Ever since January when we moved in I've been wanting to buy a new mailbox. The one that came with the house was sun damaged/blotchy and half of the plastic trim was missing. On top of everything the flag wouldn't even stay up! :)
It occurred to me I could simply spray paint the mailbox and at least make it look a little better rather than buying a new one. Taking the mailbox off started a whole project after discovering rotting boards underneath (and the top finial) and a closer inspection of the chipping paint and mold growth.
I wish I had a before picture! Oh well!
Jonah enjoyed helping! We were outside all day replacing boards, sanding and painting - we had everything back together and ready right in time for the mailman.
Just after finishing the mailbox someone asked me to make one from scratch for them along with a house sign, flag pole and hose hanger! See how to make those yourself, here.