Some of you may recall that we had our house painted back in late August. At the time, we took down the PINK metal house number plaque because it (thankfully) did not match the new color scheme. Since then, we've had no house numbers, which is not a good situation for all sorts of reasons. A month ago, I finally fashioned a paper house sign which at least made the UPS guy happy.
We spray-painted the pink metal plaque black, but we were apprehensive about painting the embossed numbers and the scroll work.
I picked up a small bottle of "yard and garden" paint at Hobby Lobby, suitable for metal and outdoors. First, we (read: Daughter) tried to use a brayer for the embossed areas, but we quickly discovered that it tended to pull the paint up with each roll. A fine-tipped paint brush worked best for this detailed job.
And here is the finished plaque. Now everyone can find us, only four months later!