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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.