Do you have a mundane address marker at your place, like this? Small metal numbers hidden behind a tree and not visible at all?
Quite obscure huh? Heaven forbid an ambulance, police or much worse…a pizza delivery guy wouldn’t be able to find you. Dreadness! Let’s change that!
Here’s an easy address plaque that’s eye-catching and actually looks more appealing. Remember my recent post on the cabinet door diy‘s? Well, that’s what I used to make this project, the last remaining cabinet door I found at the Habitat ReStore.
What you’ll need:
- old cabinet door
- numbers (found these @ HobbyLobby 40% off)
- scrapbook paper (*Note- I was able to use paper because this plaque will be hidden from the elements. If your plaque will be exposed, paint part of it in a coordinating color using an acrylic paint)
- modpodge, foam brush, liquid nail adhesive, small tack nails, hangers
- antique medium
- acrylic paint
- clear sealant
If you want to paint the board a different color, do that first and dry completely, before moving on to the next steps!
Cut even width strips of coordinating paper, adhere with modpodge and place wherever you want. Allow to dry and then apply a second coat and dry completely. Sand and paint your numbers with acrylic paint. While those are drying, you can spray or apply the sealant to entire board. Attach the numbers with liquid nail adhesive, once the board is dry. When numbers are glued down you can tack in place with small nails for extra measure. Rub antique medium in random places with a small rag or sponge and allow to dry. Attach the hangers on back and hang!
Highly visible now, it looks more appealing, and makes for a more prominent entry, don’t you think?
Last task for our entry is to find the perfect light fixture and then it will be complete.
Pizza delivery for Friday movie night? Home boy should be able to find our place- right?