DIY House Number Sign For BIG Curb Appeal

As I shared last week , updating our exterior has been on my mind a lot. I got a plan and now today, I’m sharing how to make a DIY House Number Sign that has a cute planter and some modern metal vertical numbers. This sign was super easy to build and really completed the big empty space on the side of our door.

We never liked how the previous numbers were faded and sitting above the garage, so this was on our ‘to-do’ list for a long time. When I worked a fun exterior project for Home Depot’s DIY Challenge a couple weeks ago (to be shared in a couple weeks), I knew I needed something simple but with character. This number sign fit the bill!


I love the style of these numbers and I found them at Home Depot (they totally remind me of something I’d find at Anthro)!


So here is the tutorial…

Tools Needed:

Circular saw

Cordless Brad Nailer (or pneumatic nail gun)

Cordless Drill

Rubber mallet

Measuring tape

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1/4″ twist drill bit

3/16″ twist drill bit

9/64″ twist drill bit

3/16″ masonry drill bit

1/4″ hex bit

220 grit sandpaper

Shopping List:

1- 1×12 @ 6′

1- 1×6 cedar @ 6′

1 box 1 1/4″ nails, 18 gauge

1 box 1/4″ concrete anchor screws, 2 1/2″ long

4- 5″ metal numbers with mounting screws

Wood filler (exterior)

Wood glue (exterior)

Clear silicone caulk

Minwax Oil Based Wood Stain- Special Walnut

Thompson’s Timber Oil- Natural

Cut List:

1- 1×12 @ 34″

1- 1×6 cedar @ 11 1/4″

2- 1×6 cedar @ 4″

1- 1×6 cedar (ripped down to 4″ wide) @ 9 3/4″

4- 1×1 square piece of wood

Here are the step-by-step instructions via video!

What do you think? Such a fun and easy update, right?


We love it and when we paint the house white, it will really pop. Next up… wrapping the columns in stained wood!


To see how I further updated our home’s exterior look below.

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