We've never much liked our house numbers.
|Our old house numbers|
They are kind of old-fashioned in a way I don't appreciate and if you can tell from the picture, they are held on by some rubber bungee cord things. Super cool, eh? Not so much.
Last year Max found some cool red house numbers while browsing through the Design Within Reach sale. We both really liked them. They were modern font. They were red. And for DWR standards they were affordable at $38. Or so we thought. As we sat excitedly by the computer ordering our new house numbers, we soon realized they were $38 per number! Fat chance.
Later that month during a stroll through Home Depot we spotted some modern aluminum house numbers. Ah ha! Though they weren't red, I knew that could be easily fixed, and at $5 a number we were sold (I can't find a pic of them online, but I got them at Home Depot). My Mom and Pops brought me some legally purchased apple red spray paint in Nebraska (spray paint is not sold in the city of Chicago) right before they came to town for the nuptial of Max and I, so now I had all I needed.
Last weekend I lightly sanded the numbers and put a couple of coats of that lovely apple red spray paint on them. No, I did not take pictures. Why would I have done that?
Max carefully measured, assembled, and put up the numbers while I carefully assisted by handing him numbers, masking tape, levels, and what not (mostly I just watched). The directions with the numbers were involved but straight-forward. And here is the result...
|New house numbers|
Aren't they wonderful? I can't stop going outside to look at them.
Although the little flag pole thing that held up our old numbers is sitting in our garage, we did put our old numbers to use. We put them on the fence towards our alley. Now friends and fam can find us via the alley. Backdoor visitors are best, ya know.