Post # 1
Soooo, I have been obsessed with these table numbers since I saw this picture on Pinterest
And I decided I had to have them. I looked at them on etsy etc, already made and for about 20 tables I was looking at over $100.
So I decided to DIY them.
I have been purchasing numbers at Michaels since the summer using my 40% off coupons, they work out to be about $2 a number. I only have like… 7 numbers so far lol
I found a number 4 and a number 7 at value village and got both for 50 cents! And then my TERRIBLE lovely dog ATE the 7.
Anyways, I had the paint out this week because Fiance have been very busy painting/DIYing over the holidays and I decided to start my numbers.
I painted them with something my Fiance called BIN (sp?). Its used kinda like primer. Covers knots in wood and what-knot (haaa… I’m hilarious).
I was using a drop sheet to paint on… and then noticed dozens of dog hairs sticking to my numbers… so I had to break out a garbage bag.
I used 2 coats of BIN and then broke out the gold paint. I used gold vs silver because I am using mirror bases under our short centerpieces and thought that since the mirror is already silvery to use gold. Also, we are using a lot of candlelight at our dark venue and gold looks so pretty with candlelight.
Here’s where I got really frustrated. I bought really cheap gold paint from the dollar store. I literally had to put about 10 coats of paint on each number to get them to look good.
I am totally getting better paint to finish the rest of the numbers (I still have to do another 28 🙁 boooo )
They look much prettier when they are not sitting on a black garbage bag….
Post # 3
Those are fantastic. I love DIYing (everything!!)
Nice work! They will look great on a table!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Cool numbers!!!! And the paint job looks fantastic, even if it was a pain!
Post # 5
@Sunnyday278: Thank you! My hands were covered in paint. LOL
Thanks! I can’t wait til I get to see these babies on the tables
Post # 6
You did a great job! They will lgreat rally good on your tables.
Post # 7
I love wooden table numbers. You did an excellent job.
Post # 9
I love this and I will most likely steal it (haha). I do alot of house painting and one thing I have learned is never get the cheap paint, expensive paint is expensive for a reason, always splurge on good paint and good brushes…:)
Post # 10
I looove these! I wanted to do something similar but like you, I wasn’t willing to shell out for the etsy ones, and I didn’t have the time or patience to make my own. Yours look fantastic!
Post # 11
That’s what I’m doing! I have to glue stands to the numbers though. Like you i found these numbers on Etsy. I am pretty craft incompetatnt so it will hopefully be pretty simple.
Post # 12
@Khalessi3: Lesson learned.
I think the cheapest I found to buy was $100… these numbers are about $2.25 each x 35 numbers (22 tables I believe) = about $75….. a little cheaper and this way I know they are the right colour etc
Also, I am hoping someone wants to buy them when I’m done with them.
I am thinking I might try and lean mine like in the pic (somehow attach the double digit number together) or I was thinking I might try and glue them to soup can lids (?)… not sure, I have lots of time to work out logistics tho