I don’t know about you, but in the first few weeks after moving into our new home we were constantly receiving letters and deliveries. Most of the post of course was bills, but other stuff included some furniture and quite a lot of building materials.
For some weird reason, our house had no house number when we moved in, so as a temporary I stuck this stylish note onto our porch window. Isn’t it lovely?
Okay, so maybe not so lovely, but at least it did the job.
As with most things in our house, this temporary solution turned out not to be as temporary as we would have liked. You can see that it was stuck there for such a long time, that the number even started to fade.
You’ve probably noticed that, I try to choose everything with concealed fixings. Maybe it’s just me, but I hate seeing screws – it just makes everything look cheap. All of the new door furniture on the front door has concealed fixings and even the doorknobs on our interior doors are screwless. So, when choosing our door numbers it was an obvious choice to have concealed fixings there, too.
The house numbers were easy to attach. Each one has two long spikes at the back. The spikes slot into corresponding holes that we had to drill into the wall of the porch. Basically the house numbers were just pushed into the wall. And here’s the result.
In case you are wondering, the house numbers are made of stainless steel (the same as all the other door furniture on our main front door). You can read more about that here.
Depending on the light, the stainless steel reflects the surrounding colours. The house numbers have about 5 mm distance to the wall, so that they drop a nice shadow onto the brickwork. They also stay really clean; I assume this is also down to the distance to the wall. All of the dirt and rain just runs down behind the numbers.
We would eventually like to have a new porch. You can see that the wall is in a bit of a state and the chunky PVC windows are quite ugly. What you can’t see is that the porch is actually falling of the front of the house. There are big gaps between the two walls and it rains in around the little porch roof. But, at least people can find us now.
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