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« on: May 22, 2011 02:56:11 PM »

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I've been asking to paint the mailbox at my parents' house since about middle school, and my mother finally finally not only let me, but actually requested it Cheesy  Took all day standing out in the sun, but I'm super happy with it and so is she!  C&C weclome of course Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011 02:59:38 PM »

This looks wonderful - I love it - so happy! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011 03:55:16 PM »

I wish you could come do mine!!  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011 05:04:27 PM »

I love the swirly flowers on it. Did you seal the paint with something? I might have to paint my plain boring black mailbox.

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011 08:03:46 AM »

Thanks everybody for the feedback!!  Glad you like it Smiley

I love the swirly flowers on it. Did you seal the paint with something? I might have to paint my plain boring black mailbox.

I sealed it with a UV resistant matte finish.  The paint itself is acrylic and seemed pretty permanent (got more than a little rained on while I was working, actually) especially since it was practically baking out in the sun, and since I primed it first it isn't prone to scratching off.  Still added several layers of the finish anyways.  I have no idea if it will protect it from anything other than fading...we didn't really know what to use.

« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011 09:27:30 PM »

I have to ask:  is their last name Joy?    (I am Margaret Joy)

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2011 09:41:27 PM »

That is just too cute. I love it!

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011 02:35:31 PM »

That is so cute! Just today I noticed how rusty our mailbox is getting...might have to give it a paint job!
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011 11:31:27 AM »

I have to ask:  is their last name Joy?    (I am Margaret Joy)

Wish it was!  It's not - it's my parents' mailbox, and my mother never changed her name, so names were out!  And the house number was already on the post part of the mailbox, so we just decided on a word Smiley

Thanks for the compliments!!

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