Here is a before picture of my original house address sign:
The original address plaque doesn’t suit the style of our home and makes our house number really difficult to read from the street.
This is a safety concern because if we need emergency responders (police, ambulance) to come to our home they would have difficulty finding it!)
So I thought I would just cover it up with this beautiful DIY address plaque.
This is a VERY easy quick home improvement and curb appeal project.
The easy factor comes from using black peel and stick numbers for outdoor use!
Address Plaque Supplies:
Wood address plaque (It is important to buy a wooden plaque that is bigger than the one you are trying to cover – so that the old one is hidden behind the new plaque)
Drop cloth to protect areas from overspray of paint
1. Sand the wooden plaque if there are rough areas. Mine needed some light sanding in two spots along the edge. Wipe off dust using a tack cloth or paper towel.
2. Prepare area where spray painting will be done: Place drop cloth on ground to protect from overspray.
3. In a well-ventilated area, using goggles and a spray painting mask (safety first!!): Spray paint one side of the plaque with one coat of primer. Let dry completely for 1 hour.
4. Flip over the plaque and spray paint this side as well with primer. Let dry completely.
5. Spray paint each side with one coat of Rustoleum Satin white. Following the spray paint can instructions let this coat dry before applying the second coat.
6. I waited 3 hours, and then I applied the second coat. Let second coat dry completely 24 hours.
7. Determine which is the front and back of the plaque: mine has a flat side and a routered side. I used the flat side as the back and the routered side as the front, but you can use your plaque any way you wish!
8. Lay the plaque with the ‘front’ side facing up.
9. Remove your house numbers from the kit. Do not peel the backing off of the numbers just yet!! To get an idea of the spacing you will need for each number, preposition each number this way: lay down each number on the plaque in a position that makes everything fit vertically and horizontally. When you have all the numbers laid out, take the first number and peel off the backing. Stick it onto the plaque in its ‘position’. Press for a few seconds to ensure it has a good hold. Moving to the second number (and without moving any of the other numbers) repeat this step. Repeat until all the numbers are stuck onto the plaque.
10. Flip the plaque over so that the back side is facing up. Place the two command poster stickers onto the back of the plaque, one on each end. I placed my command stickers where they would attach onto the old plaque surface. Peel off the backing of the command stickers and press the new plaque onto the old one. The directions on the command poster sticker suggests pressing for 30 seconds.
That’s it!! You’re done! Now stand back and enjoy!
And when we move, all I have to do is pull the ends of the 3 M command stickers and my address plaque will come off!