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DIY: Door Marker

With this easy project, your apartment or condo will stand out amidst the repetitive series of plain doors

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How do you let guests now that they're already at your chic and stylish home? With a catchy door marker, of course! Give those old, rusty numbers a rest and create your own marker with old bottles that you can easily recycle. Let this project guide you.

What you'll need:

  • An empty wine bottle
  • Primer and colored spray paint
  • Pencil with soft graphite
  • Black marker

Crafts by Tala Singson. Photographed by Paolo Feliciano. Shot on location at Mobler.

Read the original article ("What's Your Number?") in the October 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

Re-do it:
  1. Soak your empty wine bottle in water for at least an hour. This will help remove the label easier.
  2. After getting the label off, make sure that the surface of the bottle is dry and clean.
  3. On a flat surface, place the bottle upside down on top of old newspaper sheets. Then apply a coat of primer to even out the surface.
  4. Let the primer dry for about 10 minutes before applying two to thee coats of colored paint. Allow the paint to dry in between.
  5. Look for a typeface that best fits the style of your space, or feel free to create your own! Mark the outline of the numbers on your bottles with a soft-graphite pencil. Fill in with black marker.

RL Tips:

  • You can also write numbers on terracotta or ceramic pots.
  • Create a grouping of bottles in varying shares and height for added impression.

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