Friday, October 7, 2011

Addressing Our Address

As you can see from previous pictures, our house needs help. A lot of help. More help than we can give it, especially since we're renting. Our landlord has given as much help as he's going to (at least for now...I may demand a replacement sink for the one that makes a high-pitched banshee scream every time it runs). So it's up to us to make small, cost-effective changes to improve the place. Our front porch is in pretty bad shape, but we've already given it a little help.

A few plants,the door decor...but do you see the address sign?
You could barely read it 'cause the wood and numbers
had faded to about the same color...see?
So I went out bought wooden numbers,
while Husband scrounged up some spray paint.
After our team effort, the sign came out like this...

Much better, I think.
And you can much more easily see it from the street.We're trying to improve.
Meanwhile I try to ignore the hideous color of the trim,
that awful pipe between the windows,
the enormous slant of the porch,
and all the general weirdness of the place...
because we live in a house,
in a beautiful neighborhood,
with our dog (who loves her backyard),
and Husband and I can both walk to work.

6 comments:

Heather said...

I love the way that turned out...we don't have our address on our house yet because we couldn't decide where to hang it...this is great. Thanks for sharing your improvement idea!!!
Found ya via Tatertots and Jello:)
I pinned this, too!

mrscamacho said...

really nice! I am going to have to address this very same item on our new house when we move. I'm excited. :)

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love truly lives in the details. What a big effect a small change made. I do so admire your right attitude. :)

I really appreciate you linking this gem up!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Kristina, I just stumbled onto your blog from Decor to Adore. What a nice sign you created! Very cute! Just goes to show that you can make a big impact without spending a lot of money! I am now your newest follower. I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!

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Sarah said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your address sign! Your porch has so much potential, I'm sure you're going to do great things with it! :)