DIY Address Post

DIY address post

It all started when our mailman delivered my textbooks to the house across the street. We quickly realized we needed to put address numbers somewhere on our property, but attaching them to the house isn’t a perfect fix since it sits back so far from the road. We decided to do something at the corner of our front yard that meets the driveway. It previously showcased a barrel planter that we may have let get overrun with grass and weeds…
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Doesn’t exactly say, “Welcome to our farmhouse” does it?

What You’ll Need

I loved the idea of an address post planter, so we set off to get our materials. We began by digging a hole for our post and setting it in concrete (sorry, I spaced and didn’t take photos of this part!). I chose dark bronze numbers and a medium brown stain for this project.

After a quick coat of stain, we realized we hadn’t made the best decision ever… The post and numbers were almost the same shade, and you could hardly make out our address from the road!

diy address post planter
We ran to the barn to get a can of white primer left behind by the previous owner. (Thanks, previous owner!) Painting the post white worked out much better!post07After painting, we added a plant hook, a basket full of lovely purple asters, and a solar light cap to the top since it’s really dark on our street at night.

address post planter


We simply placed some stones around the base of the post for now, but we’ll probably plant some flowers around it come springtime.

address post planter

This is the very first step we’ve taken to fix up our home’s exterior… It’s a baby step, but one that’s a big improvement to a weedy barrel! Next step, freshen up those doors!

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  1. Gretta Schermerhorn says:

    Purple phlox would look really pretty around the rocks. I will definitely be doing this. Thank you and very pretty.

  2. Jenna says:

    Hi! This turned out absolutely gorgeous! I have a couple of questions about dimensions, what size plant hook did you use? I see the typical sizes are 9 or 14 inches. Also just to double check, the link you included is to a 14 inch plant hanging basket w/coco liner, is that the correct size you used? Thanks so much – your farmhouse is turning out to be stunning.

    • Meg says:

      Hi Jenna! I just measured and our basket with the coconut liner is 14 inches. The hook we used is 7 inches tall and 10 inches wide. I think a 9 inch hook would look perfect as well. I hope this helps!

  3. Sandy says:

    I have a pole near my front porch that has a flag hanging from it. Currently it’s stained red like the side porch and front steps. The house is white with classic black shutters so I’m going to paint the pole like yours, and add the flower hanger on the side opposite the flag with house number facing the street!! I’m so excited to do this. I have some indoor/outdoor white paint. Do you think this will work. It also has a finial on the top instead of a light so I thought I would paint that black for the accent. Thanks for the idea! It’s beautiful!!

  4. Tori says:

    Oh, I am absolutely in love with this! We’re moving into our first house within the next month and I’ve been wanting something like this!

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