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I saw this idea in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens in early 2008. My mother-in-law asked if I could paint her house numbers on her door and I decided to add them to mine as well. I love how it turned out!

To see the inspiration and results, click here:
http://itsthelittlethingsthatmakeahouseahome.blogspot.com/2009/02/house-numbers.html
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6456 wrote:
Where do you get stencils like this?
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Jeanmarie Danieu
Decals are available on my website: http://jeand.uppercaseliving.net/Home.m
You can create your own by going to "MyDesign Suite" on my site. Here you can choose the font and color that best suits your needs. Uppercase Living is a company that produces beautiful decorative vinyl expressions. See example below—click on image. If you have questions please don't hesitate to call me.
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dhuwer
You can do it yourself with a Cricut machine and vinyl.
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denicarter wrote:
What is the brand and paint name of this red door?
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Catherine Fenlon

how tall are the numbers? in inches please? thanks!


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Jeanmarie Danieu

Hi Catherine! This is not my photo but the center space on a door is typically about 6 inches in height. I have designed several vinyl house numbers for customers and I usually go with 5 inch numbers. It also depends on the width of your door, the house number and the font. If you need more help: jean928@verizon.net

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Lake Ontario Living wrote:
Door Numbers - Did you hand-paint or are those vinyl applied numbers? If vinyl, where did you order? If not, you have a very steady hand! Thanks, Ron
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Jeanmarie Danieu
Decals are available on my website: http://jeand.uppercaseliving.net/Home.m
You can create your own by going to "MyDesign Suite" on my site. Here you can choose the font and color that best suits your needs. Uppercase Living is a company that produces beautiful decorative vinyl expressions. See example below—click on image. If you have questions please don't hesitate to call me.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kathryn added this to Make an Immediate Impression with a Great Front Door
Do you want people to be able to see that your house is yours as soon as they pass by it? Putting your number on the front door is the best way to do that. Choose an interesting font against a boldly-colored door and you've got a front entrance that really says something.
Janell Beals - House of Fifty added this to Painted Front Doors With Personality To Spare
And finally, sometimes a door can become the signature of the home and its owner. When I saw this image of the warm red door, with its unique number detailing, I immediately recognized it to be Karla's door of 'It's the little things that make a house a home'. She is certainly right...
Scheer & Co. Interior Design added this to How to Jazz Up a Solid-Front Door
Glossy red door + stylish typographic door numbers = high design without a huge financial commitment.
Lisa Frederick added this to The Sum and Substance of House Numbers
Are they easy to see from the street? This isn't just a consideration for dinner party guests — first responders need to be able to spot the numbers right away in an emergency. Some cities even have codes that dictate how large numbers must be; check whether this is the case where you live.Step outside and study your house from the street to check how well the numbers show up. Is the font clear and readable? Do you need a bigger size or more visual weight? If your home is set back from the curb, numbers on a mailbox or post close to the road will probably work better than numbers hung above the door.

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gaylanwa added this to Kitchen Ideas
Need to paint the inside of our hallway door. Include a "travel safe" message.

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