Now that we have a new front door, I thought it was time our mailbox got a facelift. I couple years ago I decided to paint it red with a little bird on it. I’ve enjoyed having it that way, but I was in the mood for something new. So, I went with triangles. I’ve been liking triangles and geometric patterns more and more lately. If you remember, last year I painted metallic triangles on the desk I found on the side of the road.
This was a simple project, quite relaxing and just plain old good for the spirit. There’s something about painting that puts me in a good mood.
I simply sanded down the whole thing, and then painted the entire mailbox a dark charcoal grey. Then I used a little blue painters tape to map out where I wanted the triangle. I made columns that were 1 1/4″ wide and then, with sharpie, I marked every 1 1/4″ up the tape. This gave me 1 1/4″ squares to work in. I didn’t want the triangles to all be perfectly the same, I wanted a hand painted look to them. But, having the tape helped me keep them straight and even.
I painted my triangles white with just a random few metallic copper ones. I had to do 3 coats of paint on each triangle to get enough coverage.
Isn’t making a house a home all about the details? I might not have the nicest, biggest house, but it does reflect me and my family. I know a fun mailbox isn’t an essential, but it makes me happy and it shares a little of my personal style with the rest of the world. What details in your home tell about your uniqueness?