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DIY: Slate House Number

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member Designingmainstreet from the Su Casa group:

This weekend I made a house sign using a piece of slate. I started by measuring the letter height I wanted and then went online to find some stencil templates. I then pulled each of the letter and number stencils into a Word document using the margins to help guide me with the dimensions I wanted.
I spent about 5 minutes trimming the numbers out of the printed paper when it dawned on me: a piece of paper wouldn't hold up to spray paint. The paint would likely seep through the edges. Continue reading to learn about the rest of the project!
So I reprinted the image on half a folder, which was a little sturdier. Had this project been thought out in advance I may try to find something impermeable like a piece of mylar. I also would have purchased a hobby knife to make the cutting easier. After taping the stencil to the slate using painters tape, I applied two thin coats of white spray paint and let it rest about 30 minutes.
Finally, I removed the stencil before the paint was completely dry and hung our new addition by the back door.
If you want to see more photos of this project and other DIY projects, please visit my blog or follow me on Twitter!

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