Friday, August 3, 2012

You've Got Mail (DIY Mailbox)


Sometimes I get crazy ideas. 

I decided I hated our mailbox. 

It was just a black mailbox, plain and ordinary. 
I don't have a photo, but you know the type,
plain and ordinary as dirt.

Last summer, I had my husband give the mailbox
 a nice spray of Rustoleum's Slate Blue.  
It was better, but still plain.



I then went on a wild search for mailboxes. 
Pretty cottage style mailboxes.
Trouble is that every time I found one I loved, it was $300.00.  

Believe me, my name and the word "cheapskate" have
never, ever been uttered in the same sentence, but $300.00?

Really? 

I can find alot of other things I would rather spend $300.00 on.

So, I took that ordinary mailbox,
painter's tape & spray paint
and decided to have a little fun.



I know it's not perfect. 
In fact, there are many flaws (please don't go looking for them any
closer, they're obvious enough)
but for now at least,  it has personality!


Wishing you a happy weekend
and lots of good mail days ahead (no bills, all fun mail)!

35 comments:

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Cute mailbox. Just fun mail I agree.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great idea to stripe it Gina!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

So cute, Gina! Our mailbox is grouped with three others on stand at the curb. I am planning to buy a new box and make over the stand before Summer's end! I may have to kick it up a notch", now that I have viewed your your creative touch!
Have a great weekend!"
~Lynne
w/L.

Kerin said...

Hi Gina..
your mailbox has personality plus!
I love it.

We only have P.O. boxes in our little town.
We all meet down to the post office everyday, and catch up on the latest.
Fun.... but alas... I don't get to have a cute mailbox~~~LOL!!

Have a great weekend, my friend.

Smiles :)
Kerin

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

That is the cutest mailbox! You did a great job transforming it! And just think, you're $300 better off to enjoy and spend on other great stuff!!! ;)

Debbie said...

I love it! We don't get ours delivered to the door like that. We have to have the street box. What that has inspired me to do is look for an old one to dress up for stuff left by my back door from people.

(OK, rarely does anyone leave me stuff anymore, but I just like to pretend they do because I want a box like that.)

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Adorable! Small change...big impact!

Anne said...

Gorgeous! I have the exact same mailbox & now I'm regretting the fact that I tore off that plastic thingy on the front of it!

xox

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

I absolutely love it! The stripes and color make it so cute and unique. And much, much better than $300!

Debbiedoo's said...

This is stinkin cute. I may just copy this one Gina!

Sherry said...

What a great makeover! Flaws? I didn't see any flaws :) Looks perfect to me!

anangloinquebec said...

Oh how cute!!! I want a mailbox too!! We go to the local gas station slash post office slash you name it to get our mail. Darn!!!

Leslie said...

groovy Gina!! I love it!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

No way, that is so cute! We only have a PO Box, no mail box and now you have given me mailbox envy! I wouldn't even mind getting a bill or two in that cute box!

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Gina,
Now it's designer looking. It looks very stylish.

sweet violets said...

Now that is just stinking cute!!! We have the boxes out by the street, and usually get smashed by a snow plow so no one bothers to dress them up!!!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I don't see any mistakes, and I'm sure the mailman doesn't either. It looks great. Does it make the bills less painful?

Barbara F. said...

Great idea and great job! I saw no flaws! And thanks for the good wishes in the mail, too. xo

Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! said...

Very unique! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it!

NanaDiana said...

LOVE it! You did a great job on it, Gina. I don't see any flaws...what flaws....no flaws! xo Diana

Annmarie Pipa said...

definite personality!! I never noticed how I do not like my black mailbox until right this second.

Janet said...

I really, really, really like it!

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

That mailbox is stylin'.It reminds me of awning stripes. Love it!

kitty said...

You are too clever and you saved yourself $300 to boot!! Woo hoo!! Happy weekend, Gina.

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Looks very french cottage. Love it, Gina!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Gina, stop with the not perfect, it IS perfect, it's adorable! I found one like this at a thrift store waiting for a transformation...Thank you for the inspiration!

Carol

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

Great idea Gina! I bet it's the cutest mailbox on the block!

Martha said...

That is so darn cute i could cry!! Great job!

Marina said...

Awww, I love it!

Jann Olson said...

Personality plus! It is so cute Gina. And yes, all fun mail, no bills.
Hugs,
Jann

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Gina, that is undoubtedly the prettiest mailbox I've ever seen! Your mail carrier probably enjoys delivering your mail. Good job!------- Shannon

Maria Elena said...

Gina, this is a beautiful idea! Your mailbox looks so pretty! I wish we had our own mail box so I could do the same thing. This new communities have those big ugly metal mailboxes for the whole street. You are so creative!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it! Really looks neat!

Ana said...

It has tons of personality now...I love it. You are just so clever.

❤Ana

TheMoonAndMe said...

I love it...it's a little Frenchy!
We have a "group" mailbox...so I can't make it cute, unfortunately. :)
I wanted to let you know I nominated you for a versatile blogger award here: http://kellysmoonlight.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-versatile-blogger-award-and-im.html
Have a great weekend!
Kelly

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