heights.

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We're happy to say the barn painting is done, and Big Red is looking pretty fine for a 94 year old lady!

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Barn envy, anyone?