Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Address Number Play

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!

But get this, go on over to Kathleen's Faded Charm and have fun looking at all the White Wednesday posts. Thanks again, Kathleen, for hosting! And get this too, go on over to Rory's Tools are for Women Too and look at all the projects on her Modern Craftswoman Monday!


32˙North said...

Hi Pam,

What an excellent use of an old ceiling tin! I love when artistic meets practical!


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

LOVE it!!! How can they not get it???? Genius!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

I get it!
Darn, I wish I had it!!!
Very clever, Very ingenious, VERY CREATIVE!!!!
You GO girl!!!
(I hope 911 gets it)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love the graphic black on white and the vintage texture of the tin is just lovely. Very pretty!

The Boston Lady said...

I think it's so clever and wish it worked for my address (3120). Old ceiling tins are so versatile and I love how you used this one.

A Cottage Muse said...

Love it!! So unique!

Allison Shops said...

lol Too cute! I'm not surprised some don't get it. They probably don't have a creative bone in their body either. Dropping by from White Wednesday; Tailored Kitchen.


Cindy Geilmann said...

Oh sweety, I love you tin number. It is sooooo cool. I need to do that with my 4 numbers, (address) on my garage. So cool!

come visit

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That is just TOO cute! Love it!

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Lori said...

hee hee, that is so clever...i love it!!!

Chrissy said...

Morning from Canada...just had to say thanks for coming by and leaving such a nice note! Love this post...I will be back! all the best!

Faded Charm said...

Great way to reuse an old ceiling tile. I love those things and have many inside and out. Love you twist on the numbers!


kim said...

I love it!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Clever girl!

Thank you for your kind comments. May you always be charmingly blessed.

I hope you'll stop by my blog. I am hosting a giveaway for a darling French tote.

Kelee said...

Hi Pam!

That came out great! Very neat!

Thanks for visiting!

love, kelee @ www.katillacshack.com

Sara said...

Hi! Very nice numbers... very creative, I do love the play on ONE!!

red.neck chic said...

I get it - I get it!!! TOOOOOO cute... uhmmm... those are not my house numbers, but I'd gladly hang 'em IN my house! LOL

Love it!
:-D robelyn

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Pam, just stopping by to say hi. I love your painted tin number. Very cleaver.

come see me

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing! Rory

Lindy said...

Thanks for directing me to your project - I love it!