(Closed) Old metal mailbox

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well seen as you’re going for rustic I say leave it but i really like your idea of changing the numbers to your wedding date – so cute and maybe you could include your and your FI’s initials!?

PS – Free is my favourite word!Wink

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Love it! I like your idea of leaving it rustic and changing the numbers. Might be hard to do both? I guess you’ll have to see how permanently those numbers are attached! Maybe it would be possible to just cover them with the new numbers? I think maybe there are number stickers out there that are printed white on a field of black or something – you know what I mean? – so the whole sticker is actually square rather than number-shaped. Those might cover easier.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’d change the numbers, and put your new last name (if you’re sharing one) on the side (I’ve seen a lot of old mailboxes like that). I think it would be cute, anyway. 😉

Love the idea, and that it was free!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You could paint it with some crackle paint and “age” it with some faint brushing of a gold color along the edges.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

ohh that already has all the potential to be an awesome project!! you should def upload pics once your done 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

hm…I love that idea. I might use it if you don’t mind 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with the others in that you can either cover up the numbers or replace them and andd your new last name to the side. You can even so some painting if you wish that LLaura had suggested. Either way, that mailbox will fit perfectly with your wedding!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love marigold’s idea! Your date and last name would look really great. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

What a neat idea! If it seems dirty, I’d clean it and consider using crackle paint like LLaurra suggested. Show us a pic of what you do!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

What an awesome find!  Can’t wait to see what you do with it.  I really like the idea of replacing the numbers.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

you could also paint it in your wedding colors then take sandpaper or steel wool to it …and I agree that the dates are a great idea…perhaps a monogram too!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i just got a free mailbox from craigslist to use as our cardbox too!  am trolling around looking for some ideas… heehee.

we’re thinking about covering ours in faux bois contact paper and a little paint!  we’ve got a rustic theme too.  =D

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