dog-eared fence post. (I got mine at home depot)
base paint (I just used the light gray we used in out kitchen)
acrylic paint (I used a tiffany blue I got at Joanns with a coupon $.48)
stecnil of some sort for numbers
Let the paint dry. Next, using your measuring tape and a pencil make small marks for each inch and slightly bigger for each ft. As you can see from the picture below I started my number one 6 inches from the bottom of the board. This allows me to mount in on the wall six inches from the ground. That way it ends up a couple inches above my baseboards making it easier to mount. Feel free to do what you like. I had one friend start her number one at the bottom because her son was already 6ft and he wasn't finished growing.
If you have a fun stencil making machine use that, if not here is the way I did my numbers; I went on to microsoft word and using the "stencil" font I printed out numbers that were about 3 to 4 inches tall. I then got a piece of carbon paper (office max) and put the black side down, touching the wood. Then I took my stencil number paper and placed it on top of the carbon paper. Using a pen I outlined the number, pulled the papers off, and ta da, a perfect number outline. Pretty cool, huh?! (You can use this technique on all sorts of projects)
Next grab your acrylic paint of choice and paint your numbers. Once everything is finished to give an aged look you can use gel stain or a dark brown acrylic paint. Put some paint on a plate and then using a scrunched up paper towel or cloth dab some paint on and then blot some off on a scrap paper and then blot it onto your wood. Make sure to get edges and go over the numbers a little if you want to. Every couple of blots wipe with the clean side of the paper towel or cloth. This will help if you feel it went on too dark. When you have finished that do a light sanding job along the sides and very slightly on the front.
Then just mount that and enjoy. Here is another one Becca (fellow blogger) did. The possibilities are endless. HAPPY CRAFTING!
*Adapted from www.thepinningmama.com*