Anthropologie Inspired House Number Plaque

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Today’s post is sponsored by the lovely folks at Plaid paints!
As I was browsing the products out there for jazzing up my house opening I saw these…


Aren’t they lovely. But, as these are from Anthropologie they are faaarrrr outside of my budget!
So, I figured out what I loved about them and came up with my own version, a house number plaque…

How cute is that?
You want one of your own?
Why, it will cost you $1 for each number and $4 for the wood.
Oh, and some Plaid Outdoor paint in the colors you want.
Can you handle that cost? It’s so much better then Anthro’s prices…isn’t it!

This is the fabulous set of paints that Plaid sent me.
It was the perfect thing for the job…loved it!!
I’ve almost used it up and will most certainly be out to get more!

You will need a wooden plaque large enough to hold as many numbers as you need.
You will need your numbers…doh!
And paint.
Ignore the little people, I had a brilliant idea that wasn’t so brilliant.

Paint your plaque white.
I recommend this color from Plaid it is nice and bright!


The laisy daisy designs and color is what I liked best about Anthro’s version.
I tried to do some random designs along with some patterns.
But, I made sure to use color! That kit from Plaid got put to good use, I tell you!

This glittery red from Martha Stewart is great for the numbers!
I wanted a bit of sparkle for them and this paint did the trick!

Attach those numbers onto the dried plaque and walah…
(note: you may need to change out the nails given with the letters with shorter ones)

I’m loving this on my house! And I am loving saving money…yes please!


Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Claire @ Polkadot~pretties

    April 29, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Love this project!!!!!
    I currently have a Crafty linky party going on, i would love you to link this project up !!!
    Claire xox

  2. Marilyn

    April 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

    This is gorgeous!!!! LOVE It way more than your inspirational pieces!

  3. Katie @ Quality Cheap Home

    April 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I really like the plaque. You inspired me to add something different to our outside, maybe even the mailbox. Knock-offs are always better than the real thing I think. Then it’s yours and for a fraction of the cost!

  4. Ashley S

    April 25, 2012 at 9:15 am

    that is so cute and colorful. definitely one of a kind. you done a great job!

  5. Laura Beth

    April 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I love it! What a creative pop to welcome all of your guests :o)

  6. {Adventuresindinner}

    April 24, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Ok, that is cuter than anything should be allowed to be!

  7. Shannon Fox

    April 24, 2012 at 9:54 am

    It sure turned out cute! And we know you saved a bundle ;) Love all the colors in that paint set. Awesome!!

  8. faithfilledcc

    April 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Sweeeet, it’s B E A U T I F U L !!! Love it!! ;-)

  9. Inspire Me Heather

    April 24, 2012 at 8:13 am

    That looks great – nice job!

  10. Bella

    April 24, 2012 at 7:56 am

    So fun and bright and I love that you used a sparkly paint for the numbers! Gives it that extra pop.

  11. cassie

    April 24, 2012 at 7:50 am

    it looks so cute and colorful and totally suits you!

  12. Bonnie and trish @ Uncommon

    April 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

    LOVE it!!! The red sparkle is perfect! :)

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