New House Numbers

New House Numbers

As part of our labor day weekend bonanza of projects, Rob and I finally completed our house number plaque. Yay!

Number Plaque

After purchasing the numbers at home depot, we were inspired to build a plexi-glass plaque after seeing this blog post on Apartment Therapy about etsy seller Modplexi making mod address plaques from similarly-styled numbers on a plexi-glass plaques. But $125 was not in our house number budget. We had already spent about $20 on the numbers at Home Depot and with an additional $15.00 we finished the project up. I bought an 8″ x 18″ piece of 1/4″ thick plexi from a local glass company. We painted the reverse of the glass the same brilliant turquoise that we painted our door (Emerald Coast by Behr) and devised a float-mounting system using some bolts and nuts (since the included hardware wouldn’t work for our purposes).


4 replies
  1. Barbara
    Barbara says:

    I LOVE this! I am going to ‘borrow’ the concept, if that is ok :). Did you have to do any prep to the plexiglass before you painted? My siding is about the same shade of gray, but I am going with a raspberry color for the door and plaque. I have peeked at some of your other photos and they are great! Thanks for sharing! Barbara

  2. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    Also wanted to add in response to the above question (I emailed Barbara, but in case anyone else comes here with the same question), that I didn’t do any other prep to the plexi. Just painted it. I drilled the holes for the screws before I painted. (And the plexi sort of melts from the heat of the drill, so it’s a good job to do on newspaper or outdoors.)

  3. Sandee
    Sandee says:

    Wow! Found your pin and almost fell over! We also got the #’s from HD and could not find a way to secure them to the brick! This has solved our problem but has created another WHAT COLOR am I going to paint the plexiglas! ? Did you buy the 5″ #’s as we did. Thank you so much for the great idea on my way to the glass store:)

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