A Little Paint Goes a Long Way.
[Photo: Basic cedar house likes a splash of red.]
No doubt about it. Though I like to have a few unpainted birdhouses in my collection - some folks prefer them that way - even a wee bit of paint can sometimes catch your eye. On one basic cedar model I only painted the window ledges and wee birdhouse roof.
Looks good, in my opinion
On other models, like a sturdy farmhouse (below), formerly all unpainted white pine, I added quite a bit of paint. At a recent birdhouse sale, it was one that caught the eye of many passersby. And two like it sold before the day was done.
Z-Door is now a stand-out.
So, now I need more farmhouses, and I will repeat the 'upscale paint' idea on all future models.
Please link to Birdhouse Repair: One Old Farmhouse (3)