Monday, July 5, 2010
We finally finished the mailboxes.
I got my idea from Muddy Boot Dream's blog. She had taken the pictures of her neighborhood, and I just fell in LOVE. I couldn't think of anything else, except for making this cute little planter for my mailboxes. They were getting pretty shoddy.
The before picture has a black bow tied around the post (made from trash bags) to honor a fallen Police officer back in January. But it was falling off after 6 months.
My neighbor had been talking about making a cement one, and one with rocks surrounding the whole thing, but I just didn't want rocks. It doesn't go with our house. We are more of a "picket fence" type of house with blue siding and dark blue trim. I matched our house then I matched the neighbor's house, which is green.
We just got it all finished today. A perfect day to mess with mailboxes, since the post office is closed.
It's fun to finish a project. I first spray painted the red flags (which you can't see-sorry). When those were dry, I masked them by slitting open a used legal envelope and sliding it over the flags and spraying all around with white. Then I made the vinyl lettering with my Silhouette machine on the front with our names and addresses. My sweet husband built the little picket fence and painted the bird houses. I had a neighbor build the bird houses, he makes a LOT of things. But I realized too late that my husband could have made them much better. He was just so busy, I didn't want to bother him. You should see his garden in the back yard!
Thanks Sweet Friend for all you do. xoxoxo