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? :)