It’s times like this that my pocketbook is happy (do people say pocketbook anymore? How old am I?). My house number is a simple 1 and 5, so when it comes to updating the old house numbers on the porch, it’s a lot less expensive than say, if my house number was 4 digits, or god-forbid, 5 digits with different apartment designations. But anyways, yes, the old house numbers beside the front door are old, and frankly, ho-hum. It’s been my intent to update them with something newer since I’ve been doing so many other things to improve the curb appeal (like, building a porch, and replacing the siding).
As I’ve poked around different stores and sites, and have decided I’m drawn to the plain, clean, bold numbers like these that I found in Home Depot and at a local hardware shop. In all three instances, I prefer the darker gray or bronze colors because they’ll be easy to read from the road (and I don’t like brass, because I just don’t). Finding some with an attractive typeface that I can live with is very important. God forbid I have to face italics or Comic Sans every day when I come home.
But more and more, I’m thinking about finding a more creative number design – and if for readability I don’t use it for my front door, I still think it’d be a wonderful ornate detail by the side door. While there are some nice solid, carved and embossed address tiles available, they’re all more expensive that I care to spend (think: a hundred + if it’s customized). These clay number tiles from Cirrelda’s shop have really resonated with me, and she has a few other color options as well.
Each number in this design would be a separate tile, which is nice, because then I could hang the numbers vertically in the space if I decided that worked best. And I like how she’s made them out of scrap clay from other tiling project she works on; a nice use of something that others might just have thrown out. Check out the goods.
Any other house number ideas that I’ve overlooked?