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« on: February 14, 2006 04:20:01 PM »

I have the kind of mailbox that attaches to your house (not the yard kind with the pole).  It's getting a bit rusty and is none too attractive. All the reasonably piced replacements I've seen are also ugly and very, very boring . Any ideas on how to make a spiffy one?
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2006 05:30:07 PM »

hhhm  Embarrassed this Isi an ineresting question....If you're not much of a plant-killer, you could make a sort of planter around it, so it would be a garden mail-box....or, there's always painting it....Sorry if im not much help...  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006 11:42:10 AM »

I've seen wall pockets that are actually designed to hold magazines that come in really cute designs.  I've seen them @ Michael's, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. I actually thought about this quite a bit before as we thought we were going to have a wall mounted mail box and then the postmaster changed his mind and we had to get a post one. The wall pockets were fairly inexpensive, hth

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006 12:16:27 PM »

hmm.  Is it paintable?  You could try getting some rust remover at the hardware store and spiffing it up a bit, then painting the mailbox over again.  You could paint it to look like a person's face or a monster's face and when the lid is lifted it would look like you are putting mail in/taking it out of its mouth!  If the monster idea appeals to you and the mail box is in an area that is somewhat weather protected, you could always try putting some fake fur around it and it could be a fuzzy monster.  (much like the monster bags and such that are often featured on craftster every now and again)

Random ideas, but those were the first things that came to mind!  Good luck with your project!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006 12:18:49 PM »

Ooh!  Or maybe doing something with mosaics?  Sorry, that just popped in my head Smiley
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