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Carter Oosterhouse shows you how to create eye catching door numbers for his GMC Trade Secret.
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How to Create Eye-Catching House Numbers
Featured Pro: Carter Oosterhouse Category: Home Décor Time: 2:57
CARTER OOSTERHOUSE: Hey, I’m Carter Oosterhouse with your GMC Trade Secret.
Now, your house numbers should be visible from the street, and they do not have to be an eyesore. Let me show you how.
Now, there’s a huge variety of styles, stains, colors, and even finishes available for house numbers. And if you can’t find one that you like, well, you can always make your own. Now, I suggest using some numbers that will complement your trim, but also will contrast with the color of your house. So that way they’re easily visible from the street.
Now, I’m going to say that roughly around three- to four-inch numbers are a pretty good size. And remember, they don’t always have to be horizontal. They can be vertical, like this one, over this fantastic tile, and a wonderful frame around it. It looks pretty good. All right.
Now, this next one I really love, and I made it myself. The first thing I did was just purchased – this is a store-bought picture frame. You can see it has three individual spaces for pictures and, of course, the matte inside. And then you can see the cardboard that I actually spray-painted blue. And then I purchased – these are just store-bought numbers that are self-adhesive, so I was able to put them in each individual picture. This one looks great.
All right. Now, this one I really love, because it’s so inexpensive but makes a huge impact. Now, all I did was I got some contact paper. I had some scissors and a razor blade; basically just cut out these numbers, chose the font that I wanted, and then I placed them accordingly on this door and then basically just stuck them right on the door. It’s very European, don’t you think?
So this next number is by far the most creative one. Now, what I did is I’m basically making a mosaic here. I took some concrete or some mortar, put it into a tray. And, of course, before I let it set and get real hard, I started inlaying this tile, this beach glass here, which is a nice bold blue, and a green color for the number, which is 247. And then I took some older tile like this and I just crushed it up with a hammer, and now I’m simply placing it right around the number. I think this is going to look really nice. All right.
Now, this next one is very clean and architectural. I just basically bought some store-bought numbers. And what I did is I purchased these little one-inch spacers behind here, so the numbers are out about an inch from the wall of the house. And then you can see these little shadows behind each number. Now, that I would see on more of a contemporary or modern type of home.
Now, you can make your own house numbers out of anything you want. Just don’t let your house numbers be boring.
I’m Carter Oosterhouse, and that’s your GMC Trade Secret.