I was checking on things over at the flip the other day when I noticed a new subcontractor driving down the street. His car was crawling at a snail’s pace as he craned his neck to check out the house numbers, looking for our flip. As I was watching, he drove right by the flip (I found this a bit strange since the house was literally buzzing with activity and had a huge contractor’s sign out front, but whatever).
It suddenly dawned on me – the flip doesn’t have any house numbers!! Oh, for shame! How on earth are we going to sell this puppy if no one can figure out which house it is?
A day later, our flip proudly displays its numbers for all to see:
Nobody will be whizzing past this house anymore! Here’s how it all went down:
First, I bought a mountable plaque from Home Depot in a nickel-plated finish to coordinate with the new hardware, mailbox and exterior light at the flip. I also found matching peel ‘n stick numbers in a matching finish – all of these goodies were in the same aisle as the mailboxes and driveway signs.
The plaque came with a template that you can see below – I found that to be pretty much worthless since the numbers were bigger than the template.
So, I tossed the template and eyeballed the placement of the numbers. Once I got them where I wanted them, I just peeled off the backing and stuck those little babies in place! Ridiculously easy. Apparently the sticky stuff on the back is the same adhesive that they use to attach emblems to cars – I take that to mean that these numbers aren’t going anywhere.
The plaque came complete with anchors and screws, so you don’t need to worry about fishing around for supplies.
Here’s our newly-identified flip – looking pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself!!
What’s the house number situation at your house? Mounted on a post, a plaque on a stake (that’s what we have at our house), painted on the front door, or are you going naked?