Monday, June 16, 2014
House number plaque
We don't have house numbers on our house. We haven't for years. I tell my husband it is because we secretly really don't want people to find us and those that are friends know exactly where we live. Our street doesn't make it any easier either. The house on the right of us is 5108 and the house to the left is 5320, in the middle of them, we are 5210. I have no idea.
So after years of not having a street number on our house I decided I'd had enough and made a plaque with our numbers and last initial on it.
This is an easy craft that was pretty cheap - $9.00 for the plaque itself, $1.99 for each number and the letter. I paid $3.00 for the mounting kit at Hobby Lobby. The rest of the things I had. I think it was less than buying pre-made numbers and mounting them on the house. Plus, I could never find any that I really liked.
Supplies you will need:
1 wood plaque - size depends on you
Picture mounting kit (I got mine at Hobby Lobby but Michael's carries them as well)
Paint of your choice - any kind (even spray paint)
Sponge brushes - 1 for each paint color you use
Glue (I used E6000 - you can find this at any craft store or Ace hardware)
I got most of the supplies at Michael's. The American Décor paint I used, I won on a blog contest but you can buy it at Michael's or Home Depot for about $6.00 - $10.00 a jar. You can use any kind of paint or spray paint for this.
Step 1 - Prepare your plaque. Mine, while wrapped in cellophane, was in need of a bit of sanding on the edges. I then wiped it down with a wet paper towel.
Step 2 - Apply the mounting hardware to the back of the plaque.
Step 3 - Paint your plaque. I gave mine 3 coats with a sponge brush. I chose a light blonde color of whisper.
Here is my dry fit.
Then I hung it outside!
I hope you give this craft a try. It was pretty easy and inexpensive.
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