Mailbox Makeover

Linda kelley
by Linda kelley
3 Materials
My Mailbox was in need of a makeover….really bad. I stripped off the numbers and sanded it down smooth.
I started by painting the front and the back of the box in Rustoleum Metallic Gold Spray paint. I decided to mod podged the inside of the box with some pretty coordinating paper. ( My mailwomen is so sweet, and I thought it would make her smile every time she opened my box) I first applied mod podge to the inside of the box. I used the outdoor mod podge.  I then applied 2 coats over it.
When it was dry, I sprayed it with the Rustoleum Ultra Clear Sealer.
I then attached new letters to the box. I used Gorilla Clear Glue for outdoors. I then sprayed the whole thing in the Rustoleum Copper Metallic Spray Paint.
I just love this copper color! I then painted under the numbers black. I painted the front and back of the mailbox in a Metallic Gold.
I cut a sponge to the size of a faux brick! I then sponged painted faux bricks over it. I
I added some flowers to the sides for for flower power!I used Kilz Klear over the entire box to seal and protect it from the elements.
It took approx 2 hours, not including drying time to do. Approx $30 for the paint and sealer.
Suggested materials:
  • Rustoleum Gold and Copper Metallic Spray Paint/ and Sealer   (home improvement store)
  • Mod podge   (walmart)
  • Scrapbook paper   (on hand)
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  • Lesley Lloyd-Owen Lesley Lloyd-Owen on Jan 17, 2019

    Love love this! Did you paint the numbers black initially and then copper and wipe it off? They look to be black with some copper on them. And, it looks like you sponged the flowers. I so want to do this but am not so crafty. Thank you for any advice 😊 lesley

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  • Louise Louise on Aug 20, 2017
    Thanks for such a great idea. I was getting ready to spray paint my mailbox the same old black.

    • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Aug 20, 2017
      Oh No!!! There are soooooo many beautiful colors of spray paints out there. Be sure to spray with a Stop Rust Product first. Rustoleum makes one. Then paint any way you want honey....the skies the limit!!!

  • Bushra Bushra on May 16, 2019

    Kelly, I love how creative you are!