Update as of Oct 2017: It only took me a year, but I finally located better pictures of the before mailbox! Enjoy!
Giving our mailbox a makeover was on my to-do list for far too long, but earlier this summer, I finally checked it off. After our exterior was painted, I broke out the paint brush and the leftover paint from the trim. The project included:
- Painting the existing post white
- Replacing the actual mailbox with a pretty copper one
- Adding new street numbers
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And now to admit a blogger faux pas. I took a picture of the mailbox like 9 months ago when I was originally planning to do the makeover. But the wasps had other plans that day. Fast forward to this week and I, of course, cannot find those pictures anywhere! So I apologize for the bad before pic below. I found an old listing photo and cropped it. If I can find the ones I took, I’ll update the post.
What you can’t see in the pic above is that the post was in rough shape. It was pretty green, so I gave it a good sanding. The paint is Sherwin Williams Alabaster in a gloss finish. It was super easy to paint on, and after two coats, it looked much better!
We replaced the black plastic mailbox with a pretty copper one. We don’t have a formal HOA so no rules on the color of the mailbox here 😉 The hubs was awesome and spray painted the metal parts to hold the mailbox onto the post copper so it matched. I have to give a shout out to my mother-in-law who found the mailbox at either a local flea market or thrift store. I couldn’t find this exact one online but Amazon has this one that’s similar for only $30.
I love this metal house number plate I ordered on Etsy. The modern font matches the aesthetic of our house and it fits perfectly. It was also way easier to hang than individual numbers – four small nails and we were done!
This year, I planted marigolds and vinca around the mailbox, the same as what I used on the back deck. So far, they are surviving the height of the summer heat in Georgia!