Mailbox Makeover!! Part One
OUR MAILBOX CAME! OUR MAILBOX CAME!!!!!!
Here it is in all of it’s (previously) under-appreciated glory.
Look at the ∏ clean lines ∏
Check out the § darling curves §
Don’t forget to notice the £ Classic Design £
This box has potential written all over it!
All this wallflower needs is a new dress! (You know, like in every cheesy movie/tv show: The “unattractive” girl takes off her glasses and lets down her hair & suddenly she’s a sexpot & has to fight the guys off with a stick. This is something like that. Only less misogynistic… because everyone knows that mailboxes are stuck-up bitches anyway.)
So, we headed to the hardware store to pick a paint. At first, we thought “classic mailbox red” but that didn’t really excite either of us. Then we considered a flirty, bright blue. But that just seemed weirdly inconsistent with the color scheme we’ve got goin’ on.
I usually love color counterpoints, and I’ll definitely use some accent pieces to break up the red/orange/gold palate we’re currently rockin’, but I dunno… the mailbox just didn’t seem to “want” to be blue. And you know how naggy my inanimate objects get when I don’t listen to them. No? Click here.
Here’s what she said she wants:
So, I’m gonna hit her first with the copper spray paint, then add uneven touches of the green. After that, I’ll use the patina kit paints to dibble-dabble & see what we come up with…
I haven’t yet decided if I want to stencil-paint anything on it, (Like a simple fleur-de-lis, spiral pattern or just the word “mail” or “post.”) but once she & I come to some sort of aesthetic agreement, I’ll seal her with a final coat of waterproof acrylic sealant and hang her up 🙂
Stay tuned for the big reveal!!!!!!!!