How to update your house number

Want to know how to update your house number?  We have enjoyed experimenting with this as each season changes.

how to update your house number on recycled wood

You can update your house number for each season.

Many of you have responded to the previous posts in this series, so thank you for your thoughts.  If you are new to, I have given ideas of how you can update your house number in Fall and Winter.

I’ve enjoyed hearing how each of you have used these ideas and made them your own when updating your house number.  I would love to feature your pictures on my Pinterest page for Pink Tool Girl Super Stars.  If you have updated your house number, please take a picture and send it to us at

This installment shows how to use recycled wood to make your house number standout.

Any piece of recycled wood will do but make sure it is the shape and size that will fit your entrance, but also not too small to get lost or too large to take over the area.

I used a piece of wood that we removed from some interior demolition.  I thought it was a fun idea to use 100 year old wood that has never seen the outside of the house; now it is the first thing you see when you approach the house.


Paint the wood a great paint shade that will make your front door stand out.  I used Junk Monkey Paint from a local business, Sonia’s Shabby Chic, in Scottdale, PA.

junk monkey chalk paint


Stencil or purchase vinyl letters to fit on your piece of wood.  I have done both methods but for this example I used heat transfer letters that I cut on my Silhouette in yellow flock and I ironed them onto the wood.  It did stink for a few seconds but I was trying out the idea and it worked (which was totally awesome).

update your house number closeup

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Find a hook or nail that will help hold the wooden piece in place.  My friend introduced me to a siding hook which can handle the weight of a small piece of wood.  You can also use a nail or command strips.

house number on recycled wood

I hope that you continue to have fun finding ways to update your house number.  For more great ideas, check out our Pinterest page and remember to subscribe to to get your 20% off coupon for the GRAND OPENING of our Pink Tool Girl Boutique Opening Soon.


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