Since our house was the only one on our block that did not have an address plate on our mailbox, I decided to make one. It is a brick mailbox, so I used an antique square of ceiling tin. I wanted to keep most of its rusted, rustic patina. I painted the center of the square creamy white and then painted the address in black and polyurethaned it. Of course, the address 111 was sort of boring so I decided to play with it and this is what I came up with.
Someone liked it so much they had me paint a ceiling tin just to hang on their wall. They liked the play on the number 1.
And you're right, some people still don't get it!