Hand painted decorated mailbox for storing hand garden tools and garden gloves outside.
Approximate Time: 2 1/2 hours
We recently put up a new mailbox and I wanted to recycle the old box. I spray painted the box black. Then I free hand painted flowers, etc. on the box sides, front, and back.
I then stenciled "Sherrye's Garden Tools" on the top. I then sprayed the box with polyethylene to make it weather resistant as it will be sitting on the back porch.
I already had all the supplies on hand so it only cost me my time. I will put my hand garden tools, etc. and my garden gloves in the box.
I think it turned out really cute. It only took me a couple of hours and it was fun.
By Sherrye from GA
Great idea, way to put your talents to work for you and recycle at the same time!
Beautiful job on your mailbox :) I did this years ago when I lived in the country. My garden was fenced off and I put up a mailbox at the entry gate. I wasn't too artistic or original. Instead I lettered it P. Cottontail, 22 Bunny Lane. Silly but the neighbors kids loved it LOL.
I kept a bread/meatloaf pan in mine filled with kitty litter that was covered with some motor oil. I could shove my tools down into it at the end of the day. It kept them from rusting in our very humid area.
What an excellent idea! I'm definitely going to try this.
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