Nailed! Our New House Numbers

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A few months ago, I saw an awesome post from Daily Danny about artwork made with tacks.  I immediately starred it on my Google Reader and filed it in the forefront of my brain.  I needed to do this for our house numbers (well, technically, our “fence” numbers, as this is on a fence you go through to enter our apartment). A long time ago I painted the house numbers on an old tile and haphazardly tied it to the fence.  It looked terrible, and I wanted something much nicer.

I actually started this project about a month ago.  I got the “42″ done, then procrastinated.  I’m happy to say that I finished it this weekend, and I think it looks great!

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The secret to getting the numbers (or letters, if that’s your bag) perfect is to find a font you like and print it out on your home printer, then tack it to the fence (or wood, or wall).

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In order to get the tacks in the correct place, use needle-nose pliers and a hammer.

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Then rip your paper off!  I actually had kind of a problem getting all of the paper out of my 5.  It’s going to rain this week, though–once the rain comes, the rest of the paper will disintegrate.

The 4 and the 2 actually started to rust during my procrastination phase, which looks really cool (far cooler than I expected).  I’m looking forward to seeing how it changes with time.

What do you think?

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13 Responses to Nailed! Our New House Numbers

  1. Nadine says:

    Very clever. It looks great!

  2. That’s such a cute idea! (but my fave part is the “1/2″)

  3. StefK says:

    Wow, neato!! I like it!

  4. Mom Olsher says:

    Sari: That looks great and I see your bougainvillea in the background. Wonderful.

    Mom

  5. walletpuppy says:

    Awesome. I’m sure the pictures don’t do it justice because I can imagine approaching and having that voila moment of realizing they’re tacks.

  6. Jen says:

    super cute! Love it.

  7. LOVE! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE IT. It turned out so amazing!!

  8. shannon says:

    Yay! I totally love it!

  9. Huckleberry Karen says:

    Once again I am amazed. I need to find a wall now so I can hammer a bunch of nails in to it and make a number just to try it.

  10. Stinkerpants says:

    @mrs.csunsweetie: the 1/2 is my favorite part too!!!!

    @Mom: The bougainvillea says thank you.

    Thanks you guys!! walletpuppy is right–the pictures don’t really do it justice. I think it’s really cool. Whomever thought of this is a genius!

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