Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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

35 comments:

  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

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Another Ontarian.
    You have some great ideas.

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  3. Thank you Linda and thanks for visiting my blog Frances

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  4. Love your idea. About how long is the 4 x 4 you used ? And what exactly did you use the metal spike for? Thanks.

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    1. 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 :)

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  5. How is the spike connected to the 4x4? I love this project. Thanks!

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  6. 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

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  7. This is exactly what I have been wanting to find but wasn't sure how to do it. Thank you so much.

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  8. Love the hose hanger! Our hose is in the front of the house, so I wanted something that looked nice and was easy to put the hose on/in but couldn't find anything I liked until I saw this idea. We are using a copper post cap from Home Depot and this hook from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001E8NZ36/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. I love the hose hanger and the copper top idea...send me a picture of it when you are done I would love to see it..Thanks Frances

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  9. Love the hose hanger.... gonna do one for my house and probably for my neighbor...her hose is always out, like ours... great ideas.. love the number sign too.. pretty..

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  10. I recently put hose reels into the wooden walls of my garage and love them. But the other two faucets are by stone walls and I can't stand the thought of drilling into the stones. I think your solution of sinking a heavy duty post will be a great solution and can look nice. I still wish I could come up with a way to attach a reel as I love the ease of winding the hose after use. I bet my clever handyman can help me out. I'll post pics once we get this figured out. I hadn't thought of the wooden post but really like it and think it might be what we need to do, though we might need to use cement if we go with a reel.

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  11. I recently put hose reels into the wooden walls of my garage and love them. But the other two faucets are by stone walls and I can't stand the thought of drilling into the stones. I think your solution of sinking a heavy duty post will be a great solution and can look nice. I still wish I could come up with a way to attach a reel as I love the ease of winding the hose after use. I bet my clever handyman can help me out. I'll post pics once we get this figured out. I hadn't thought of the wooden post but really like it and think it might be what we need to do, though we might need to use cement if we go with a reel.

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  12. Found this on Pinterest and repinning. This looks strong enough to hold the long length of hose I need. Thanks!

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  13. I was so excited to do this. My mind buzzing with thoughts of how to decorate it. So the next day I headed to Lowes. Found the 4x4 for $5.00. Great! Then I found the spike to put the 4x4 in. Holy cow... they wanted $25.00 for the spike! I could have bought a metal hose stand for less. But I'm not giving up. I'll be keeping my eye out at Habitat and thrift stores. Thanks for the great idea.

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  14. Awesome project. Thanks for sharing the details on how you did it!! This is going to be the first project on my Spring list! Thanks!

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  18. how does the 4x4 connect to the spike

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  19. Just saw this on Pinterest and I love it! Thanks for sharing, adding to my "to do list".

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  21. Love the hose holder idea - it sparked another idea for me - why not add hummingbird feeders to all four sides, and add the hose holder lower on the front!! Can't wait to try this. Oh, and I really like the idea of using that 4x4 stake that goes into the ground...must make the project much easier to do. Can't wait~~ thanks for the inspiration : ) Michelle Platt

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  26. Where did you buy the hook that the hose is on?
    Thanks - it's a great idea
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  27. I would also like to know where you got the hose hook..Looked at several hardware stores and cant find one like that.. I got everything else. Thanks for the great IDEA! Finally no more hose thrown on my flowers when kids need to mow!

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