Modern House Numbers Sign – Curb Appeal Envy

Modern House Numbers Sign - Curb Appeal Envy

I know you’re going to be the envy of your neighborhood with this simple DIY modern house numbers sign. Why? Because I am! LOL, well, maybe not, but it added so much curb appeal to my home.

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DIY Modern House Numbers Sign

It’s taken 15 years to fall in love with my home, but I’m slowly but surely edging that way. We purchased our home new, and at the time, I was dreaming of a fixer-upper. That was around the time that Chip and Joanna came on the scene. But I’m happy to report now that I would marry it again… but that was after I made some tweaks here and there.

Curb appeal to a home is everything to me, and when I found these modern house numbers, I knew exactly the look I was going for and how to DIY a wood sign to attach them to. Here’s what I used for the sign.

I love to salvage treated lumber and today I'm making a DIY modern house numbers sign for exterior of my home.

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Making The Sign

I used 1 x 6 treated lumber for the sign/plaque cut into 2 pieces at 16 inches each in length. The boards were secured together with metal strips on the back, but I don’t have a picture of that to show you. Sorry. Mr. Honey Do was helping, and that was his department.

You don’t have to use 2 boards for this project. One board will certainly work, but I wanted the house numbers sign to have a similar look to the exterior wood shutter we are building. Matchy, matchy!

Waterproof The Wood Sign

I did decide to go ahead and add a waterproof top coat sealer over the treated lumber… overkill? Here’s my thought on that. The treated lumber is still porous and susceptible to mold, especially in my humid part of Texas. Treated lumber will turn dark and mold after a period of time, and this will preserve the look of the natural wood. Have you ever noticed new fences and how pretty the new wood looks, and a year later, they start to gray and darken? That’s mold!

I sealed the treated lumber with Gator Hide to protect the wood from molding and to keep that natural wood looking fresh.

Attaching The Modern House Numbers – Floating Numbers

Super easy! Lay the modern house numbers flat on the wood where you want them and mark the holes with a pencil first. Use a tape measure to be sure to get equal spacing. Place the spacers under each letter, align them with marked areas, and attach them with the wood screws. Nothing hard about that.

Lay the modern house numbers flat on the wood where you want them and mark the holes with a pencil first. Use a tape measure to be sure to get equal spacing. Then place the spacers under each letter and secure them with the wood screws provided. Nothing hard about that.

Hang Your Modern House Numbers Sign

Once you have hung your sign on a visible area of your home’s exterior, get ready to be the envy of the neighborhood. I can’t tell you how many compliments I have received already… and of course, you can’t miss that painted brick. Yep, I painted my red brick, and I’m so glad I did. I’ll be sharing that part of our exterior update in another post.

I’m not going to say I’m the envy of the neighborhood because of my DIY modern house numbers because not everyone loves my style. But what matters the most is that I DO! Our home has never felt better, and making these small changes makes me love it that much more. One step closer to the modern farmhouse of my dreams.

As we evolve, our home should too.

~Author Unknown

Until the next project… xo, Do

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14 Comments

  • I love this, & all you do! Your emails are the most important part of my day LOL Please consider sharing your wood shutters when you have time. I am considering changing my shutters & would love to see yours. Thank you!

  • Hi Rosaland! It’s so nice to hear from you. You just made my day. And yes, I will be sharing the DIY wood shutters as well. πŸ™‚ Have a happy day, my friend. xo

  • Hi there. The house looks great with the new paint job and I love the house number
    Idea. Very cool.
    I dream of doing things with paint and old furniture but I have too little time right now.
    I have a question? I have an old bedroom set dresser with a mirror and two night stands. They are solid wood and dovetailed pieces. Very nicely made.
    I’m not sure as to the type of wood.
    There is no brand on them that I can locate only some stamped in numbers.
    They look very mid century modern to me.
    I’m not an expert!
    Would you like to see a picture and give me an opinion?

  • Love this Do, I may have to copy it when we get our new siding in April! I’ll be calling you xo

  • What a great idea. I am not usually a farmhouse dΓ©cor fan, but this house number sign is perfect. I particularly like the size. Sealing the wood will certainly keep your sign looking fabulous.

  • Hi Sue, Thank you. I think because of the simplicity, it would look great with most design styles. Have a great day, and thanks for reading:)

  • That’s exciting, Wendy! I can’t wait to tell you what we are doing next. It’s never-ending. πŸ™‚ By all means, copy away. xo

  • I love this! A super clean look, right under the American flag.
    Question: How did you mount it on your brick? I will be hanging mine on brick as well.

    Thanks from Georgia

  • Hi Marian,

    I used masonry screws and secured them in the grout line between the brick. That way, no damage is done to the actual bricks. Best wishes. I’m glad you enjoyed this post. πŸ™‚

  • Where did you find the metal numbers? They look great!

  • Hi David,

    There is a list of materials on the blog under Supply List. Click on that specific item and it will lead you to Amazon where I purchased them. Hope this helps. πŸ™‚

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