Hi, new friends! I’m Olivia from DIY Mother! I originally got in touch with Kristy after I saw her fabulous pineapple foyer; seriously though, how unique is that? I’m considering doing a stamped fruit accent wall in my dining room.
Anyway, I’m sharing a little DIY project with you all today because it was easy, quick, and added a lot more appeal to our front porch. It’s a mid-century modern style address plaque. I was inspired when I saw this picture on Houzz. I thought the numbers looked good, but it wouldn’t work against our grey-ish brick house. So I decided to make a plaque to put the numbers on.
I was originally going to use some wood (stain it dark, seal it, etc.) but then I came across some light-colored laminate flooring on clearance at the hardware store and figured it would be perfect for this project since light, grainy wood was so popular in the 50’s.
Materials you’ll need:
1 piece of light-colored flooring
Wood plank (or similar backing for flooring panel)
Address number plates
First, I cut my piece of laminate flooring to size; it ended up being about 36 inches long by the time I was done “perfecting” the edges.
I had a leftover wood scrap from another project, so I decided to use that as a backing for my plate. I attached it to the back of the laminate plank by nailing it together. You could also use Liquid Nails, if you want!
Once your two boards are attached to one another, start working on your numbers. There were no instructions on the box, so I had to figure it out for myself. You have to drill holes into your board first, screw the screws into the numbers, and then gently press them into the holes you already made. Easy enough.
I wasn’t super mathematical about lining the numbers up, I eyeball’d it and I think it turned out just fine. If you decide to do this, just know that you have to get a masonry drill bit to drill it into brick. Here’s the finished look. Have you upgraded your front porch lately? This was pretty painless, and only cost about 25 dollars after everything was said and done.
Thank you for featuring me!