House Number Sign

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We had our house sided a few years ago and couldn't decide on a house number and where to put it. I really didnt want to nail anything into the siding. I recreated a project I saw on Pinterest and painted our house number (17) on a large clay flower pot and then stacked 2 other smaller clay pots on top. Every Spring I add new flowers, etc. I love it! But I recently saw another idea on Pinterest and decided to add another #17 to our house!
So this is the sign I saw. Thank you!
This WAS a step stool....I didn't take a before pic. I got it at the local Good Will Store for free! In this picture, it's missing the 3 slats of wood that were the top of the step, that I used for my sign.
I sanded the 3 pieces of wood with a hand sander and stained them.
I used Minwax 'Early American Wood Finish' that I bought at Walmart for less than $3.
After drying, I laid them out this way. I took one of the other pieces of the stool (it was one of the legs of it) and sawed a piece in half to nail to the back of the 'sign' to keep all 3 pieces together.
I know they are not perfect in size, but I thought it added character to it!
I used small three 1 inch nails in each piece as you can see from this photo. I then added picture hooks that I had in the house. Both the nails and hooks I originally bought at Home Depot for less than $10 (when you buy a pack that has mutiple picture hooks in it).
So for about 2 weeks I bought and returned different size wood, and metal numbers. My original thought was to just have the 2 numbers...maybe an an "S" for our last name...but I couldn't find what I wanted. Until...earlier this week, I stopped Hobby Lobby to buy wooden numbers I saw ealier....and instead I found this metal 'Welcome' sign and these white metal numbers! They were less than $3 each and the Welcome sign was under $5. I went back and forth on how to lay them some opinions from friends and family members and ultimately decided on putting them together the way it is in this photo! I used 2 1/2 inch screws to secure the numbers and drilled 2 small holes into the Welcome sign and then used 2 small nails (the kind you use on the back of picture frames). I also used twine that I purchased at AC Moore for less than $6.
And here is the finished product!
I love the way it turned out!
I realized after I made the sign, that I had purchased this 'Welcome' sign at Hobby Lobby a few weeks prior! It's metal as well. This is in our foyer when you in through the front door.
Have a wonderful DIY day!

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