Several years ago, my husband wanted to build a new chicken coop. The spot he wanted for it is at the corner of the garden, in full view of the house, kitchen porch, driveway, road... pretty much all over. I agreed to the site on the condition that we make it cute.
So he pulled out the weathered red barn wood, cute window, and red tin and it turned out pretty well.
Then while waiting for Andrew to be born, I was looking for things to do, so I got out my favorite stencil and prettied up the door a little. I always intended to do more, but this is how it has remained ever since.