Thursday, July 24, 2014

Painted Address Numbers

Our summer is flying by and I have not done a lot of projects around here, and I feel like I have been busy too. It is so much harder keeping up with the house when 3 three kids are constantly destroying it. Plus it is way more fun to play outside or go to the pool than clean and do laundry. I am sure it will all get done in September, right?

One project I did get done was my front door address. A few years ago I put our address on our front door with a vinyl sticker but because we don't have a covered porch the sun turned it brown and it peeled off... not pretty. So I am hoping this lasts longer.

Painted Address \ The Colored Door

I used my Silhouette to cut out the numbers but you could print it off your computer and cut them out with an x-acto knife. The font I used was already on my computer, it is Apple Myungjo. You will have to play with the size depending on your door. Mine are about 3 inches tall.

I taped my template to the door and traced it with a pencil. For my numbers 8,9 and 0 I taped the middle piece in place. I used a level to draw a few lines along the bottom to make sure I stayed level, especially since my numbers weren't lined up. Lining up your numbers might be a good idea before you start, I was doing it the hard way.

Painted address on door | the colored door

Here is how it looked traced. In the picture you can really see where the old numbers were, you can hardly tell in person.

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I used a white latex paint I had on hand and a very small paint brush. It took two coats and in hind sight I should have made a vinyl template to paint over, it was a little more tedious than I was expecting.

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I do love how it looks though, so crisp and white and I love the font. It was worth the effort. But maybe you can learn from my experience and make it easier on yourself.

Painted address on door \ the colored door

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I love mid summer when my flowers are doing so well!

Painted address on door \ the colored door

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I am trying not to think about the fact that it is half over. It is not easy avoiding all the school supplies in the stores already, I am not ready yet!

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  1. This is just brilliant! I've wanted to order some vinyl for my back door, but have never gotten around to it. Now I think I'll use your method instead--more durable and no cost!

    Thanks for joining Grace at Home. I'm featuring you this week!

  2. I love this. Our deck rail hides our door so you really wouldn't see this if I did it but I am pinning anyway.


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