Step Up the Curb Appeal with a New House Number Sign!
I purchased several cabinet doors at my local ReStore for $1.00 each. They have all shapes and sizes, and each one that I purchased will be used in some nifty projects I have planned. First, I want to make a house number sign with a cabinet door that would be the perfect welcome for guests and visitors! I made mine so that I can move it about until I pick the exact location (because I change my mind constantly) using spray painted shelf brackets. In the photos, my actual address is not shown for obvious reasons but I did add a “name” in one photo as well as an address in another. I plan on using my Silhouette Cameo and outdoor vinyl to create the house number, street name, and establishment date! Using stencils to create the “message” on the sign would be perfect, also.
Anyway, I thought this door would be perfect for my project…
I removed the hardware (and saved it!), then thoroughly sanded the door. I used my Kreg jig to drill pocket holes along the sides of the door to connect the legs.
I cut a couple of 2x2s (actually from a 2×4 I ripped in half!) and thoroughly sanded them, also. These will become the posts for the sign, and I added a couple of finials to the tops which I forgot to take photos of! I secured the posts to each side of the door using 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws, then filled the holes with Dry Dex.
I primed the entire piece using Bullseye Primer and my new paint sprayer – it makes finishing ultra quick! I painted the piece using Dutch Boy Exterior Paint in White Oak, and the frame around the center panel using Behr Exterior paint in Mermaid Treasure.
I was lucky enough that the spray paint I used on the feet (Rust-Oleum 2x Ultra Cover in Seaside) matched perfectly! I then sealed the entire project (except the feet) using Rust-Oleum’s Spar Varnish in Satin. I want to make sure this project will last awhile!
How cool is this? In the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing how to build another house number sign with a different type of door as well as a few other cabinet door projects.
It was so easy to make a house number sign with a cabinet door. I love how it came out and it has held up beautifully in the weather. Got any ideas for other projects using cabinet doors?
Originally posted 2013-08-29 08:00:33.