Seeing as June is already coming to an end, I've been itching to do a DIY project. The trouble is life (work, kids, moving) has somehow gotten in the way! But alas, finally, a tiny project to tide me over...
I found the cutest DIY mailbox project on Pinterest and decided that our mailbox needed a makeover.
I can't believe I waited a whole month before attacking this project!
- Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB) spray paint. ($4.00)
- Red acrylic paint (53 cents, but already had it from another project.)
- Triple Clear Glaze spray ($3.77, I also had this on hand.)
- Elmer's Painter (marker) in white with a medium tip. (less than $2.00)
I removed the flag, painted it with the acrylic paint (because I had it,) let it dry and then sprayed the clear glaze over it to protect it. I put masking tape over the silver fixtures, spray painted the box with ORB (which took all of 30 seconds) and let it dry.
--> This is my favorite part because it was cheap and fast!
No, I didn't stencil, no I don't own a fancy Cricut or Silhouette machine. I have a printer, that's it.
I picked a favorite font, printed our address on paper, taped it to the mailbox and wrote over the numbers and letters with a pen (slightly etching it into the mailbox) then I traced it with the white painter. This stuff is amazing. I may never use a paint brush again!
I'd say it turned out pretty cute! This was an easy (and cheap) project, hope you're inspired! What have you done lately? Leave me a link in your comment so I can see what you're up to!