Adding a custom touch to the front of your home is really easy to do with this black and white damask print house numbers project. This design would look great on a front porch or even back patio space.
For this project, you will need:
– Unfinished wooden house numbering (available at craft supply stores)
– Medium or fine grit sandpaper
– Tack cloth or other similar type of soft cloth
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Gloss Black
– Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Finishing Spray
– Black and white damask print fabric
– Fabric marking pen
– Fabric scissors
– Sponge brush
– Mod Podge or other decoupage medium
– Popsicle stick
– Damp cloth
– Newspaper and/or a large drop cloth
Cover the area where you will be working with sheets of newspaper and/or a large sized drop cloth. Carefully sand each of the unfinished wooden house numbering pieces with a sheet of medium or fine grit sandpaper. Wipe down the wood numbers with a tack cloth or other similar type of soft cloth.
Lay the numbers down flat. Prime both sides of each number using Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White. Dry for three to four hours. Paint each number using Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Gloss Black. Set for thirty minutes, apply a second coat of black paint, and dry overnight.
Place a piece of black and white damask print fabric flat on the workspace. Use a ruler and fabric marking pen to determine the exact amount of fabric needed to wrap around each wooden number and have a half inch of overlap on the back. Cut out this piece from the fabric using fabric scissors. Repeat this step for each remaining house number piece.
Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge or other decoupage medium to the back of the damask print fabric. Adhere the fabric to the wooden numbers. Trim any additional fabric with scissors, if needed. Smooth the fabric with a popsicle stick to prevent any wrinkling or bubbling in the piece. Wipe away any excess glue on the fabric with a damp cloth. Allow the glue to dry overnight before hanging, as desired.
TIP: This project also works well on unfinished alphabet lettering. Consider creating a word in this same fashion to hang on an interior wall in your home. (Examples: Dream, Love, Peace, etc.)