This weekend my sister and I went to the antique mall to look around. We passed by some fun looking wooden painted numbers that I instantly thought would be great to have in the master bedroom to signify an anniversary date. I dug through the tub and couldn’t find all numbers that I needed. Then the idea came to me to try and make my own numbers so we stopped at Michaels on the way home and grabbed everything I needed.
The numbers at the antique mall were $8.00 each and I snagged these numbers at Michaels for $2.99 (I had a 20% off coupon too which made it an even better deal). They also had the already stained wall plaque and the fun coral paint show below.
I almost didn’t paint the numbers, we all know how much I love the color white, they already looked so much fun.
But I have a light pink/coral accent color going on in my master bedroom and wanted to draw from that with the sign. So I painted the tops and bottoms of the numbers with this color.
Then I laid the numbers down on the wooden plaque to figure out the spacing…
… then grabbed the wood glue and glued the numbers down where I liked them.
The sign looked awesome but it needed something in between the numbers so I grabbed a sponge brush and a dab of white paint I already had…
… and added a dot between the month, day and year.
Then last but not least I added the “established” abbreviation along the side. I almost left it as is but wanted to add that one last detail to complete the look.
It looks so great and adds a little more personality to the room.
I love how it looks above my door and how well it goes in my master bedroom now.
I am the worlds slowest decorator but I love the hunt of finding “treasures” while out thrifting or antiquing. Love my arrows above the bed? I found those at an antique mall. And those mirrors? Garage sale, $5.00! The lamps? Oh, those were remade and shared on my DIY ruffled lamp shade post earlier this year. Up next are the curtains. I’ll probably use my metal homemade curtain rods again but first I need to find the panels in the perfect color…
Do you like garage sales, thrift stores or antique malls?