Painted House Number

Have you ever walk by a house a hundred times but never notice a beautiful little detail? Last week on the news; I must have saw the entrance of 10 Downing Street in London (residence and office of the Prime Minister ) a hundred times. I kept fixating on the painted 10 on the front door. That night I walked by a similar door in Marblehead. Suddenly I realized I love glossy black front doors with painted white house numbers. How great would 39 look on my front door? Love it!



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10 Comments

  1. This is divine and would look brilliant on my glossy black door! Now if only I had a two-digit address . . . somehow four numbers just isn’t as sweet.

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  2. I paint numbers for clients all the time – most of the time its TEN though, not 10. As for black doors – interior doors look smashing in black too!!!
    Barb

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  3. I love the downing street door. We’re planning a super shiny black one ourselves. Farrow and Ball have a high gloss paint that give this exact finish. A x

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  4. Yea – looks good. I like the gloss. I was thinking the paint might be the boat paint brand Awlgrip. The stuff looks so unbelievable. It’s tougher than nails but toxic as hell – if you are careful and do it right, the paint job will last longer than the door.

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  5. How perfect that I stumbled upon this post! We’re redoing the front landscaping and front door…so I’m obsessed with front doors now! I find myself always checking out houses :) This actually is probably the color we’ll go with – a glossy black – great post!

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  6. Your place is going to look great with a shiny black door and the black shutters and gray clapboards I think you mentioned.

    I like all the traditional door colors: black, dark green, and red.

    Am currently struggling to figure out what to paint our door, and the original (Victorian) surround. The rest of the house is white siding and, unfortunately, PINK permastone that was pasted over the original brick. All the light fixtures are black iron. I just can’t figure out what goes with a pink and white house with black accents.

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  7. the downing st door is a new metal one, made to look like the old wooden one. the number 0 on the 10 is slightly squint, replicating the badly fixed number that was on the original door!

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