Mailbox Makeover

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This past weekend was filled with all kinds of projects. Specifically, painting projects for which I could use my favorite new toy—the Graco paint sprayer.

 

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While I have to admit, the sprayer is a total pain in the you-know-what to clean out after each use (and it seems to take three times as long to clean the bugger as it does to actually apply a coat of paint), the finish is amazing and, in my opinion, well worth the investment of time and effort and water (for the rinse-out).

 

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Here’s our old mailbox. Ewwww.

To state the more than obvious, it was a bit past its prime. It even had duct tape on the inside to keep the bottom from falling out. Time for an upgrade!

 

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And, you should know by now that if I’m upgrading, I’m going to make that upgrade sparkle! I found this really basic, nothing-fancy, gray box at the local hardware store for $11. Brought it home, gave it a good scuffing with some steel wool, wiped it clean, and got to work with the sprayer!

 

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You can see that I masked the inside with newspaper and painter’s tape because I wanted to paint the inside of the door, but not the inside of the box.

 

 

IMG_4089I’m in love with this Benjamin Moore color called Scandinavian Blue (2068-30). It looks so great in person—a really rich purple without being too dark or too lavender.

 

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I also found a half-full can of black spray paint and attacked the pvc post. And Ben helped.

 

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Next, we attached one of these awesome stickers Ben found on-line. We have officially adopted the rooster silhouette as our Cockamamy Farm logo. And I think the mailbox door is the perfect place for this guy!

 

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A clear coat to seal it all up and protect the mailbox’s new outfit from the weather, and it was ready for installation!

 

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Note that the screen door on the front of the house matches the mailbox. More on that painting project in a later post. Hope you love the mailbox makeover as much as I do!

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