Shutter With Your House Number

Hello Over The Big Moon readers! I am excited to be here for my first time as a contributor for Pam and Lisa! My name is Amanda and I blog alongside my husband, Spencer, over at The Contractor Chronicles. We love to share our love of tools, our projects and stories of our house remodel. Today I wanted to share a fun and simple project anyone can make for their home – a shutter with your house number!

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I started by buying a couple of 1x4x8 at Home Depot and cut them down using my Ryobi miter saw. You will need (4) four pieces cut at 30″ and (2) two at 14.5″.

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I decided that I wanted my cross pieces to be about two inches from the top and the bottom. I used wood glue and glued the back of each piece…

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… then I used my Ryobi Airstrike Nail Gun and nailed the cross piece into each of the longer pieces. I nailed it in at least twice on each board – sometimes I felt I needed one more nail!

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And then the building was done!!

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At first I decided that I wanted to stain it cherry, so I did but then I changed my mind and decided to paint it instead! I used DecoArt Chalk Paint in Relic.

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When the paint was dry I used my cornercat and sanded it down a bit to rough it up.

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I then used the cream wax to protect the whole piece. Since I knew it was going outside, I used a couple coats to protect it against the elements.

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I used the house numbers I bought at home depot…

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… and screwed them on.

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I flipped my shutter over and screwed in two screws a few inches apart. Make sure you do this over the cross board so you don’t screw through the front of your shutter.

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I wrapped wire inbetween the screws and then I tightened the screws up. Now it’s ready to hang up.

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Last fall my husband drilled some anchors into our brick so I simply hung it up on the anchor that was already by our front door.

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I love it!! It is rustic and darling perfect for the space!

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Thanks so much for having me today and please stop by and say hello and see what other projects we have been working on!

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