(Closed) Wooden Table Numbers – Paint or Stain?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: How should I finish the wooden table numbers
    Paint them Ivory : (25 votes)
    64 %
    Stain them : (8 votes)
    21 %
    Use clear varnish : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would probably leave them as is, they’re pretty thick and I think even with spray paint it may be hard to get in all the corners. 

    I wouldn’t even stain them, but I tend to like natural woods over anything 🙂

    Good luck!

    Post # 4
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    207 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

    I like the idea of painting them ivory, especially as you say there is lots of gold in your centrepieces. The raw wood looks a little gold-coloured, so I wonder if they might end up blending in too much if you leave them as is?

    Post # 6
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    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Is it safe to assume your talecloths are teal?  If not, I would paint the numbers teal. If so, I think the ivory paint.

    Post # 7
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would leave them the way they are and then resell them. They look good like that, and what else can you do with a bunch of painted numbers after the wedding? lol.

    Hope you didn’t pay too too much for them…they look exactly like mine…and I paid 1.25 for each number at Ben Franklin Crafts.

    Post # 8
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    5761 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’d do a mockup of how your tables will be and see what you think. I’d personally paint them as they look a bit rustic as they are, and if resold, anyone can easily repaint them to match whatever color they need.

    Post # 10
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    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i like the idea of clear varnish

    Post # 11
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    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Hi! If your wedding has already passed, would you be willing to sell your wooden numbers to me? If you are, what are the dimensions of each piece, and how much are you willing to let them go for? You can email me at [email protected]

    Thanks!!!

    – Justine

    Post # 12
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    2158 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I thnk the ivory would look best.  Leaving it natural gives a bit of a woodsy feel, to me, which wouldn’t necessarily match your theme.

    Post # 13
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    1 posts
    Wannabee

    Would you still happen to have these numbers? Willing to sell?

    Post # 14
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’d paint them ivory.  Also, just as an idea..after the wedding you could totally take the numbers and make mantle art 🙂 w/your wedding date.

     

    Oh, your wedding looks like it has already passed.  O.o Hahahaa

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