I asked on Instagram if my followers wanted to see some curb appeal projects for winter. Despite dreary weather, less sunlight and many barren trees, your home can still look welcoming & inviting- even in the middle of winter! This is especially important if you’re planning to sell your home during the winter months! The first project I’m sharing is how to install modern floating house numbers.
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Swapping out old house numbers or adding a personalized sign is a great way to add some character to a porch area. For this project, I created I personalized plaque to display by the front door at the Garage Airbnb. Modern House Numbers not only offers modern house numbers, but they also offer personalized address plaques in various shapes & sizes.
I’ve always been apprehensive of installing these types of numbers because I thought the install would be very difficult. You may remember I used modern house numbers for my DIY lamp post makeover, but I hired my handyman to install them. For this project, I wanted to do the install myself, & it wasn’t near as bad as I thought!
- Template (should be provided)
- Level (I used a wall-mount laser level & a handheld level)
- Adhesive (I started with Loctite Power Grab but the drying time is too long, so I switched to JB Weld Epoxy)
- Mounting hardware (provided)
- Rubber mallet
- Drill & 11/64″ drill bit
- Painters tape
- Address plaque or modern house numbers
Using the template provided and painters tape, hang the template in the exact spot you want the house numbers or plaque to hang.
Mark The Holes On The Siding To Drill
After you have taped the template in place, use a pin to mark the spot on the wall where you will drill the hole. There should be drill hole spots on the template to indicate where to drill.
Make Sure Holes Are Level
I used my wall mount laser level to insure that all of the holes were level and exactly where they needed to be before I drilled.
Apply Epoxy Adhesive
Using just a dab of epoxy, apply to bottom of stud. Place the epoxied end in the stud crevice. Lightly tap with a rubber mallet to make sure it’s fully set. Repeat for each stud. Use the handheld level to make sure each stud is level. Let set for at least 5 minutes before proceeding to the next step.
Install Spacers To The Back Of The Floating House Numbers
Once the studs are dry & secure in place, slide the provided spacers over each stud. The spacers are what give the plaque or numbers a floating appearance.
Drill Holes In Wood Siding
Before I actually drilled, I did a dry fit. I placed the plaque over the taped template to make sure the holes lined up. Then I used a drill with an 11/64″ drill bit. Depending on the surface you’re drilling into or the brand of the product, the drill bit size may need to vary.
Install The Floating House Numbers or Address Plaque
Since I chose a sand blasted finish, I used my rubber mallet and an old washcloth to apply some gentle pressure. Focus on hammering at each of the mounting studs so that they slide into the drilled holes. Don’t use a hammer or even a rubber mallet without some kind of barrier like a washcloth to prevent any damage to the finish. The only visible part of the hardware should be the spacer behind the plaque.
The finished product looks so good! It’s a great way to welcome guests to the Garage Airbnb! New house numbers or a personalized address plaque are also fairly easy updates to add to your home that’s affordable & charming!
With the holidays approaching, I thought my readers might enjoy their own Modern House Numbers or custom address plaque! Imagine giving the new homeowners, the newlyweds a fun, personalized gift! Or celebrate your Airbnb business with a custom welcome plaque! I’ve teamed up with Modern House Numbers to give away TWO $100 gift certificates to spend in their online store!
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