Ever since we bought the house, I've known that the number plate on the front door would have to go. Faded brass, tiny numbers, and an altogether old-timey look - not really my style. But really, house numbers? Way on the back burner... that is until I read a paranoia-inducing article about how emergency response vehicles may be delayed if they can't make out an address from the street. Yikes! Gulp, right?
So, the door before:
The door after:
As you can see, I replaced the old drafty mail slot with a new two-sided one. I also spray-painted that lion head knocker. All that's left is to spray-paint that doorknob - but still, what a difference!