Before & After: Mail Call

Meet the newest member of the Rehabilitation Station! A very handsome fella indeed.


Now you know me better than to think I’d rush out and buy a shiny new mailbox. Of course, I had to at least try to rehab the old clunker already hanging out on my front porch.

First step, I had to pluck the fancy medallion from the front, leaving two unsightly nail holes behind. No worries. This flaw actually inspired my master plan.

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In fact, I needed two more, evenly spaced. After measuring, I used a power drill to add two additional holes.

Perfect! Now a little black satin spray paint lends a hand…


And a few stripes get in on the action. I wanted this guy to have a homemade feel about him, so to keep from looking too perfect I painted the stripes by hand. No painters tape here my friends…

Time to add a little something special with these drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby.




A like-new mailbox in under 2 hours and for less than $12.00! Definitely rehab perfection in my book.


Budget Breakdown: 

Mailbox FREE…with 30 year mortgage
Black spray paint $3.97
White paint FREE…Leftover from porch column project
Drawer pulls $7.92 (1/2 price at Hobby Lobby)
Total $11.89


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