outdoor number sign and hose holder

I think I am truly the worst blogger ever!
I constantly forget to take the proper pictures of all the steps it takes to do a project.
Oh well no point crying about it now too late.. Anyhow Here are a few things I have picked up on my travels. The ball jars I got at a church rummage sale in Wilson NY one weekend when I was visiting my friend. All you could fit in a bag for one dollar.. It was awesome. I got 6 of them  3 small and 3 large. I had hoped I could find blue ones but these turned out to be better for what I wanted.. I picked up a bag of sea glass at Pottery Barn and some blue sand at Pier 1…I like to spread my money around haha. 

 Here are two of them sitting on my fireplace…I think they are too full but I will know where to find the sea glass if I need it for another project..

 I used dollar store chain to hang these…they had there own metal bands which made it easier for me to hang them up …I put some blue sand and a blue tea light in these ones.  |They are hanging in my sun/screen room.. I promise to post some pictures of it soon.. They look really awesome and cost very little to put together.

 Are these not just the nicest plaques you have seen?  Haha not.. but what do you expect for 2 dollars..But I had an idea.

 oh Yeah blue spray paint…using it alot these days.

 I bough some wood  numbers at Michael’s and painted them black.. I was gonna paint them on myself but I thought they might look stupid..anyway I superglued them on and hung them with a holder I also got at the dollar store.  I think it turned out pretty good… Although I am thinking of painting a black ring around the outside…we will see.

I got the idea from this Picture on the internet.. I thought the blog name was watermarked on the picture so I could credit her with the inspiration but alas it is not..If you know who this was let me know and I will give her her due..Her’s looks truly awesome.

Ok here is where I really dropped the ball. I made my own hose hanger and I was sure I took pictures of all the steps..but I cannot find them/
Anyway I think it is self explanitory…  going to have to be..I got a metal spike and a 4X4 My daughters boyfriend put in in the ground for me so it would be straight.  I painted the whole thing white except the cap..blue spray paint again and hung a 2 dollar hose holder on it….And Viola …now I do realize I got a lot of paint on the grass but the good part about that is It will be gone as soon as I cut said grass….Cant say the same about the paint in my hair on my arm my glasses and my shoes but oh well…That is just how I roll….. Everyone always knows when I have been painting that’s for sure.
Any how thats all for now…mostly cause I forgot to take any more pictures but I am gonna try to be better next time…Ok?

Update.  Someone has pinned this project to Pintrest and I am getting a lot of questions on the spike I used to put it in the ground. Its is very similar to this one and in Canada they are at any lumber yard for around 8 dollars. You just hammer it into the ground and add your 4 x 4 post to it.. hope this answers anyone who is interested in this project. Cheers Frances

Until next time, Frances

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13 thoughts on “outdoor number sign and hose holder

  1. Looks great! I like the idea of painting a black outline around the sign, but even without it, it still looks great! And it's so true, we all know when you have been painting 'cause its always in your hair!! xoxo

  2. The 4 x 4 is about 3 feet long and the metal spike is to hold the post..saves putting cement in and a lot cheaper. The spikes are about 2- 2 1/2 feet long . You can get them at any lumber store 🙂

  3. I have updated the post to include a picture of what the spike looks like..hope this helps…its is a very easy project…and I am so happy that so many have noticed 🙂 Cheers Frances

  4. Pingback: Pinterest Project: Garden Hose Holder

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