New Mail Box

Missy Burch
by Missy Burch
5 Materials
3 Hours
I'll be loading to 2 projects back to back, since they are part of a front door upgrade. First is my new, painted mail box. My old one was aluminum. I'd already painted it once, to try to salvage it. But having gone through 3 snows this winter(yes 3 in south east Tx- which is a record!) & Hurricane Harvey last year, that sucker is toast! So it's very much time for an upgrade to something more weather hardy. I found a heavy plastic one on clearance at Walmart & decided I would paint it to match my front door. Here is this part of that project. Since I had all the other items on hand, literally all I paid for was the mail box- so talk about a cheap project, with serious curb appeal! I had already planned to paint the front door as soon as the weather warmed up- so why not the mail box too!
Here is our plain white plastic mail box, ready to be painted.
This is the gorgeous color of curb appeal by Deco Art paint I chose for the door & mail box. It required 2 coats for full coverage.
After 2 coats of paint- it's ready for the numbers to be attached.
I added new numbers to the box. Here are the unpainted numbers.
The painted numbers drying.
I used Art Minds black chalk paint for the numbers, as seen here.
I affixed the numbers to the mail box with some epoxy.
My finished project- all hung up outside. What do you think?
Suggested materials:
  • Mail box   (walmart)
  • Wooden numbers   (michael's)
  • Deco Art curb appeal paint   (michael's)
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