Mailbox Makeover

When we moved into our current home, two years ago, we were thrilled with how nicely the inside had been updated and with the fact that it came with several acres. There were several, costly, items that needed our immediate attention such as a new roof, a new deck, a riding lawn mower, a shed, and various water-treatment devices. These projects took all of our energy - not to mention money - so it's just been recently that we're coming to grips with the fact that our home seriously lacks curb appeal. I'm seriously tired of spending money on house stuff, but I told hubby we've absolutely got to do some small, easy projects to dress up our little rectangle box of a home.

So here's the first of many outdoor projects for this year: the mailbox.


[caption id="attachment_1134" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Old, sad mailbox Old, sad mailbox[/caption]

Yeah, pretty sad, huh. The post itself was in good condition, but was just very plain. The mailbox was weathered and those gross number sticker, that were never glamorous to begin with, were peeling and discolored. We purchased a new, cheap, mailbox, painted it navy blue (to match our shutters), painted the post, and added nice, new numbers.

Mailbox: $17

Paint: $5ish

Numbers: $16

We reused the post and already had the white paint on hand. Here's what we ended up with:

[caption id="attachment_1136" align="aligncenter" width="200"]New Mailbox New Mailbox[/caption]

Ah, much better already! I also have plans to do some planting around the box. I actually bought plants only to realize that spot is actually very shady. I'll have to grab some hostas, I think. I'm also thinking about adding a monogram to the box itself, but we'll see.


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