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DIY Address Marker

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Completed Address Marker

Our address marker used to be on our front door. Our front door used to be windowless. I decided to change out that door, and with it, the address marker. We went for a while without any way of identifying our house other than the mailbox, which really didn’t have numbers either! I then finally decided to make my own.

DIY Address Marker

Materials:

Permanent Marker
Shatter resistant plates
Plate hanger
Duct tape

I ran to my local craft store and found a plate hanger half off. Then I ran to my local big box retailer and found 3 of these red plates on clearance (SCORE)!

I proceeded to print out the numbers I needed, placed the number behind the plate, then held the plate up to light. It is amazing how these things are just like vellum, you can see right through to the number below!

I simply traced with my big fat marker. If you mess up, use rubbing alcohol to remove the marker and start over. Once you have your first number and you are happy with it, let it dry while working on the rest of your numbers.

You could stick the plates in a oven at 350º for 30 minutes, but mine seem to be holding up to the weather just fine.

Hang your plate hanger where you think best, place your cooled plates onto the hanger. Now, take it from me, you don’t want to be picking up a thousand little shards of plate out of your flower bed – duct tape the back of the plate to your plate hanger.

Completed Address Marker

Completed Address Marker

And in about 30 minutes you have an easy DIY address marker!

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A Place to Hang Your Hat

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Hook Rack completed

We have this problem: hats. Too many of them just tossed in the entry closet. There comes a time when we can’t find the hat we are looking for. I need a place to hang your hat. A place to hang your purse if you ever come to visit. A hook rack would be the best solution but they retail $40. That’s too much money for a simple piece of wood and some hooks. I bet I could make one.

I like reclaimed wood. I guess I am sort of an addict. I mean my shoe cabinet, my old tub surround, and even my laundry room don it. So I suppose it isn’t too surprising to hear that I want to make a hook rack for a place to hang your hat out of pallet wood.

Entry way mirror area

Entry way mirror area

The rack is probably the EASIEST thing I could have made! Simply found a piece of reclaimed wood laying in the garage long enough for my needs. I then secured a couple hooks to it. Then the hardest thing – making sure it was level while screwing it to the paneling. I let the hubby do that because I didn’t want the repercussions of messing it up! ! Something that retails for $40 cost me $10!

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Hung, happy and ready to carry the load!

Hook Rack completed

Hook Rack completed

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