Mailbox Facelift

Now that we have a new front door, I thought it was time our mailbox got a facelift.  I couple years ago I decided to paint it red with a little bird on it.  I've enjoyed having it that way, but I was in the mood for something new.  So, I went with triangles.  I've been liking triangles and geometric patterns more and more lately.  If you remember, last year I painted metallic triangles on the desk I found on the side of the road.

This was a simple project, quite relaxing and just plain old good for the spirit.  There's something about painting that puts me in a good mood.

I simply sanded down the whole thing, and then painted the entire mailbox a dark charcoal grey.  Then I used a little blue painters tape to map out where I wanted the triangle.  I made columns that were 1 1/4" wide and then, with sharpie, I marked every 1 1/4" up the tape.  This gave me 1 1/4" squares to work in.  I didn't want the triangles to all be perfectly the same, I wanted a hand painted look to them.  But, having the tape helped me keep them straight and even.

I painted my triangles white with just a random few metallic copper ones.  I had to do 3 coats of paint on each triangle to get enough coverage.

Isn't making a house a home all about the details?  I might not have the nicest, biggest house, but it does reflect me and my family.  I know a fun mailbox isn't an essential, but it makes me happy and it shares a little of my personal style with the rest of the world.  What details in your home tell about your uniqueness?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jeran,
    Visiting from Main Ingredient Monday--saw your fun mailbox transformation. I have the exact same style mailbox. I found it at a swap meet, and completely overhauled it. Would love for you to come by and take a look at it at You've got mail



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