01 February 2010

And it only took four months!

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!

8 comments:

Maureen said...

Wow, absolutely grand!!!! And here we just put up numbers.... gad how boring.

Janet said...

Gosh, thanks, Maureen! We had the plaque custom made when we moved into the house and it wasn't very expensive. I think we ordered it from one of those "Restoration" catalogs. Being the frugal types, though, we had to figure out a way to re-paint it!

Sarah C. said...

So elegant looking. LOVE it! :)

Benita said...

Wow, I love your address sign! And it turned out so nice the way you painted it! Great job.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Looks great! I don't know that it ever would have occurred to me to have the numbers match or coordinate with the house colors. Unless I was getting rid of pink. Then I might. :-)

Kristina said...

Looks nice!

Cheri said...

Kudos! I might not have thought to repaint it, and it might have taken me a YEAR to do it if I had gotten the idea:) LOL!

Linda said...

The sign came out great!