DIY Mailbox Makeover
*I partnered with Krylon for this project.
Hello, friends! Today I am excited to share our little DIY Mailbox Makeover with you!
This time of year is perfect to give outdoor items a little #fallfixup to prepare them for the colder months.
I decided to finally improve the looks of our mailbox before the weather gets colder. Check out what our mailbox has looked like since we bought our home last year…
Isn’t she a beaut?
Well actually, the blue painter’s tape is a new addition! haha! When the number nine fell off in the spring, Sania taped it back on for us. #wearesoclassy
Someday, we want to build a custom stone or brick mailbox, but we don’t have the time or money for that right now. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t give our mailbox a little makeover in the meantime. Let’s just say we are giving her a little “botox” before her full “face lift!” haha!
So I grabbed a couple of cans of Krylon Fusion All-in-One spray paint to do the job.
Krylon Fusion All-In-One offers:
- Superior adhesion and durability
- Indoor/Outdoor use with maximum rust protection
- No sanding or priming required
- Big button spray tip with spray any way capabilities
- Comes in many colors and sheens
I started by painting the post a satin black. I love how smooth and solid this paint goes on. It basically covered the post in one coat, but I added a second for good measure.
Next, I spray painted our house numbers with Krylon’s Fusion All-in-One in Metallic Copper. I have never used this color before and was excited to try it! This paint has a primer built in and adheres great to metal. Just a quick couple coats of paint, and I was finished with this step.
Now I could move on to the mailbox.
The original mailbox was extremely old, but luckily I had a new mailbox that I could paint because the previous owner left one the garage when we bought the home! #SCORE I’m sure she bought the new mailbox in hopes that she would eventually replace the old mailbox, but she never got around to it. But that’s okay!
It worked out perfectly for us because now I could paint it a beautiful metallic copper!
As I spray painted the new mailbox, Cy began hanging the newly painted numbers on the mailbox post.
Cy had some scrap wood leftover from another project that we were able to use to make a support bracket for the mailbox. Not only did it add extra support, but it also gave our mailbox a more finished look.
I spray painted the support bracket with the same Krylon Fusion All-in-One in Satin Black, and when it was dry, Cy attached the newly painted copper mailbox!
Lastly, I covered the mailbox with plastic so I could spray paint the little flag black too.
And now here is our little mailbox in all her glory!…
Isn’t she a cutie? I added some fall mums to the base, (which we also spray painted black with the same paint,) and they added such a sweet fall touch to our mailbox.
This little project took us a little over an hour from start to finish, and cost me about $31!
($10 for two cans of spray paint and $21 for the numbers.)
I think it was definitely worth it, don’t you?!
I am so happy with how it turned out!
Now we can check our mailbox makeover off our to-do list!
Some other ways to revive the exterior of your home this fall would be to add a new coat of paint to your doors, shutters, lights, outdoor furniture, or exterior decorations.
Krylon has a wide range of products that can help you prep for colder months and prevent rust on metal furniture and outdoor accessories.
This looks great and shows what a little paint can do.
Traci, you have been a real inspiration to me. I’ve never been much of a DIY person but I’m stepping out and trying a few things that wouldn’t be a great loss if I didn’t do so good. Lol. Love the mailbox!!!!
Isn’t funny how these little projects can make such a difference and make you feel so good. I redid our mailbox in the spring and it still makes me smile. Home pride right? You are a clever woman! Looks great!
Your mailbox looks great!!! Thanks for all the great tips & ideas!!!
Adorable and so are you!
Love love the new look!!!!
Awesome job and those numbers take it to the next level.
Another great project and inspiration! I have some patio furniture that could use a refresh and I like that Krylon is a one-step process.
Great Transformation! I LOVE the black and copper and how the colors pop with one another! The is no way the mailman will miss your box on a rainy day. Super cute!
Your mailbox looks wonderful! I wish I lived locally …I would love to meet you and give you a hug too! You are such an inspiration and I love all of your decorating and remodeling ideas. You are making your new home so beautiful and I hope you and your family enjoy it!
Love it! Thanks for all your ideas and cute DIY projects!
I love it, mailboxes always take such a beating. Great job, looks beautiful
Lovely choice of colors and like the new Krylon suggestion. I have used spray paint on numerous projects but never the krylon.
The flowers add that special Traci touch. Of course the photos of you are beautiful as always.
I love the mailbox. So cute!
I wish I lived close enough to see you speak. Will they stream it live or on Facebook? I’m sure you’ll be fanstasic.
The mailbox 📫 looks gorgeous!! I love it.
I wish I lived locally because I would love to meet you and also give you a hug!!
Traci, this is one of my favorite projects you’ve done! This looks so good!
Love it !! And YOU look great!! Slimmer:)
This is a project I need to do too! You are giving me inspiration! Your mailbox looks great! I was wondering how to get the numbers on without just putting them on the mailbox and love the contrast of the black post with the copper.
It’s amazing what a little bit of spray paint can do! Wish I was in the area; I’d love to meet you, see you speak and hug your neck!
hey girl- love the new look of the mailbox! so cool! great job
Love this! Where did you find the mailbox numbers? And is the mailbox you painted plastic or metal?
The numbers are from Lowe’s, and the mailbox that the previous owner left behind was plastic.