2 Mailbox Before & After

>> Friday, June 8, 2012

When my pal, Corey, offered to donate her junky mailbox to the LTHL Rehabilitation Station, she made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Even though I flipped my own mailbox a couple of years ago (click here for the details on that fab rehab), my inner DIY glutton convinced me I needed another.

Bring on the rehab. First up, a little soak in a tub of dish soap to remove any grease and grime that would keep paint from sticking to the metal. Some people dry dishes next to their kitchen sink. Clearly, I’m not that person.

Outside to bask in a coat of spray paint…

Followed by a date with a strip of sandpaper to roughen up the edges and front and let a little of the brass underneath shine through…

In all my rehabbing years, I’ve yet to get a chevron pattern in on the action. Way overdue. A little sketch (I’ll show you how I got the stripes even in another post)…

A little paint…

And a cute little knob that I picked up from Hobby Lobby over a year ago…

I’ve decided to give in to my urge to hoard mailboxes and am keeping this little guy in my kitchen to house bills, sunglasses, magazines and help keep June Bug’s puppy ears free from profanity when I run around the house scrambling for my keys.





Yadira Batres June 8, 2012 at 9:41 AM  

It looks really cute.

Yadi B.

Cara @ Live the Home Life June 8, 2012 at 9:55 AM  

Thanks, Yadi! The lighting in my kitchen is awful (another item on the ol' to-do list!) and makes the paint on the mailbox look like the exact same color as the walls, which drives me nuts. I'm really happy with the way it turned out though. Thanks, for stopping by!


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