When we moved into our apartment I quickly taped up our names below the doorbell, thinking “I’ll fix this in a few days.” And then I didn’t, for months. Two years, almost.
It’s the sort of thing you eventually stop seeing, but a Craigslist buyer was in our apartment recently and he said “Wow, I didn’t think the inside would look this nice based on the outside!” Thanks, and ouch? As a renter, I don’t care all that much about curb appeal, but I don’t want strangers bracing themselves for squalor.
Some haphazard Google searching eventually led to these metal label holders. (Currently listed for $4.27 – I bought them for $9. What the hell, Amazon? I thought we were friends!)
I sprayed the holders with enamel clear coat to protect them from the elements. I also wrapped the printed labels in tape as a half-assed lamination.
Much better, yeah?