Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DIY Chalk Board Mail Box

Many of the blogs I follow are full of wonderful DIY projects.  I
 love reading them and picking out the ones that  I can recreate
 and will be cute in my cottage home.  I have been sucked in by
the coffee filter wreath, (which was easy and adorable) the many
uses for chalk paint, vinyl stickers and of course burlap.

I have been wanting to show a project but never felt
anything was original enough to post. 

 Until now.

My husband has been scraping our front porch fencing to get it
 ready to paint.  When I was out helping watching him the other
 day, I noticed how nasty my brass mailbox and porch lights
 looked.  They were all crusty and oxidized and frankly, 1980's
 looking.  I asked if he could take the lights down and spray paint
them black. I was going to do the same with the mailbox
but thought it might be fun to do the mailbox in
chalkboard black instead.

I thought I could write cute notes like "no bills please" or put
 our initial on it, or anything I felt like doing on any given day. 
 At first I was worried it would be too flat looking but it
turned out adorable! 

Here is what the mailbox looked like before:

Ok, I realize this is a doorknob, but this is what the
mailbox looked like on the outside.  I know
I have to take a before picture.  I didn't know I was
going to post until it came out cute. 

Lesson learned.

Here is how the mailbox turned out:

I hope it makes my mailman smile!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!