The reviews on these numbers are lousy, but we didn't have any problems installing them. We set up the template...
We drilled the holes, and then started filling the cavities with clear silicone and pushing the numbers in.
We were careful to wipe away any lumps, and then it was just a quick touch up with paint to cover the shine after they set up. The instructions said to tape the numbers in place while the silicone dried, but I didn't do this for fear that it would lift the orange spray paint off the numbers. No problems.
I splurged on the outdoor lights. I didn't like anything that you could find on traditional lighting websites or big box stores, not even at expensive places like Restoration Hardware or Rejuvenation. I wanted a simple torch style light with a smoked glass globe. I originally settled for this light from Amazon but when I got delivered it was a ridiculously big white plastic globe, no good. Cheap.
Then I found a link to loveitlighting.com on Retro Renovation, and finally found what I was looking for! A simple torch style light with an 8 inch smoke glass globe!
I had to hire someone to put them up because our light box wasn't compatible with the mounting strap.
Of course that would happen! Oh yeah, and the garage lights didn't even have boxes, there were just wires sticking through the siding from the inside of the garage.
When the very talented and nice electrician came, he put proper boxes in for the garage lights, and got the porch light installed no problem. He also said "You know, I am always taking this style of light down...not putting it up!" Huh, sounds about right.I love it! I realized after I got them installed that they blend into the house more than I thought they would, but ultimately I love the more monochrome look. Plus, the numbers are the star here.
The last projects I needed to take care of were painting the garage door and replacing the screens in the lower windows.
I decided to spray paint the frames bronze so they blend more with the screens.
Here are the sprayed screens back in their spot.
And here is the final product!
I'm so happy with it! And the lights look so pretty lit up.
So, that is the end! Oh wait...
Now it's the end. Isn't it funny how the house color looks so much warmer and greener with all the white snow? Also, it's been under 15 degrees and windy for several days and I'm ready to move now!