Paint Your Planters: Cheap House Numbers

Paint Your Planters: Cheap House Numbers

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Sarah Rae Smith
Mar 30, 2011

With Spring in the air many homeowners are turning their attention to their porches and front yards. Over the years we've talked about stylish house number options, but nothing gives your wallet a break like this DIY painted option from Martha Stewart!

Martha Stewart suggests this simple idea to paint your house numbers on a planter with the benefits of a little variation in your neighborhood and a way to keep costs down. This method allows you to choose not only the planter you'll be using, but the font or style of number you'll use to adorn your porch.

Before painting a planter of any sort, I suggest priming the area you'll be painting — or at a minimum, sealing things at the end of the job. I highly suggest using a paint intended for outdoor use (spray paint can be your friend) and making sure all edges are sealed when you add a final coat to prevent moisture from finding its way in! This solution is a simply way to make a big impact for less, giving you more money left over to spend on plants or other projects around the home.

Image: Martha Stewart

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