Every month some of my blogging friends and I participate in a DIY Challenge. We pick one item from Home Depot and we each have to create something using that…

Every month some of my blogging friends and I participate in a DIY Challenge. We pick one item from Home Depot and we each have to create something using that item. This month the chosen item was chain. I’ve been looking for a house number sign for some time now, but I couldn’t find anything with the rustic look I was going for. I decided to make my own using leftover wood from a broken whiskey barrel planter.

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I used 5 pieces of the leftover wood for the sign, and two more for the backing. I cut each piece to size using a miter box. I placed the two back pieces horizontally across and secured into place with nails.

upcycled house number sign, crafts, curb appeal, woodworking projects

It looked a little plain with just the house numbers so I added some metal pieces that had originally wrapped around the whiskey barrel planter. I cut these to size very carefully (the edges are sharp!) using industrial scissors. I attached those to the front of the sign with the original screws.

upcycled house number sign, crafts, curb appeal, woodworking projects

I used the chain as a hanger for my new house number sign. This whole project took only about an hour! Click the link below to see the full tutorial and the after photos!

To see more: http://thehoneycombhome.com/house-number-sign/