Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Modern House Numbers

We looked high and low for some good looking house numbers to put up. Neutra font numbers are pretty good looking, and are commonly used in Eichler houses. However, DWR wants $75 for EACH LETTER! So much for the whole Within Reach part of their name.

Lo and behold, I heard people talking online about some modern looking numbers you could find at Home Depot. For $7. Well that was an easy decision.

I figured I would throw something together that would make a pleasing, modern backdrop for the letters. Plus it would reduce the number of holes I'd have to make in the mortar. So while I was as Home Depot, I picked up a 11"x14" sheet of Lexan plastic. I used some 220 grit sandpaper on both sides only swiping in 1 direction. This not only makes the letters stand out, but it back lights the numbers very well when the porch light is on. For less than $50 total, I'd say it made a good difference. You can check out more picts at our Picasa page.