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.
- repurposed treated lumber 1 x 6
- wood sander
- tape measure
- chop saw
- house numbers LxWxH 4 inch x 0.4 inch x 6 inch
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!
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.
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