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DIY Mid-Century Modern Address Plaque

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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.

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Materials you’ll need:
1 piece of light-colored flooring
Wood plank (or similar backing for flooring panel)
Address number plates
Drill

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Comments

  1. Stopping by from Flaunt it Friday. Great idea in using a floor plank. Heading to Home Depot tomorrow morning and definitely hitting the flooring section. Thanks for sharing!

  2. :) Thanks!! Glad you like it!

  3. I LOVE this! Such a great and modern look. I’ll have to try it! Definitely a boost to the curb appeal :)

  4. Really pretty!

  5. Thanks for partying with me at Flaunt it Friday! This turned out so great! Where did you get these cool numbers?

  6. Hey Kate!! I got them at Home Depot!!!

  7. This is so classy and modern, love it.

  8. I like the way this turned out! I have those numbers for my house, but I never thought of mounting them on wood (or laminate)! Great idea!

  9. Awesome! I love this! I am always looking for guest bloggers on my website Blissful and Domestic. My blog is about creating a beautiful life on less and this post fits right in with that :) Check out my blog and see if it would be a good fit for you. I’d love to have you!

    Danielle@ Blissful and Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com
    blissful_and_domestic@yahoo.com

  10. Laminate flooring is such a clever idea! Great post… can’t wait until we’re done fixing up the inside of our house and can move on to the outside… *sigh*

  11. Very cool! It looks so fresh and modern.

  12. This looks great, love the light wood and modern numbers. My house is in need of a new address plate, thanks for the idea.

  13. I absolutely love modern house numbers. I’m thinking about doing this on my own house! I’d love it if you’d link up to my Look for Less Design Challenge. By linking up, you’re entered to win a $60 Target Giftcard too! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/07/diy-x-leg-ottoman.html

  14. You’ve inspired me! I would love to do this for my own house. Love it!!

  15. Love how this turned out. Pinning! Would love to have you link up at the DIY’ers! http://biggerthanthethreeofus.com/the-diyers-9/

  16. Love this! I wouldn’t have thought to use flooring, great idea. I love the numbers!

  17. Using the laminate flooring is brilliant, love it!

  18. I love the use of flooring to make this beautiful address plaque.

  19. Love these! So classic & clean!

  20. Congrats! You are featured on this week’s Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/07/do-tell-tuesday-34.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

  21. This is so pretty, I love the numbers and that it is DIY. Stopping in to let you know I am featuring your house numbers tomorow on my P3 Feature Post! Thaks for pinning!

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