This week I painted curb numbers at my house. I thought it would be fun to make a stencil that could be reused after the numbers wear off. For the stencil material I used plastic quilt template sheeting that’s available at Jo-Ann fabrics for about $1.50 a sheet.
I downloaded the number stencils off the internet for free. The ones I used were from this page on About.com. I resized them to 3.5 inches high.
I printed the numbers and traced them onto the template using a felt tip marker. I cut out the numbers with a craft knife and scissors.
Next came painting. I chose white numbers on black because I think they show up better at night. My biggest tip is to do this on a still day, as the wind can interfere as you’ll see in my video of me doing this project:
Here is the final result, after just a bit of touch up with a black Sharpie:
I stumbled across this information on Yahoo! Answers about the numerology of addresses and found it interesting:
What does your house number mean?
For example, if you live at 193, add together 1+9+3 = 13 = 1+3 =4 (your numerology house number) If it’s already a single digit such as 6, there is of course no need to do any sums.
Once you’ve worked out your house number find out what it reveals in the descriptions below:-
This house provides a stimulating place for creativity and enterprise.Individuals living here may be inclined to start their own business and would probably find success working from home.
This house is ideal for kind, charming people. They enjoy socializing and would love having friends over for dinner. A soft simple interior with pastel walls and furnishing would enhance the peaceful atmosphere
This is a happy house that encourages celebration. It’s ideal for large families or those with lots of friends. Comfortable and beautiful it can may bring out the need for extravagance of its inhabitants.