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eightofus1998
I'm looking for ideas for house numbers
July 19, 2009 at 3:48 PM

I really want to add some new house numbers on my house and I would like to do "something different"  I really like mission style....everything I can find just costs way to much and I know there have got to be some great ideas out there so that's why I'm turning to you ladies.  I appreciate any suggestions.

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  • fostermommyof3
    July 19, 2009 at 5:02 PM

     Could you use copper tubing??  Or purhaps you could use a frame that would fit the number of tiles you needed, and you could design your own tiles?

  • BrandtZ
    by BrandtZ
    July 20, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    I really like the idea in blue, that sounds like the easiest way. You could make templates of mission style numbers for your designs on the tiles.

    Quoting fostermommyof3:

     Could you use copper tubing??  Or purhaps you could use a frame that would fit the number of tiles you needed, and you could design your own tiles?


  • eightofus1998
    July 22, 2009 at 8:29 AM

    Thank you for the ideas...I will give that a try.

  • AuntyL
    by AuntyL
    July 22, 2009 at 8:35 AM

    You might want to check out what is required by law. We lived in a town once that your numbers had to be a minimum of 3" and seen from the road.(I found this out when the framed tiles that were there blew off from a storm and we didn't notice.) It was the fire dept that told us...

    AuntyL 

  • BrandtZ
    by BrandtZ
    July 23, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    I never thought of that, thanks for the add.

    Quoting AuntyL:

    You might want to check out what is required by law. We lived in a town once that your numbers had to be a minimum of 3" and seen from the road.(I found this out when the framed tiles that were there blew off from a storm and we didn't notice.) It was the fire dept that told us...

    AuntyL 


  • gimmykissy77
    July 23, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    How about plasture of paris or salt dough. You could scuplt and paint. Something with personality.

  • SanDiegoMaxMom
    July 23, 2009 at 8:22 PM

    Try an architectural salvage place.

  • jraebonner
    July 24, 2009 at 6:23 AM

    An idea would be to attack your numbers to the mail box like my dad did. HE is a welder and cut out 135 on the mailbox and aheared (welded) it to the chain link bottom of hs mailbox. I realize that this is WAY WAY WAY to much trouble but I though you could just adhere premade stencils that way to your house.

    My dad used to be a welder at Dravo in Pittsburgh years ago.

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