Can you see me now?

July 7th, 2009 in member junk     
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The can is about 18 inches tall and about 13 inches around, so I was able to make the numbers quite large, about 3 1/2 in. tall.
This is the writing imprinted on the can. It originally contained something called Protectoseal. It has been sitting on my front porch for nearly 5 years, but now has a much more useful purpose. The paint is its original color. All I did was put a coat of clear exterior sealer on it to protect the numbers.
It hangs on the front corner of my fence right at the street.
Look how well it shows up in the dark!
To hang it I drilled two holes in the back of the can and put in two bolts to attach wire to so I could create a way to attach it to the wire fence.
The can is about 18 inches tall and about 13 inches around, so I was able to make the numbers quite large, about 3 1/2 in. tall.

The can is about 18 inches tall and about 13 inches around, so I was able to make the numbers quite large, about 3 1/2 in. tall.


I live in a rural area, on an island in the Sacramento Delta. Our fire department asked that we make our street #s more visable because they've had a difficult time finding addresses in emergencies. SO, this is what I came up with. I think it will work!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Marie Writh
posted in: member junk, metal, industrial, , garden, outdoor spaces, porch, red, house numbers

Comments (6)

TinTinJunkFan writes: love this! Posted: 2:08 pm on July 13th
suewhitney writes: Coolio!!! Love what you have done here ....the color, the numbers, very groovy!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 11:23 am on July 9th
chippingcharm writes: Great idea...so creative. Thanks for sharing! Laurel Posted: 4:23 pm on July 8th
alicemom writes: Marie,
Brilliant! You did a great job. The numbers really show up! Yea! Now you will be seen & heard!
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 8:21 pm on July 7th
RustyDiva writes: I love the can Marie. Red is my favorite color! Hopefully the fire dept. will never HAVE to see it except passing by on another call ~ but they will love it too. Posted: 10:20 am on July 7th
CottageElements writes: Marie, great job on this. Love the can, very ingenius. I'm sure they won't miss you now! Thanks for sharing.

Lani Posted: 12:27 am on July 7th
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