My new mailbox! I always wanted an old mailbox… you know, the ones you see in the movies? Dingy looking, on the side of the road…
So in June I was at The Olde Farmhhouse Market and found this mailbox!
I still needed a “pole” to attach to it.
So when my friend Brian (my dear friend Marilia’s husband) gave me this table base, I thought: huum!
So basically I cut that rectangle you see right below the mail box (which you would normally attach the table top) to fit the bottom of the mail box.
I don’t have a table saw so I went to Rona (my local hardware store).
This was my first time using Cece Caldwells’s paint. I bought Vintage White and Michigan Green, to match my house!
Does everybody give you suggestions??? People told me: “paint it BLACK!” “Paint it RED!”
But I wanted it to match the house.
So first I used Vintage White, then I added Michigan Green, then I distressed it with a wet cloth.
The girls at Welcome Home Decor, where I bought my paint, told me the paint would dry lighter, then would turn dark again when I applied the wax (or Satin Finish, in this case). It was fun watching all the colour change!
I know it is written US MAIL and I live in Canada but the Postman did not mind, LOL!
Got my first mail delivered yesterday!!!
I glued the Mailbox on the wooden part but noticed there is a space on the side I can attach screws. I will be doing that this weekend, to secure it better.
I am now afraid someone will steal it because it is so pretty, lol!
I might move it closer to the house!
Today I am showing my mailbox off at Rose’s party: