Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mailbox Redo

Since we moved into our house 8 years ago, I have done just about every update known to man except one.

I’ve never changed the mailbox.

It’s one of those things that I think to myself, “That really needs an update”, but then a hundred other things happen and you just forget about it. The thing is, the mailbox can make or break curb appeal, especially in a house where the mailbox is located directly next to the front door like ours. At one point I had even went and looked at new mailboxes, but the price of new ones about gave me a heart attack. Seriously.

Here is what I have now..

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I know what you’re thinking.

Why in the world would she want to get rid of that awesome Eagle?

Sorry. It’s just not my style.

The tiled number plate really isn’t my thing either and today I had enough. I would no longer look at it!!

So, I grabbed my cordless drill, hammer, and crowbar and went to work. Luckily, I only really needed the drill so I began dismantling the number plate all the while my 6 year old son kept asking me, “Does Dad know you’re doing this?!” I then explained to him that the last time I checked, I was well over 18 and didn’t need anyone’s permission….but he did make me stop to think if my Hubby would care for a minute. I decided it was a risk I was willing to take.

After I got the beloved mailbox down I took it to the garage where I began taking the Eagle off the front.

It didn’t come off easily to say the least..

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..but I won.

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There it is, sans Eagle.

Next, I washed the mailbox and then spray painted it with this stuff…

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This stuff is awesome. It hides all imperfections and requires no primer.

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Once it completely dried, I used my handy dandy Cricut machine to make some new numbers for the front and then reattached the mailbox to the brick..

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Not bad and pretty simple really.

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I think it made a big difference and saved me a lot of money since I didn’t have to buy a new one.

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Much better. Now when I swing on my front porch, I no longer have to stare at the Eagle in hatred.

Happy Tuesday.

love,
Val

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