Friday, November 9, 2012

Transom Transformed

There's nothing I like more than a good before and after, especially when it is quick and painless.  Such was the case with replacing our house numbers in the transom over our front door. 
SO much better than what it looked like previously. If you remember, the old numbers were just painted on and very difficult to read from the street. 
Applying our new house number was a super easy process thanks to the helpful people at the House Number Lab. We selected the "Reserve" font in 22k matte gold with a black contour drop shadow.

Some of the highlights of the process involved scraping the old paint off the window and starting with a clean surface.
 Then we measured and leveled the center point from outside using a dry erase pen provided in the kit. (Btw, have you noticed by now that I use "we" when I really mean Chris?)
 Then we applied the numbers.
 And slowly peeled off the backing.
 Moment of truth!
 Next, we applied the shadow and peeled the backing off that too.

The best part may be how easily the pizza delivery man will be able to find our house.

22 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

This looks fantastic. Glad to know your pizza will be hot.

Ashley said...

Looks awesome... amazing how something so small can make a great impact! Yay for hot pizza!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a difference. Looks so good.

Interior Design Musings said...

Totally good! M.

Cathy Wall said...

Thank goodness the pizza man won't be knocking on the neighbor's door! It's the details that make a difference and this one packs a punch, nice job!

Katie said...

awesome! "we..." haha. :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It looks great Carrie! I mean - Chris! Good job Chris!

DecorandtheDog said...

The pizza guy always has trouble finding out house. Maybe I need to do this. Or numbers period. That would probably help.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks awesome!!! and yay for pizza finding you!

pam {simple details} said...

Nothing better than a great B & A, except maybe a handy husband, and not having to cook dinner!!

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

Such a huge difference! plus you must love having that little bit of extra light from the window!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

That looks gorgeous! I love a good transom.

Laurie said...

Looks good & dinner will always find it's way to you!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Looks great! I love the shadowing a lot too!

Section 36 said...

Those look great!

Lyndsey said...

They look awesome!! Nobody can find our house...we live on an unmarked private road! Plus the pizza man doesn't deliver to where we live :(

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

The best projects are the simple and easy ones...that the hubbs does by himself, *wink wink*! (c; Have a great weekend!

Jamie said...

Proof that even the simplest changes can make a huge difference.

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Beautiful! It makes a giant difference.

The Vintique Object said...

I absolutely LOVE this. And actually, I was at a friends house today and she asked me what she should do with the window in her door. Of course I thought of you and had a quick answer! :)
Camille

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering what the measurements are on the numbers you ordered. Their website says 4" is what they usually recommend. I only have 3 numbers on my house and consequently was thinking of going slightly taller - 5 or 6 inches.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Hi Anonymous, We went with 7 inch numbers- the height of the numbers we replaced.

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