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I've been wanting to try a house number project forever, I have literally been looking on Pinterest and trying to decide for almost 2 years. I finally decided to just do it, I knew the look that I wanted and I knew that I didn't want to spend a fortune so I started scouring the thrift stores looking for the perfect piece of wood, it had to be the right height, width, thickness and price.
The piece I found was almost perfect, it was taller than I needed but that was an easy fix with just one cut, the width and thickness were perfect. The best part of all...........It was ONLY .99 CENTS!!!
After cutting it down I needed to sand and paint it, I purchased exterior spray paint for $4 , I wanted the wood to be able to stand up to all the outside elements so I did 3 coats of paint letting each coat dry 24 hours before putting the next coat on.The numbers were the most expensive part, they were $7 each at Home Depot. There were cheaper options but I loved the look of the raised satin nickel so I was willing to spend the extra money. The numbers were a little tricky to put on, I had my husband help me, we learned what to do and not to do if there is a next time.All together it cost me about $45 to make but it was so worth it. I love how it turned out and I feel so proud to tell people I made it myself (with a little help from my husband), I better give him some credit. I anchored it on to a post really well and so far it has survived wind, rain and snow, we'll see what it looks like when winter is over.
If you like this you might like another one of my projects, it's a File Cabinet Makeover.