August 4, 2015

DIY House Numbers Sign

I posted this picture on instagram this weekend. My husband and I completed a little project for our new home. We went to Home Depot and picked up a couple supplies to create our new sign. It took a little longer than it should because the back part of our numbers broke the first time so I had to go exchange them but here is what we used. The boards are long boards from the lumber section. They are cedar boards. I believe one is 4in wide and the other is 1in. We stained the boards in the same stain we used on our planked wall (Minwax® Special Walnut 224 Stain). 

A couple tips:
Make sure to drill big enough holes for the back of your numbers. We didn't at first and so the back of the numbers broke off. We placed the numbers on the finished boards to see exactly where we wanted them and my husband lightly pressed them to see where he would have to drill. The boards are nailed on to two smaller boards on the back which were nailed to the house. 
I drew out a rough draft on paper of what I wanted it to look like. Which was two skinny boards on top and two thicker boards on the bottom to form a rectangle but once we had three boards I felt adding another would make it look more square-ish. So we went with three in the end. I love that the numbers aren't centered. That's exactly how I envisioned it. 
Here is what the sign looks like from a distance. As you can see we still have a lot of work on the exterior of our home. I'd like to remove the screen door for sure, add a planter or two, fix all of the rotting wood, and paint but we are taking it step by step. 
I'm sure we will be working on this home for years to come but that's ok. As we finished this project, I took a couple steps back and just let it all sink in. I still can't believe we live here. There is no doubt in my mind that it was all God. So we will enjoy each and every step and proudly work on the home the Lord has provided for us. 
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