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« on: May 28, 2014 02:44:44 PM »

We live in a fairly rural area and have one of those huge galvanized metal mailboxes that sits down at the bottom of our road. It was in good shape but looked terrible.
Discolored and covered with gunky tree stuff and bird poo. I've been saying I want to give it a makeover for literally years and I finally did.
We scrubbed it down and put a couple of coats of black enamel spray paint on it.
I didn't plan a design except I knew I wanted a little checkerboard border around the front edge. A row of squares cut from a piece of graph paper made a good template for that and I just free handed
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I used One Stop Sign Paint so hopefully it will last for a while!
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014 03:08:37 PM »

Wow, beautiful!  I hope someone doesn't come along and bash it.  Kids sometimes do that around here...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2014 03:49:50 PM »

Love, love, love it!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014 03:50:23 PM »

It's loverly! Ours is a huge ugly plastic thing. Yours is gorgeous!
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Very pretty.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014 07:44:00 PM »

That's fantastic! I was really excited to replace the rusted old mailbox in front of the house we just bought. It's one of the first things people see when coming to your home, so you want it to look great Smiley (Ours had faded/peeling NC State stickers and peeling white paint that exposed an old black, rusty mailbox. The post was peeling badly too, and it was painted bright red, and absolutely did not match the house). I'm definitely inspired because we still need some pretty numbers on our mailbox Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014 10:57:42 PM »

Really pretty. So much nicer than the plain ones.
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2014 05:47:49 AM »

This is delightful and SO you. The birdies won't poo on it, right? 😁
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2014 05:59:35 AM »

I just love this.  I have always loved decorated mailboxes, but haven't had that style of box (either locked boxes in a neighborhood or door delivery) since 1999.  One thing I planned to do when we moved to the mountains was decorate up our mailbox, but... they don't deliver mail on our road so we have a PO box. Undecorateable.  I will get my vicarious thrill through yours!
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2014 06:55:43 AM »

Cackle, that is just gorgeous!! 
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