Over the summer, we swapped out the lights on our garage and added a pretty hanging basket of flowers. While we are continually smitten with the new lights, the flowers ran their course (pretty quickly!) and we were left with a big womp womp. We tried a few other flowers but our garage gets sun almost all day and it’s so high, it was a pain to water every day. So, we decided to swap out the flowers for an address plaque we DIYed. Here’s how we did it…
•House Numbers ( We chose these in aged brass for their modern traditional vibe–love them!)
• 8.5″ x 23.5″ Pine board
• 1/4″ thick trim pieces
• White exterior paint
• Black exterior paint
This is a really easy project that took a couple hours only due to drying time. First I painted the large board white and the trim pieces black. While it isn’t pictured, it’s a good idea to paint the front, back and sides with exterior paint for extra protection from the elements.
Once everything is dry, we attached the trim pieces with a nail gun, the numbers according to directions and secured the whole thing to the garage with two 3 inch screws right through the front.
We touched up the screws with white paint and you can’t even tell when you step back.
We have small gold house numbers against the siding right by our front door which have always been hard to see. We are in the process of replacing those (and our front door!!) too, but we love the addition of this plaque in plain view.
The fall colors are showing off big time right now, making everything look extra pretty. But through all seasons, I think that house numbers over flowers were the right move for us. The pizza guy doesn’t have to second guess he’s at the right house and the numbers also give a nice preview of the color scheme and style you can expect to find inside. We’d love to eventually add windows to our garage doors (I’ve seen some really good faux options) but little by little we couldn’t be happier with how things are shaping up.