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The Many Uses Of Spray Paint – First Up, A Painted Mailbox

Are you looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive weekend project? Well look no further, I’ve got one for you: paint your mailbox!  I know, I know, I am really living a rock star life over here in suburbia – things get WILD at house, but don’t get jealous you too can join the party!  All you need is a crusty old mailbox, a couple cans of spray paint, and some stickers.

OK, let the fun begin!

First, remove any old stickers and scrub that thing clean with some TSP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, tape off or remove any parts you don’t want to paint (like the flag). Then, spray away!  It’s best to do several thin coats.  Spray paint dries fast so you can re-coat quickly.

I used Rust-Oleum Univeral Paint + Primer In One in Hammered Brown for the mailbox and Rust-Oleum Gloss Protective Enamel in Red for the flag.

I found these house numbers at Lowes for a couple of dollars and used an X-Acto knife to cut away the black background, leaving me with just the gold numbers.

 Stick the house numbers on and you are done!  (I blurred mine for privacy purposes.)

I’ve gone on and on about the wonders of paint and spray paint is no exception – it’s cheap, easy to use, and oh so versatile.  My cousin’s reaction to this project was, “What a transformation!! From YUK! To classy!!!”  She is too good to me! 

Christine is also spray painting some household items this weekend, so check back soon to see what she transformed.  What have you spray painted lately?  

Stay classy San Diego,  

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2 Responses to “The Many Uses Of Spray Paint – First Up, A Painted Mailbox”

  1. Dawn, your mailbox is definitely transformed! Isn’t spray paint the BEST tool? You were smart to paint the flag red, and really smart to cut the numbers out of the stickers. I love that idea!

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my faux Roman shade post. I am really glad the tutorial worked for you! 🙂

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