When I was in Thunder Bay about a week ago another thing I picked up that I haven’t yet shared were some new house numbers.
Since we live out of town and our house is not visible from the street it doesn’t make a lot of sense to have numbers directly on the house. Most people have a sign at the road like the one below.
So when we put the driveway sign up I saw a great opportunity to rid us of the ugly utilitarian number sign. I decided to pick some numbers that I liked for the post of the driveway sign.
Not an easy task as you can see. There were so many options, with different sizes, styles, and colours. I knew I wanted silver numbers and they had to fit the width of the wood post of the sign so that narrowed my options a bit. Eventually, and with a bit of a consultation with Max, I decided on my favourites.
When I went to install them I put everything in a little plastic bag. This way I could keep all the little screws, drill bits, and other supplies I needed sealed and lower my chances of losing them while fumbling around near the road.
And I started by using painters tape (so as not to damage the post or new stain job) to position the numbers how I wanted them. Ideally, if I weren’t alone, I would have had Max hold them up but this worked too!
Then I took a pen and marked in the centre of each screw hole. I thought I was going to take the numbers off to drill pilot holes but I had a small enough bit to not have to. So I could have skipped this step but still good to find centre anyways.
Then I changed to a Philips head bit and put the screws in one by one. The pilot holes helped make the screws go in easier and without any damage to the wood, as well as helped to hold the screws in place as I simultaneously drilled and took pictures.
Now I just have to get Max to attempt to rip this thing out of the ground.
Let me know if you have any questions.