Finally, a curb appeal project is complete! Look at those shiny new house numbers! So much better than the old one… Of course now I really really want to paint the exterior of the house to freshen it up a bit. Hello gray with white trim and blue shutters?? Perhaps. A huge thank you to my dad who is in town and I put to work on many projects around the house.
House Number DIY
House numbers | I used these
Wood pieces – I used two 3′ pieces of wood
Wood box (I found it at Jo-ann’s)
faux succulents or plants of your choosing
Brackets for the back to hang
Saw – I used a jig saw to cut the wood
First cut and prep your wood. I went with two 3 foot boards. I wanted the house numbers for be floating, in order to do that you need wood that is at least 1 inch thick. I just happen to have more wood leftover from the fence project that I still haven’t posted pictures of. Glue the wood together. Use a brush or scrap piece of cardboard to work the glue into the wood and clamp it down good. After its dry, trim the edges again with a saw and sand the whole board smooth.
Installing the numbers
Again, I wanted the numbers to be floating so I mostly followed the directions on the package. I started by taping the templates onto the board and marking the holes with a nail. The instructions said to drill a pilot hole with 1/8″ bit which we did, but the next step was drill with 1/4″ bit which was much to big of a hole for mounting to the board (works for installing directly to the house though?). We just matched up the size of the mounting screws to a bit, went up just a tiny bit in size and drilled the holes. Attach the mounting screws to the numbers and stick them into the holes, we added wood glue to the holes to ensure that the numbers would stay.
Box and flowers
Next we glued the box onto the wood with wood glue and clamped it down good. Leave it for a bit to dry. Once the box is dry, you can place some floral foam and flowers into the box, arrange however you want.
We used those frame mounting brackets that have a triangle loop, look at the bottom of the picture to see what I’m talking about, I don’t know what they are called. But anyways, measure where you want them and screw them on. Make sure they are level. We had to use a stucco drill bit to get the holes into the house for the screws to mount the numbers but it turned out pretty neat! I can’t wait to paint the exterior and see how it looks. I’m hoping to paint or replace the wall mounted mailbox shortly.