Monday, July 5, 2010

New Mailbox



























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

~a

Visit thecsiproject.com

9 comments:

Mike said...

Very nice!

ZB said...

Very cute!

Janet said...

very cute! We look forward to seeing them in a few months!
Love,
Janet

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I think that they are adorable!

What a cute idea, I love how you expanded on the theme, and made it yours.

Jen

The Gough Inn said...

Good to see a post up -- you have been awfully busy I see - I really love your mail box -- great idea - and they look beautiful -- can't wait to drive by the next time I am in town to see this...awesome job!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

...just darling! What a great job you did!

Suzanne said...

Looks like you've been very busy. The mailboxes are really cute. Like you, I've been so busy this summer. I hardly have time to post, let along comment on blogs. Maybe I'll get better in the fall when things slow down.

asnipofgoodness said...

so very cute mailboxes!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Your mailboxes turned out so cute! What a fun idea!

xoxo
Jen

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

*