September 6, 2012

New “Copper” Mailbox

I’ve always loved a copper mailbox but the prices….not so much!    Recently my friend Diana  jazzed hers up with some spray paint and stained post.    So I got right on it and went out to create my own “copper” mailbox. 

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Trying to use the pixel tool in Pic Monkey…so please excuse my attempt to blur out my address!

 

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   Here’s the spray paint I used…

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I thought since it said “high heat” it would withstand our brutally hot summers…we’ll see

The day I worked on my mailbox and post was when Hurricane Isaac hit so I was running back and forth between the times it rained!    Pretty funny, or at least my husband thought so!    I don’t like how the mailbox post turned out, maybe because I didn’t sand it, just slapped on some stain.    I might go back and paint it later on….or maybe I need a new post!     We’ve had a good bit of rain and so far it seems to be holding up.     My mailbox is a heavy duty type plastic and not metal.

We just came in from a few days on the gulf coast.    It rained all the way down on us and then Tuesday night when we went out to dinner, we got caught in a terrible thunder storm!    Of course, it was sunshine today on the way home!

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Labor Day!   My son and his family spent the weekend with us….here’s my littlest grandson….he’s so darn cute (and into E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G)!

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(can’t wait to move this ugly sofa back to the sunroom…..)

10 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That turned out great. What- You blurred the address because you thought I would show up and make you feed me and make me coffee?:>)

I need to do our mailbox before winter, too. xo Diana

Christine said...

I think I saw her post and it was great. Now, with yours all spiffed up, mine is next. Love the copper!

Dixie Delights said...

I LOVE it!!! And your grandson is adorable :-)

Diana @ Our Vintage Home Love said...

I think it looks great, Judy!! And I love the post! We were also trying to beat a rainstorm when working on ours! I almost wanted to go put an umbrella over it just in case, haha. Have a great weekend!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a cute idea! I have a mailbox that needs to be painted!

Have a great day!
karianne

Deserae said...

Your timing is perfect since I am getting ready to paint my mailbox too! Love the copper finish.....it looks great! I hope I can find that spray paint around here now.
Your grandson is such a cutie too :o)
Have a great weekend!
~Des

Christi said...
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Christi said...

I used the same paint on my mailbox, too - but I painted the flag the same color & have yet to go back & fix it.

Your mailbox looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

Next time, use paint tape to blur out the address. Paint tape, I use it when Duct Tape is too much :)
Great Job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, I need this copper paint my pot rack in the kitchen. Your mailbox looks great.

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