May 6, 2014

Quick Project: Mailbox Makeover

Remember way back, when I shared my porch makeover with you? Even though that is one of my favorite blog projects to date, there was always part of it that bother me. This hideous mailbox:

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It was always on the list to re-do, but of course it took me a year and a half to actually get to it. Story of my life ("I'll take her home; I'll spend all night to keep her warm..."). So last week I gave it a scrub down (it was so dirty!) and a coat of spray paint. It was a free update since I had all the paint on hand. Doesn't get much better, people.



Can I get a sigh of relief? So.Much.Better.  I think the yellow is so fun with the no-sew triangle banner too: 

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Has anyone else ever painted a mailbox? Or recently completed a project you've had on your to-do list forever?

Linking up:  
DIY showoff
Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showcase
Not Just a Housewife

28 comments:

  1. It looks so cute!! The yellow was such a great color choice! Our mailbox is in with all the others since we live in a townhome, not much I can do about that haha!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  2. So stinkin' cute! Love the bright, cheery color.

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  3. oh my - too cute! love the yellow.

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  4. So cute! That yellow is the perfect color! My husband and I (mostly him) just finished turning a small computer desk into a mobile drink cabinet, something we've been meaning to do FOREVER! We literally just finished putting the last screw in at 10:00 last night. I love taking old things and turning them into something new!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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  5. Ours is just a boring one next to the road. Love the bright yellow! It's so cute with your bunting!

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  6. Ooo I love the yellow! Our mailbox is so bad- I'm pretty sure someone just spray painted the entire box/stand black at one point. Ick. A new box is on our to-do list, hopefully this summer!

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  7. I never even thought of painting our mailbox, but I'm adding that to my list for my next free weekend!! So cute!

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  8. Hey beauty love ur new post .Keep posting .
    Regards from Bosnia ♥
    http://obsessionwithfashion.blogspot.com/

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  9. I have missed DIY posts from you. The mustard looks so much better and I love the triangle strands of decoration, too.

    Thanks for the birthday wish, as well. =)

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  10. I love this! This color yellow is perfect too.

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  11. I love how painting the mailbox a new color totally gave it new life. Great color choice! =)
    xo,
    nancy

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  12. It looks wonderful! It's so bright and cheery and works perfectly with those adorable buntings. I love them!

    xo Always, Abby
    Philosophy Skincare Giveaway

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  13. Your mailbox looks great! I love the name of your blog btw - so cute!

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  14. cute! never thought about sprucing up our mailbox, but we totally could!

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  15. Oh my gosh, so adorable! I love the yellow color, and you're right, it looks perfect with the bunting =)

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  16. This is SO CUTE! I love that color yellow - its perfect and refreshing!
    xo

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  17. Super cute! Love the bright yellow!

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  18. it looks so good! And no, I haven't accomplished anything lately. My list keeps growing, so I should really get on that!

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  19. Adorable... Goodness do I have a lot of DIY projects to complete. My favorite is a "As for me and my house we will serve The Lord." Glass photo picture. Waiting on photos to be edited though and frame to go on. Your porch and mailbox are too cute. I am going to have to remember these link ups. Rachel xo

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  20. Wowee, that quite an improvement! It's amazing what a little paint can do. Nice work! :)

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  21. I really like your makeover...it's amazing what a can of spray paint can do to vintage metal stuff. The flags are really cute too :)

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  22. Yay! It's so happy! The house we are buying has one of those plastic mailboxes out by the road. I am totally taking it out and putting in a (Spray painted, customized) metal one when we move in! Glad to see I'm not the only one who cares about their mailbox... ;)

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  23. I LOVE THAT MAILBOX! A little spray paint was perfect!

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