Thursday, October 25, 2012

My "Dressed Up" Address

I've never implemented what I've seen on Pinterest...until I saw this unique idea. Therefore, I'm happy to say I've addressed my address.
Last weekend, I FINALLY found a 4 tiered plate rack at a garage sale!!!!! (For months, all I've found are 3 tiered plate holders.)

With the plates it was only $6. (She wasn't selling them separately.)

I took the plates (pictured below), but planned to buy some different ones. 
I found these delicate, cream colored plates at a thrift store for $1 each.
Then I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a piece of decorative paper to use for the numbers.

I chose this charcoal grayish print to pop against the color of the plates.
{An alternative is to purchase number decals from The Home Depot.}
Next, using a piece of card stock paper, I printed out my address in the font I wanted - Modern No. 20.

I layered the print-out over my "address paper" and cut. 
Then Joey glued the numbers to the plates using outdoor Mod Podge. 
Once everything was dry, I put the plates on the rack.

The rack was originally silver, but Joey spray painted it black.
This is how I "served" up my address on plates - for about $18!
{This includes the cost of supplies and both sets of plates.}
There may be a better way to execute the process, but we just guessed along the way. (Yes, Joey was a very involved participant. But, don't tell him I told you. ;))

Thought For the Day: Plates aren't just for eating off of anymore. How can you use plates around your home?

This week, I'll be linking up with Kelly's Korner


Ricci said...

That is really cute!!!

lilwhitelife said...

I love it and really like the price too! Leslie

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

I really like the use of plates for your house number, makes it more cozy. I probably would use vinyl numbers...

Jonnique said...

I really want to do this, thank for sharing. New follower via blog hop! Would love for you to follow back!?

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Great idea :)

Terry Moore said...

So out of the box with this idea. I would be worried that the wind or weather would get to them at my home, but I love them on yours.

must love junk said...

LOVE this! Very fun! I'm your newest follower and invite you to visit and say hi :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Hey this is awesome, I have no plate projects but I'm really warming o them :)

Stacey said...

That is a really cool idea! How fun!
Would love if you stopped by my party to link this up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Danielle Wagasky said...

I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and snag a button:>

Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty!

I am your newest follower. I would love for you to follow me back and share this post at my Flaunt It Friday link party.

Can't wait to see more posts!

Tami Michel said...

This is one of the best original ideas I have seen in a very long time. Found you over at Embracing Change and so glad I did. Great job!
Tami @ Curb Alert!


Great idea! LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Can't wait to try this!

Rea T said...

this is really awesome!! now that turned out pretty, i like spending less as much as possible just like this project...


Design_Fluff said...

This project is awesome! How creative! I'd love to try this out some day. I am not quite sure where one would find the plate rack.

Happy Turkey Day!:)

Art and Sand said...

I would never have thought of this. I am using my 3 tiered plate rack as a craft supply holder in my "creative space".

Happy Creating in 2013