Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"D" is for DIY House Number Plaque

Paint: house number plaque

I'm canvasing the neighborhood.  DIY your own house number plaque using a precut wood plaque and acrylic paint.

A larger plaque (12"h) in a fun royal blue with white which happens to match this friend's mailbox.

 Classic dark green with gold.

I happen to be a huge fan of the black and white version.

How to make a house number plaque:

- wood plaque
- acylic paint
- small paintbrush
- Helmsman clear gloss polyureathane
- metal stake
- super glue (gel is best)
- 3 - 1 1/4" wood screws

Step 1: Sand wood plaque smooth.

Step 2: Print out number to fit plaque.  Here I used Cochin font at 400 point.

Step 3: Center number on plaque and using a ballpoint pen with heavy pressure trace outline of number.

The pressure of the pen leaves an impression in the wood.

Step 4: Paint the background color.  Let dry then paint the number and edge.
Step 5: Seal with multiple coats of clear gloss spray poly for exterior.

Step 6: Line up metal stake, predrill holes into metal stake.

Step 7: Apply super glue gel and secure with wood screws.

I'm linking up to:

Sand and Sisal
The 36th Avenue

Creative Collection @ Lolly Jane
Nifty Thrity Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Inspiration Exchange @ City Farmhouse
SAS @ Funky Junk
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. Love it! I need to do this for my house.

  2. What a great idea! I was about to go spend $100+ at the hardware store. You just saved me some cash. Yay!!! Thanks!!