230. new address plate.

The newly painted door has gotten me obsessed with making the outside of our house look more like us. The address plate that came with the house was white with gold numbers. (you can kind of see it in the linked photo)  I tried to spraypaint the numbers black, but we didn’t have the right kind of screws to put them back into the plate, and I realized that the plate itself was ugly and I hated the typeface of the numbers (I’m a graphic designer – i’m picky!). Ive been searching all over the internet (mostly etsy) to find a new address plate. The one I really want is $225. The other one that I really liked is around $100, and I would have to figure out how to get it drilled into the bricks, which I wasn’t too excited about having to do. So I went to home depot with the intention to just buy some numbers to stick on our mailbox for the time being but ended up finding these numbers that I kind of liked. I wandered over to the wood section, and found this piece of wood in a cart of scraps (so they let me have it for free!) The numbers were $1.50 each, and I already had screw hooks from this project.  A kind home depot employee helped me find some wood screws, and it seemed I had everything I needed to make this happen. Came home and put this all together, and it was really simple – all for under $10! I was also able to utilize the hooks that were already in place, so I didnt have to do any drilling into the brick.  I think its a HUGE improvement from what was there previously, don’t you think?!

Now onto replacing that ugly porch light….and to do something about that mail box.  I’m thinking of painting it…black maybe?

32. ron swanson sketch.

Sometime before Christmas, I saw this amazing ron swanson mug from this etsy seller, and I haven’t been able to get that image of him out of my head. It’s so perfect. Unfortunatley, it has been sold out for quite some time. I’ve decided to take that sketch and try to embroider it. I have no idea how its actually going to turn out, but today I conquered the sketch, and I like it.

For now, I leave you with a quote from mr. ron swanson, himself.

“The less I know about other people’s affairs, the happier I am. I’m not interested in caring about people. I once worked with a guy for three years and never learned his name. Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.”