After the renovation this summer, we were down to the small jobs and I had my contractor make me a new board for the house numbers. I couldn't move the location of the board because it was imbedded in the vinyl siding.
Changing the heinous light fixture made a big difference. And of course painting my front door green. Here is what it looks like inside my house.
After I had a new, white painted board for my house numbers I started shopping for oil-rubbed bronze numbers.
They were no-where to be found. Not in the size I needed anyway.
When I casually mentioned this to my designer friend Jan Romanuk she said 'Maria just spray paint the brass ones the colour you want'.
How many times have I suggested this to clients? How to enhance the curb appeal of your house is always a big piece of every exterior colour consultation I do.
It's so funny that it did not occur to me to do the same.
So here are my freshly painted house numbers. I am especially attached to the little terra cotta gnome in the corner. I like cute and quirky objects.
And I know you are going to give me a hard time for keeping the storm door and trust me, if my house was higher end looking I would remove it but I have decided I like having the front door open and suddenly having an extra window.
Here's where brass numbers work perfectly:
But if you need to give your house some life, just like I did, paint them brown or black. I just used some espresso exterior trim paint I already had so they didn't even need to be spray painted.
What colour are your house numbers?
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