As soon as I saw this Oblong Birdhouse when we were making our wood selections for 2012, I knew at some point it would have to be painted with a flag roof. I painted the whole thing black, applied DecoArt Weathered Wood, and then painted the bottom Khaki Tan, the stripes Light Buttermilk and Rookwood Red, the field Uniform Blue & the star Light Buttermilk. I finished it very simply by shading the red with Black Plum, both the light stripes and bottom with Burnt Umber, and the field with Payne’s Grey. I’m going to hang it outdoors, so I finished it with DuraClear Varnish – Matte.
This birdhouse would lend itself to many designs, but I always saw it with a flag roof!