Part of working on the exterior of the house means that we need new address numbers. This is like the jewelry of houses to me. The exterior lights are the bold statement necklace, and the address is the tasteful pair of earrings. For me, I like the lights to be more noticeable and the address to take a backseat, but still not be forgotten. I want them to be beautiful, but not as much of an eye catcher as the lights.
So over the course of a few evenings I hounded the internet. And let me tell you, address numbers are fucking difficult to find. I mean, there are A LOT, but all the ones I liked were expensive. I wouldn’t look at the price first, but every single one that I liked the look of was OVER $30 PER NUMBER! And we need 5 numbers. That’s $100+ after shipping and tax. On 5 metal numbers. I couldn’t stomach that.
There are these ones that are at HD that are perfectly acceptable
They’re only $7ish each. But I see them EVERYWHERE when people want contemporary-ish ones. So you know how I am – CAN’T DO IT! 🙂
Then there are these of course
But they are soooooo boring. They’re only about $2 each so it’s hard to not get them just to save money. But I don’t want to fall in love with the outside of the house, only to see the address and think, blehhhhhh.
So I searched for something more fun. More clean. More bold. But not TOO bold. You know what I mean? Sometimes I can’t explain myself very well.
I loved these
From here. They were in the running at first, but I still couldn’t stomach paying $20+ for a number. A 4″ number. Sigh.
But I kept at it and kept being drawn to clean, contemporary fonts (I am not a serif girl)
Cryyyyyy. All too pricey for my cheapness.
And so of course my brain went to: how could I make our address numbers? And then I remembered this totally awesome picture I pinned many, many, many weeks ago
OOOOhhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh. LOVE.
And I realized that I could make each number ANY height I want and go to fucking town on dafont figuring out WHATEVER font I want for the address
Chris of course skeptically rolled his eyes at me when I told him of my plan 🙂 It’s not like we’re not busy right now or anything 🙂 But this will be a super fun art project for me. And very reflective of our personalities. And that’s really my goal with this house. I want it to feel like US. So what do you think??? Super cool? Yes! 🙂