Adding an Address

I’m back to show you a fun little project I tackled this weekend, inspired by The DIY Showoff.

A while back I saw a project on The DIY Showoff’s blog using flower pots as a way to display house numbers.

via The DIY Showoff

I loved the idea and mentally filed it away for another day.  Well, that day came this weekend after we got yet ANOTHER package delivered to our house that was intended for one of our neighbors.  It was time to make our address a bit more obvious.

I started with four 6″ terra cotta flower pots from Hobby Lobby ($2 each), a can of white spray primer, and a can of yellow spray paint from Lowe’s.  First the pots got a coat of white primer.

Then I sprayed them inside and out with the yellow paint.  That yellow took several more coats than I was expecting, but luckily I had *just* enough paint to cover them.

Next I applied some 3″ vinyl numbers (also from Lowe’s at 68 cents each) to the flower pots.

After a quick coat of clear spray paint to seal the pots, it was time to plant some petunas!

I got my purple petunas on one of my several trips to Lowe’s this weekend.  They are annuals and were only $1 each!

Once everything was planted, I had my hunky husband move a nice big flat stone from our backyard (we have these all over the place) to a prime spot along our driveway that is very visible from the road.

Once the rock was in place (thanks honey!) I lined up the flower pots for a springy shot of color.

Not a bad way to display house numbers, huh? I’m pretty excited with how these turned out.  Now maybe we’ll only get packages intended for us.  It’s such a let down to find a box on your doorstep only to discover it’s not for you!

The best part is that once these flowers stop blooming in the fall, I can switch them out for little evergreens for a nice winter look.  Mini Christmas trees, anyone?

I’m linking to:

Show and Share Day at Just a Girl

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest

Remodelaholic’s Anonymous Meeting

Feature Friday at All Things Thrifty

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