Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mailbox redo

I did this last summer...but it bears repeating.  I think.

Started with this sad, old, rusty mailbox.  Not cute at all.  And yet I'd coexisted with it for the better part of 8 years. 

I hated to be unpatriotic, but I pried the eagle off, then got the rust off with steel wool (yuck!), spraypainted it, and...

ordered one of those vinyl transfer thingies. It occurs to me now that maybe our address would have been something to put on there, but oh well. ;) Isn't that prettier? :)


  1. I have been co-existing with our mailbox that looks identical in size and style to yours Rachel, but have been doing so for 13 years! It's time for a fresh new look. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

  2. Oh, I'm so glad! Let me know how it turns out. When I did ours, I said, "why did it take me the better part of a decade to do this??? And what else can I spraypaint?" :)