My mom is awesome and recently painted our front door for us - a great dark brown (Espresso Beans from Behr). She’d also purchased some beautiful brushed nickel door numbers for us. Unfortunately when I finally unpacked them I discovered they were meant to be drilled into a specific type of plaque. I’m not so big on the plaque idea, so I’ve been thinking about other ways to get some good-lookin’ apartment numbers on our door.
I’ve wondered about painting them on. In Saskatchewan it’s not something I would normally consider (you know, snow, ice, sleet, rain, wind, hail… that sort of thing), but since our exterior door opens to an indoor foyer it could work. Hmmm… what do you think, does it looks cheap or chic?
I think it can look sharp on a dark or coloured door:
And I like the numbers written out in words - we could do this since our number is only two digits…
Unfortunately the exterior of our apartment does not even remotely compare to this charming country porch…
I don’t have glass on my door, but thought I’d include the frosted glass look because it’s awfully pretty.
And hey, the Prime Minister of Britain has painted house numbers, it can’t look that cheap, right?
10 Downing Street door via Katie Elliot
And I think the key to the whole look is in the font and the placement. Love this modern look:
So. The polls are open. Let the opinions fly. Just remember I don’t always listen to the majority. ;)
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- prettyhappy said: I always thought it would be fun to do this and thought I would use the Neutraface typeface that’s in the last pic, sort of oversized, off center and grey on black. We’re in the ‘burbs and only have a two digit number.
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