Even though it’s the middle of winter (unless you’re a Southern Hemisphere dweller, in which case, hello and I hope you’re enjoying the summer!) — it’s always a good time to think about curb appeal and updates you can make to your home exterior. Sometimes better to think about them during the winter so you can have a really good game plan for what you want to do come spring! 🙂 I really like this house number sign — plus planter box! — that Barb is here to share today. It’s a simple design that gets the job done in style and could easily be adapted for a smaller area, or for use in a backyard with a family name, old window, or something else creative in the center. Here’s Barb to tell you all about it!
Hi all you Remodelaholic followers out there. I’m Barb Camp and I blog at Second Chance to Dream where I focus on being creative and living fully alive. I love to create and re-purpose things and you can almost always find evidence of that process inside my home, aka some kind of mess.
I’m excited to share with you my House Number Sign that my hubby and I made.
This was the entrance to our driveway which is really boring. We wanted something that would really stand out! I was visiting Pinterest and I ran across this sign here and fell in love. This was the perfect project for our entrance.
I’m going to show you a step by step tutorial on how my hubby built it.
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To begin you need to lay out your 2 – 4 x 4 boards as pictured.
Next step was to make the window box. Our measurements were as follows:
Base 41″ long
2 Sides 54″ long
2 End pieces 5 1/2 ” long
He used liquid nails as well as a nail gun to assemble the box.
We then laid everything out to get the window box at the height we wanted it to be at.
For the top piece of wood, he took a 1×6 and ripped it in half and cut it to 54″ long. You will need both for the sign. Only one shows in this picture..
We had some wainscoting left over from our banquette seating project so he cut it into a 20 x 20 square. He ripped a 1 x 6 into 2′ strips to make a frame for the square. He assembled it all together.
Next stain or paint the whole sign and once dry add your caps to the tops and your house numbers to the sign. After everything was painted we took it to the driveway entrance. He dug holes and sat the sign in the holes.
Make sure everything is level, then mix up your cement and pour into the holes. Keeping it steady until cement sets
Next, he added the sign. He used 14″ of chain and an eye bolt for all four corners. The chain will keep it swinging in the wind.
Next plant your flowers and enjoy your hard work each time you pull up in your driveway.
Don’t you think it looks so much better? It was surprisingly quick to put together, approximately 2 hours and around $75.00 to make.
I want to show you real quick how I’ve decorated my sign for Fall and Christmas. Here is my Fall Decor. You can find a tutorial here.
And here is how I decorated it for Christmas. You can find a tutorial here.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoy pulling up to my driveway. There’s beauty in every season. Go create some beauty in your surroundings today.
Thank you for allowing me to share with you today. Stop on over and do a little exploring in my neck of the woods, Second Chance to Dream
Thank you so much for stopping by, Barb! What a lovely sight to come home to!
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