I apologize that I do not have all the steps of this project, I created it before I was invited to do my DIY's on here but I couldn't resist showing it off.
Plain black mail box.
I spray painted the entire box with the white paint (Rust-Oleum), let it dry and masked off the top portion in the design of the vw bus and painted the burnt orange engine paint.
I taped off around where I wanted the windows to be and painted them black then I sprayed some of the chrome paint into a dish and used a paint brush to add a chrome stripe just above the burnt orange paint then I spray painted the headlights and used clear gorilla glue to attach them. I cut the chain off the key chain and gorilla glued it to the front for the emblem. I used wooden shims to make the grill, gorilla glued it together and painted it with chrome paint. Using pieces of shim I made the side mirror bases and glued scrap pieces of metal rods to that and added sanded down smaller game pieces for the side mirrors.
I cut the black foam into the tires and pressed the hubcaps in and glued them. I couldn't add the tires until I attached the mail box to the post.
I drilled a hole into the flag and added a string so the mail man wouldn't have to reach around the side mirror to place the flag back down. I glued on the tires and added the name to the front of the box.
- Rust-Oleum White spray paint (Walmart $3)
- VHT Engine metallic burnt orange paint (Advance auto $7)
- VW keychain (for front emblem) (ebay $4)
- Actual VW hubcap centers for tires (ebay $4)
- Black foam for the tires (from the garbage at work)
- Black enamel spray paint (Family dollar $1)
- Masking tape (Family dollar $1)
- Two round disk pieces (headlights) (stolen from a backgammon game)
- Chrome paint (Advanced auto $6)
- Mail box stick on letters/numbers (Lowes $3.50)
Published July 16th, 2017 3:23 PM
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