We moved into our house about six years ago. For some reason we can’t remember, we decided to buy modern floating stainless address numbers. I can’t even remember if we had a place in mind to put them. We were just excited to be homeowners, and determined to be cool ones.
The front door had a custom address plate, complete with address and street name. It wasn’t our style, but it took us six years (and the realization that the previous homeowners left a gallon of the house paint color behind) to get around to using our “modern” numbers.
Last weekend, I removed the cutesy custom plate, filled the two screw holes, and painted the white spot left behind the same off-white as the house; and this weekend, added the numbers.
I didn’t document the process since it was really so simple. All I’ll say is that I used the masking-tape-on-the-drill-bit trick to make sure I was drilling an inch into the wood, and that I ended up changing the size of the drill bit used from what was recommended. The instructions had me drilling holes bigger than needed, filling them with silicone caulk, putting the numbers on, and letting the caulk cure. I decided I’d just drill holes that were the same size as the anchors and be done with it. The only drawback to this is that, if your drill holes are even sliiiightly off, all your anchors aren’t going to go smoothly into your holes. Luckily, I was pretty darn accurate with my drilling, so I only had to do a little “convincing” to get the numbers where they needed to be.
Here’s the full view:
While I was out there, I decided that the weird green outer door can probably easily be removed. Then a new front door? Definitely a new porch light. *g*