Hello friends!  I got around to tacking another goal on my list of Home Goals for 2016.  Years ago, I moved the house numbers from their original spot above my garage to make room for my awesome vine that grows above my garage — (click the link on my Goals in the second sentence to see a pic).  My enthusiasm for my vine idea got the best of me, because my the light above my garage now shines DOWN on the vines and not UP on the house numbers on their new location.  Dagnabbit.  The sacrifice we make for curb appeal.  So here is how I DIY’ed my contemporary house numbers 😉

The Striped House - DIY House Numbers

I saw this project years ago on 4 Men 1 Lady.  Michelle made over her front porch and let me tell ya, she killed it.  So many ideas!!!  Check out her post, you’ll thank me later.

The project has been done over a few times by different bloggers since she did it back then.  Imitation is the best form of flattery right?  But seriously, ever since I saw her post years ago, I’ve always wanted to do this, so I jumped on my chance.  Michelle, you are a DIY Goddess!

The Striped House - DIY Contemporary House Numbers supplies

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I did mine slightly different than Michelle.  Mine is more of a lazy DIY’er version 😉  Mine is more or less glued together.

  • Stain – Minwax (Dark Walnut) – already had in my stain inventory
  • House Numbers – from Home Depot – $6 each
  • Gorilla Glue – used to glue on the house numbers.  Thank you, Haven for putting bottles of that in our swag bags last year.
  • Elmer’s Wood Glue to glue the stained wood pieces to the vertical “spine” piece of wood on the back.  Thanks Dad for always making sure I have that in my garage.
  • The wood is red oak that I got in the lumber department at Home Depot.  If you go to look for it, it comes in 36″ pieces and I think it’s 1.5 wide.  They are laying flat on a shelf near the bottom, under a display of larger pieces of wood.  Ask a sales person and they can help you.  I think I spent $12 on wood?
  • Picture Frame Hook – already had some

When finished, it’s 29.5 inches tall, and 6 inches wide.  I actually had it longer and then it dawned on me that maybe I should measure the space between the light and doorbell.  See, told you I was feeling lazy that day.  I was quickly able to pull off the pieces I just glued and cut the spine piece shorter.  Crisis averted 🙂

There is no real science about where to place the numbers.  Go with what looks best on your home.  Your’s might look better with more space in between, or with more space around them.  Your porch might need something of larger scale to look more proportion to your home.

The Striped House - DIY Contemporary House Numbers porch

I love how my house numbers turned out.  I hope I made Michelle proud, haha!  Best part is you can see my house numbers at night!  No more lost friends driving up and down my street because they can’t figure out which beige house is mine 😉

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  1. Reply
    March 10, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Love how contemporary it looks. Great job! Visiting from The Handmade Hangout.

  2. Reply
    Desiree @ The36thAvenue
    March 11, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    What a fun project… Featuring you next week!
    Thank you so much for partying with us!

  3. Reply
    Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter
    March 17, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I used the same numbers for our house, and I love them! Looks great!

  4. Reply
    March 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    hello hachapuri

  5. […] Instead of mounting the house numbers directly on the wall, you could frame them with a piece of wood. This way the contrast could be bigger and more eye-catching and the number would be easier to identify on the facade of the house. The supplies needed for such a simple DIY project include some wood pieces, wood stain, glue, the house numbers and picture frame hooks. You can find the instructions on Thestripedhouse. […]

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