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Barn Quilt

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I had this blank wall on the out side of my house, I hated it. I planted Ivey, a tree noting looked right. I decided to make a small Barn Quilt got ideas from Pinterest.
I had fun deciding, drew it out first before painting. It took about a week to complete. I allowed each coat of paint to dry overnight or several hours. Before moving on.
This is my blank wall. With the shadow of a limb from the pecan tree that is just out of sight.
We like in the country, and snakes are not my friend, I like to have the front cut close so I can see them when they visit.
My husband cut and framed the back of exterior grade plywood using wood screws.
I sanded the edges and the face side.
After I finished I realized I could have, should have, filled in the gaps on the edge with woodpuddy. But you learn from your mistakes.
Painted both front and back to make it more weather proof.
Three coats each side and edge.
I cut out my design using craft paper.
Traced it onto the face of my finished board
Taped the edges of the design to apply my base color.
Two coats of each color blue and red, tape removed and reapplied before painting white two coats again.
Tape applied for pin stripe.
Red strip next to blue and blue strip next to red for contrast.
We live in a herricaine zone so we hund it with C clamps so it can be taken down an move in.
It is also hanging to high husband to make me wire extensions to center it.
Thanks for all the Imput. This is it almost centered. To answer a few question,
I live on the Gulf coast, husband is retired Military , who flies his own airplane. We live in a flyin community. Hence the color and design choice.
Hung from top not into bricks, husband refuses to drill into the bricks.
PS...We had to add a rubber tubbing to the back, after a bad winter storm, to protect both the wall and the quilt.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Exterior grade Plywood   (Had)
  • Latex Paint one each of Bear red, white and blue   (Lowes)
  • Blue painters tape   (Had)
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Ask the creator about this project

  • Nicolette Spargo
    Nicolette Spargo New York, NY
    on Jan 20, 2017

    Love this idea!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jan 23, 2017

    Wow, this is so cool!

  • Hilda Loyd-Pohlman
    Hilda Loyd-Pohlman Irvington, AL
    on Jan 23, 2017

    Thanks, I finally got it lowered, almost centered, I truly like it now.

  • Ann Phelps
    Ann Phelps
    on Jan 29, 2017

    I love that it's movable (not painted directly on the bricks.) If you wanted a change, or sell the house & want to take the painting with you, or the new owners don't want that, it could be moved.

  • Margaret Gibson
    Margaret Gibson
    on Jan 29, 2017

    its nice but in my mind im wondering of all the lovely things you could decorate this wall with you choose what i think is a part of a plane. please explain. no malice meant. xx

    • Hilda Loyd-Pohlman
      Hilda Loyd-Pohlman Irvington, AL
      29 minutes ago

      I live on a airport, I own a vintage aircraft. My husband is retired Navy.

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