Repurposed Salvage Mailbox


Welcome back to another edition of Flea Market Friday! I’m still working on flipping the items I showed you that I brought back from SNAP. Today I took the comments you left on the post showing you the stuff I brought back from SNAP, and used them in my flip. You all had some great ideas! So I decided to do a reader repurpose on the mailbox. I took the “paint it red” idea from Karen (@Somewhat Quirky Design) and Lisa (@Concord Cottage). Then I took the idea from Kirby (@Kirb Appeal) and added a license plate. I didn’t use the Utah plate because I decided to go with a Texas theme after I painted it red. You know Deep In The Heart of Texas. Nothing like a little vintage TX farming love for me. Here is how this little diamond in the rough turned out.
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The first thing we did was to clean it up. We removed the stickers, used a grinder to remove this piece that held an emblem, and then straightened out the top flap. I washed it up and then painted it red with spray paint from Rustoleum.
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Then we measured the plate, bent it, and attached it. You can click on the link below to see all the details on how we bent the plate.
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You are probably thinking I will use this on my house for mail, but that is not the case. I live 1000-foot off the main road, and our mailman only delivers off the road in his car. So instead of collecting our mail outside, I am going to use it to collect our mail inside. There are days I bring home the mail and it just ends up in a pile on the kitchen counter or desk. Then I start going through it a few days later. With this mailbox I will be able to keep the mail neatly in one place, instead of having a messy pile on the counter.
Make sure you click on the link to see the step by step tutorial as to how we added the license plate.

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