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.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]
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