Have you ever seen one of those mailboxes on the side of the road that made you stop and check it out? When I lived in Virginia, and even a couple times since moving to California, I would come across all sorts of neat and unique mailboxes and address plaques. I would gather all sorts of inspiration from them and, at one point, I even gathered my own materials to add a little style to my own mailbox and house numbers. We moved before I could actually put them up, of course, but the dream is still alive. One day, I WILL have one of those adorable address signs!
One of the coolest, and definitely most efficient, accessories you can add onto an address plaque is a solar light! These awesome lights are powered by the sun during the day and illuminate your address numbers or sign at night. This is great for when people are trying to find your house in the dark. The fact that you use no electricity is also great because you get constant light at night outside of your door, without jacking up your electric bill and unnecessarily spending money.
With the new year only days away, I think that checking out some house address plaques is definitely going on my “To Do” list. We’ve moved to a new home and what better way to make it our own than to put up something pretty that I’ve been wanting to do anyway!