I finally had a day to get all homey on Sunday. It was the first day in weeks that I haven’t had to be anywhere for an extended period of time so I decided to stay home and work more on my new house. One of the main things I noticed when I moved in was that the house numbers were right by the front door which is by the side of the house so there really is no way for people to find our home if they were driving by.When it has to do with Feng Shui, they say that if it is hard to find your home, then opportunity will have a harder time finding you. By all means, opportunity come find me.
Remember back when I posted about house numbers here. Well, I definitely wanted something a bit more beachy since we are 3 houses away from the beach.
As I was cleaning the patio (I wish I could have showed you the before and after because it was incredible), there was a pile of wood slats that was from an old desk that was taken apart and used to fire wood. I found a nice piece of wood and decided to use it as the house numbers.
This was the piece of wood I got. All I did was clean it up with a wet paper towel. I could have sanded it down but I liked the rustic feel of it.
I used permanent markers and then used a white paint pen which blended the colors together.
I also used a silver paint pen to create a thick outline around the numbers. The metallic color makes the numbers easier to view and changes its brightness depending on where the light hits it.
I first tried to hammer a nail into the stucco. Stucco: 1 Nail:0. So I hammered a nail into the beam above and used a jute rope to hang the sign.
I added to hooks on the top of the wood slat. I like the rope because it gives it a beachy feel. I also stuck some velcro behind the wood so that it wouldn’t knock around in the wind.
Here it is from afar… Ok opportunity. We are here!!