Industrial House Numbers

Which part of your house does anyone first see and notice? The house facade, of course! Even strangers simply passing by can see it. This is why designing and decorating it is just as important as any part of your home…

House Number

I think it’s safe to say that one of the usually overlooked detail in our facade is the house numbers. After all their sole purpose is to tell visitors that it is or is not the house they are looking for. But after coming across this project, I realized that this simple sign mounted on our facade can create a good impression.

This project is very simple and easy yet brilliant. It is creative and also a more secure sign that would survive a typhoon. (My old house number was destroyed by a strong one two years ago.)

Do you think it’s time to replace yours too? Here’s what you will need:

Materials

  • Screws – stainless steel/exterior
  • Printed House Number
  • Tape – for holding number template in place
  • Nails – for marking where screws will go

Tools

  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver – handheld is fine, but a power driver makes the work easier

 

Steps:

House Number

Choose your font. Use a software such as Photoshop to overlay a grid over the numbers. The intersecting points in the grid is where your screws will go, so the size of squares should depend on the size of the head of your screws.

House Number

Once you’ve printed your numbers, position the paper on your surface. Make sure they are  straight and nicely laid out before hammering the nails (you can also use one of the screws like in the photo). The goal for this step is to just mark where you will drill the screws.

House Number

After you have made marks for the numbers, carefully drill the screws. Sink them halfway only – just enough so that they will not fall out.

House Number

Doesn’t that look good? 🙂

 

Source: brydanger

 




  • Bill

    I would do on a block of wood t hen fasten that to house,post, it wherever you want to put #, and you don’t mark up t he diding, plus easy to remove if you paint house.

    • I agree with you Bill. It also makes it easy to change if you ever get tired of the look 🙂

  • Robert

    Where do you get the template for the numbers?

  • Debra Buckson

    I am looking to do this for father’s day, but i want to do words instead. With your opinion, do you think that will work?

  • Carolyn Brack-Jackson

    This is beautiful!

  • Peter mathieson

    Fantastic idea so simple and looks fantastic

  • Brenda

    Good idea Bill.
    I’d like to see the entire picture, close-up and from a distance. Wondering how the gray on gray shows up.

  • Angelique

    How expensive would this be?

    • Hi Angelique! Expensive if you buy your screws in those silly little packs of 25 but affordable if you buy a builder’s pack of 500 or 1,000. Try to locate a local ‘nuts and bolts’ shop where you will buy 1,000 for the same price as 100 in small packs.

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