Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Refurbished Address Plaque

 We have owned our home for five years.
And for the last five years I have despised this horrible address plaque.
Not sure what I hate worse: the forest green/rose color motiff or the scrolly vines & flowers.
So I eyed this version that I really loved at Home Depot,
but I didn't love the $49 price tag.
I totally think it's worth that amount.... 
I would just rather buy groceries for the weekend instead of an address plaque.
 Whitehall Products Rolling Hills Mini Wall One Line Address Plaque in Black/Gold
 One afternoon, the ceramic seemed to look especially hideous, 
so I whacked it with a hammer.
Yep, it never saw it coming.
Man, that felt good.
So with a couple of extra whacks, all of the rose vineyard came crumbling down:)
 The plaque unscrewed easily, and I quickly coated it with a matte black spray paint.
 Huge improvement already!
Funny how Forest Green was one of my favorite colors in 1998....
 I had a small piece of gold vinyl in my stash,
so I cut out our address numbers with the Cricut.
 I applied the numbers and a thin gold border on an 1/4" thick scrap piece of veneer plywood.
 Then I sealed the plaque with two coats of polyurethane.
After re-screwing the metal onto the house, 
I used a clear/waterproof caulk to affix the lightweight wood plaque.  

Ta Da!

No more nightmarish house numbers from the 80's!
Yep, I'm going to sleep better tonight;)


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