I made some modern house number stencils for my house, I thought you might want a set for yourself!
These are 4" tall numbers, in a Palms Springs-y, Neutra Face font. They look great. (contact me if you need a different font)
The adhesive backed, CAD cut vinyl stencil sticks directly to the curb giving you a cleaner result than a typical plastic stencil. The transfer paper that is included helps maintain the character spacing for things like the insides of the #8. No worrying if you've got it straight- it stays correctly aligned through your installation. Due to these stencils being made from decal sheet, they are 1 time use only.
_______________ The price listed is for ONE 4" digit. Please change the quantity for how many digits you need, then leave me a note on checkout with your house number. For example, if my house is # 1234, I need to order quantity 4, then leave a note saying "My house number is 1234". Easy Peasy. _______________
After I receive your order, I'll machine cut your number as a single sticker (not individual numbers), just as shown in the 2nd photograph. _____________________________ The above photos show the how-to. You'll need some good masking tape, 2 paint colors and a brush.
-Clean the curb of lose paint and dirt with the brush -Mask off the area to be painted your background color. I used Krylon Satin White. Paint with several light coats until covered. Let it completely dry. -Leave the outside masking tape on, and add your stencil sticker. Peel off the backing and stick the numbers (attached to the transfer paper) directly in your background square. -Remove the transfer paper by pulling it off the numbers at a 90deg angle. This will minimize the edges lifting. If they start to lift, stop pulling, press it back down, and resume. -Add more masking tape to make up and difference between your stencil and the background square. -Paint your number color in very light coats. This will minimize bleeding and allow the best result from your stencil. I used Rustoleum Satin Lagoon. -Once you have thorough coverage, let it dry completely. -Slowly peel away your masking tape and stencil to reveal your new numbers!