It's done. The front door is now dressed in head to toe glossy white numerology. Jeff and I (along with our 'helper' Rosemary) took on the vinyl address number application this morning while Miss Gloria dreamed of bottles and pacifiers. It turned out SO awesome...I'm in address number love.
Quite honestly, this was the most terrifying task to date. Being the obsessive compulsive perfectionist that I am, there was too much at stake for my liking with this project - namely, a crooked address. However, the process was made QUITE simple with the awesome step-by-step instructions that accompanied the decal along with a photo tutorial. Phewfda! The biggest thing is just taking your time, measuring once, twice, three times before you make the sticky commitment. Once it was on, the three of us went outside with our eyes closed, turned and basked in the glossy glow of our new address decal.
Just to give you an idea, the steps went something like this:
- Clean the area you'll be applying the decal with soapy water, rinse and then repeat using rubbing alcohol (to eliminate any residue on the surface).
- Measure, measure, measure until you find your perfect center and get things level.
- Stick it on and smooth it from the center out using a squeegie (I used the edge of a gift card)
- Peel the backing off ever so carefully
The whole process took about 10 minutes by the time my anal self got it just so and I'm pleased to say it couldn't get anymore level or centered if it tried. I think it adds a ton of sparkle to the door...definitely more than its $6 price tag. Here's a link to the Etsy shop I ordered the decal from: http://www.etsy.com/people/singlestory - Thanks Allison!
Another little diddy to share with you today - these napkin rings I picked up at a garage sale.
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them! They weren't exactly a steal (8 of them for $10)...but I truly think they are handmade. They are composed of a super thin, super flexible metal of some kind and have welding seams on the under side? Whoever made them, I love you AND your love of bows. Can't wait to actually have a table to set them on:-) More to come!