These numbers were here when we moved in. The frame was looking a bit faded and worn. The picture below was taken in the fall of 2009.
The frame was not in bad shape, it was in need of some T.L.C. however. The tiles were removed first. We sanded the frame and gave it a coat of black paint, followed by a coat of polyurethane to protect the paint. We had all of these things on hand, it did not require much paint, making this a cost free project.
Sometimes it seems that those low cost or cost free projects make the biggest difference. The attention to detail makes a difference.
Linked to nesting place for 31 Days 2013