Those who haven’t been bitten by the old house bug don’t understand. Those who have accept it as a way of life. But there’s no denying it – old houses need work. A lot of work.
Well, maybe not this much work.
But with all the pricey and/or time-consuming projects planned for our house lately – painting, new siding, tediously scraping popcorn off our bedroom ceiling – I’ve been on the lookout for a quick, affordable project. Something I can do in 10 minutes yet will really make an impact.
Then it came to me – address numbers. What would be easier than replacing our cracking plastic numbers with some shiny new ones?
As it turns out, house numbers might come cheap (though not always, as I recently learned) but they don’t come easy. Why? Because there are so many styles to choose from, I can’t make up my damn mind.
I figured I’d just go for a classic craftsman design – end of story. Yeah, right.
Do I want the “authentic Dard Hunter style” in copper, brass, aluminum or black?
Or would I prefer the hand-hammered copper?
How about some classic arts and crafts terra cotta tiles?
Then again, I love the font on these mission numbers by Rejuvenation.
Or what if I went wild, veered away from the bungalow theme and opted for art deco instead?
Or ornate Mediterranean tiles?
Or the simple but cheery rose design from DuQuella Tile & Clayworks?
Hey, they even have a bungalow style.
If you really want to make your head spin, scroll through the “address plaques” list on HomeExpo.com, where I found some of these guys. Here’s hoping you’re less indecisive than me.