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
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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.
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By Kalene from Oregon City, Oregon
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