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DIY Modern Metal & Wood Address Sign

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This modern address sign is a fast, easy way to add a quick pop to the front of your home. We wanted to update the outdated, semi-cursive, crooked address numbers on the front of our house. We used floating brushed silver numbers on a quick wooden base to make this modern address sign really stand out.

DIY Modern Metal & Wood Address Sign

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Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

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Remove the old numbers

We’ve all seen these hammered black address numbers. You either a) you still have them on your current home, or b) you 100% had them on your home growing up. These numbers are as old as our house and needed to go. We started by popping these off with a hammer. Then we measured the space that needed to be covered that was off-color from the old numbers.

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Build your modern address sign

Using that measurement, we cut a 1″x6″ board to 28 inches long and 4.5 inches wide to cover the space and fit our numbers. Then, we cut down a thin wood slat into three pieces that would fit perfectly over that board. We stained all the pieces to with the same Thompson’s Waterseal color we just used on this three-tiered planter so they would match.

Once the stain was dry, we used wood glue and clamps to attach the three slats to the board.

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

We grabbed these floating numbers, which come with great drawings so you can pre-drill your holes where they need to go. The numbers are easy to set up and have great directions. We put a quick squirt of Gorilla Glue into each hole and then popped in the numbers.

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Install the gorgeous modern address sign

We hung up the sign with four screws drilled straight through and into our column on our porch. How’s it look??

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Modern Address Sign - Charleston Crafted

Creating a modern address sign is super easy. The number one key is to use modern numbers and give them a nice background and your house will look immediately better!


 

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Laura

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

How much are the house #?

Morgan

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

We paid about $11 a number, here they are on amazon. https://amzn.to/2G3JJZs

Angela Groves

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Love that number project. I am interested in the plant stand on th porch. Any chance you have a pattern to make that? momthegardener1@gmail.com

Thanks, Angela 9-9-18

Sean

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Hey Angela, glad you're interested! We shared the plant stand here- https://www.charlestoncrafted.com/2017/07/01/diy-3-tiered-corner-plant-stand/. Hope you enjoy!

Danielle

Friday 28th of July 2017

You have inspired me. We are working on our porch later this summer (paint, a flag holder and some other stuff) and I want to change up the look of our house numbers. We might not do this exactly but I sent this to my fiancé to ask him what he thinks of it as a guide for what we want to do! Thanks!

Morgan

Sunday 30th of July 2017

I am so glad! it was so simple. Please tag us or share if you make one yourself!

Tori

Thursday 27th of July 2017

These are beautiful!

Kelley @ Coastal Kelder

Thursday 27th of July 2017

Love the numbers you chose! We updated the numbers on our door at the old house and it made a huge difference to get the old brass outta there

Morgan

Thursday 27th of July 2017

It's such a small but great update!