DIY Mailbox Upgrade
My hubby seriously loves golf. Apparently, so did the family who owned our home before us because when we moved in our mailbox looked a little like this.
After a few months of dealing with a bit too much wallpaper on the inside of our house, I decided to tackle a small project on the outside. With a few leftover cans of spray paint I transformed my mailbox from a bogey to a hole in one!
I'd been loving the ombre trend that's been circulating the fashion and home circuits for the past couple of months. Using ocean hues, I created my own ombre effect on my mailbox which is reminiscent of the ocean views from the course rather than the 18th green.
This project was completed in half a day, most of which was dry time. I first sprayed a few coats of gray primer over the mailbox until the golf scene was all but gone. Then I did two coats of the lightest blue over the entire mailbox. After that dried entirely I started about 2/3 of the way down on either side and very lightly layered in the mid-blue shade. Finally, I used the deep blue to blend in the colors at the bottom. After all three colors were applied I went back to spray a little touch up here and there to help the colors blend seamlessly together. Doing this before each color had a chance to dry made for a smooth application.
I love the look of the final product. This project cost me $0 because I used paint I already had in my garage! You can't beat free!
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