Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lipstick on a Pig

According to my brother and his girlfriend, I start my building posts by telling everyone I hate building.  Ok, I might.  But that's because I do.  Truly the only time I like building is with other people, and all I have to do is follow someone else's plan and cut things to a certain length (that they tell me) or hold things in a certain place (that they tell me).  And I like power tools, but that's it. 

My mother is an amazing builder.  My brother is awesome as well.  Me?  I suck.  And yet, I build all. the. time.  Or it seems that way.  So no, I don't like it, but I do it because it has to be done.  Anyway, in an effort to not be so negative, and because I love my brother and his girlfriend, I'm going to try spinning this latest building project I have completed into a happy, happy event.  Join me, will you?



Guess what??

I'm building something again! 

Oh joy!  Oh happy day!

I love building!  Love love love it! 

Guess what I'm building?

A meat bird coop!

For the meat birds!

They are much bigger than this already-and nowhere near as cute.
Because they will need a house!  And I don't have one already!


Since they're all short-timers, I decided to build a box! 

It's on its side
A short box with a flat roof!
Still on its side.
And put it up on stilts!!

That's the bottom
So no one can eat them (other than us)!


And I did it all by myself, so none of it is square!  And none of it is level!  And the siding is cut all crooked!  But hey, trim will hide most of that, so ...

Woo hoo! 

It's nuevo!  It's eclectic!  Funky and fun!

And I painted it blue so it will really stand out!

It says "Look at me world, I'm a box!  On stilts!  Which contains chickens!"

Oh yeah!

Best part?  It's done! 



Oink, oink.
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  1. Looks great! Seriously :) I love that shade of blue, and the name is clever and adorable :)


  2. That's a well built, adorable little house. Should last a good long time. Just today I found an old wooden crib in the basement left by the previous owners, and am scheming how I can make a rabbit hutch out of it. I may be too embarrassed to post about it, but we will see.

  3. Very cute! Love the name, too!

  4. Very nice! But how could you NOT like to build stuff?? It's so...buildy!!!

  5. Sarah the Girlfriend-in-LawApril 6, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Bahahaha! I love it!! And the chicken house looks great! See, I think the more you hate building, the more efficient your designs will get - finishing it early means no more building, haha! ;-)

    Just wait until Chris and I finish the models for your goat house, bwahahahaha >:-D

  6. Ha! Too funny!! : )

    Even if you did fake your enjoyment, which was quite difficult to discern, : ) - you still did it. Way to go!


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