Wednesday, July 7, 2010

House Number Planter

There are lots of improvements I've been wanting to make on the house we live in, some of which you've seen.

One of the changes I've been yearning to tackle is the appearance of our house numbers. The existing set up was fairly ugly:

(There were brass numbers on there, but I got excited and jumped the gun on taking them off before I took the picture. I really need to work on that).

I really like how the wooden plaque broke at the bottom and they just repainted it. Classic.

So, I wasn't sure what I wanted to mental block...until I saw Amanda at Hand Me Down House's brilliant address planter idea. SO CUTE!!

I did have to modify the idea - our numbers have to be hung on the house plus our house is really close to the street, so having two sets of numbers within 5 feet of each other seemed like overkill.

I took the existing plaque down - and there was much rejoicing!!! By me, anyway.

Then I attached the numbers that were on the plaque to a decorative holder that some flowers had been delivered in. My husband purchased some impatiens (he's the green thumb in the family. Vanessa = plant death) and repotted them into a container that would fit in the holder.

Then, because I don't do well with power tools - yet- and he didn't want holes and nicks all over the brick, Mr. 31 hung the planter using two heavy duty L-brackets and some bolts.

Now my house numbers are not an embarrassment!!

Big shout out to Amanda!! Without your creativity I would still be looking at the broken plaque!


  1. Well didn't that turn out cute??!?! I LOVE your planter box you found -- A-DORABLE! It goes really well with your light, too. Thanks for the link - and your super sweet words! :)

  2. That is the cutest idea ever! I love it! Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

  3. This is so darling! A truly original idea. I have the same equation with plants :P.

  4. Lovely! So cute! I will feature this at tomorrow. Grab my "featured" button.

  5. Hi Vanessa, that turned out very cute, love the little white fence. Thanks for your visit.

  6. Your planter is super cute!
    New follower - I strive to be a 31 Girl too : )

  7. That's a unique idea I've not seen before. Great creativity.

  8. Super-cute idea! Looking forward to seeing all your projects. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

  9. This is really cute! I wish we could do something like this at our house, but I think it would be too hard to read from the street.

    What are you going to put in it during the winter?

  10. Thanks everyone for the kind words! Lisa, I'm thinking either holly or some sort of small evergreen topiary for the winter time.

  11. Love the planter! So much prettier!

  12. Oh, my goodness... I love this!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Very cute! I love it!

    I featured you here:

  14. very cute and creative! I love impatiens!

  15. Looks great! Creative idea. Thanks for linking up to The Virginia House!

  16. This is such a great idea and so cute too!! We took our house numbers down and I have yet to come up with something to replace them. You have inspired me!

    Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!

  17. Very cute - what a huge improvement!

    Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -


  18. That is terrific, and I love that you can switch out the plant for the season! How cute!!