Monday, May 31, 2010

It's All in the Numbers - Part Deux!

Well as promised last week (when I shared with you a house number makeover).....I have a second set of house numbers to show you.

This time we wanted to redo our house number sign down by the street.  As you can see ours was a little scary and should have been replaced quite some time ago.(Tetanus shot anyone?!?)

Originally I had wanted to do this from Roeshel at The DIY Showoff:

I can't even tell you how much I wanted these little lovelies in my yard (with my numbers of course!).  They are adorable!  I had been saving this idea in my "project-to-do" folder on my computer for months trying to figure out if I could  finagle this into the front of our house.

Sadly we couldn't find a good spot to put them where they could be seen from the street (and believe me we tried everywhere!) So for now I'm left to admire these.....

So that brought us back to square one...trying to come up with an idea for our hose numbers.  I absolutely loved the idea of incorporating flowers and plants in my house numbers.

That's when it came to me -- a flower box!  I should note before I go too far that I could have made this project much easier on myself....and just bought a window planter.  Sometimes I don't think of these things until I'm half way through with whatever mess I've started.  Needless to say, if I ever have to redo this project I'll give up the moo-la and splurge for the super-cute window boxes. 

Okay, back to the project.  I picked up some new house numbers ($1.49 each at Home Depot) and nailed them to the front of my "window box".

If you're curious about the box -- I unfortunately do not have instructions -- but How Does She has a wonderful tutorial on an adorable window box. Or you can always buy one if you find a good deal.  Side Note:  Of course when I checked the paper yesterday, I saw Menards has adorable window-boxes on sale for $6.00!!

Mine was made out of some left over scraps I had, so it didn't cost me anything.  Gotta love that!

After I built my box, I attached it to the current post that was at the end of our driveway.

Then I filled the box with dirt and flowers and gave them a nice long drink of water....have I mentioned it's been in the high 90's here?!?

And there you have it!  A much-improved-tetanus-free-flower little house number sign.

And today I'm linking up to these parties!


16 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I just love things that are both beautiful and practical! Well done!

Unknown said...

That turned out nice! Great job!

Jackie the Junk Junkie said...

That is awesome. . . I am going to have to copy this idea for sure. ;)

emily said...

I love it! Now I'm trying to figure where I can put one of those at my house!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

So pretty! I love how it turned out!

Tru said...

Nice Idea. I love outdoor projects.

Schona Kessler Photography said...

Oh I do love this idea! I have been wanting and needing something like this for the end of our driveway as well! Thanks for the inspiration! hopped over from the CSI blog.

Caitlin @ That House on the Corner said...

I love this idea! For now with our city home we are keeping the numbers on the porch, but when we move on out to the country (in like 5 years!) I totally want to replicate this! So fun!

Caitlin @ That House on the Corner

Jen @ said...

What a cute planter box! I love that you put your house numbers on it! Great idea!

Thanks so much for linking up to The CSI Project's hardware Store Challenge! We hope you will come back next week for the Martha Stewart-inspired challenge -- The MS Craft Department are our guest judges!!!


Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This looks fabulous! Fantastic idea and very well done. I think I may need one of these! Visiting from SDC. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~Stephanie Lynn

Cap Creations said...

Nice job! It looks great. Come see my address box.

Decor To Adore said...

This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

Mary Ellen said...

Visiting from Outdoor Wednesday. Love it!

Mary Ellen

Love Bears All Things said...

That was a wonderful idea!
Mama Bear

vignette design said...

Great idea! Your flower box turned out great!

Adriana said...

Love , love, love this blog!
I'm from Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, and I'll follow you to see the news.

Forgive my bad inglish.


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