Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

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Hey Friends!

I’m so excited to share our quick & easy Mailbox Makeover with you today! This project is one that my husband & I completed just a few weekends ago and we are so happy with how it turned out!! 🙂

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

 As you can see, our old mailbox was looking pretty SAD!!

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

The paint was chipping/peeling off the post, the mailbox was rusted in some spots, and the perch that the mailbox sat on wasn’t real sturdy. Sometimes when we opened the mailbox, it would just about fall off the post! Pitiful I tell ya! I knew I needed to do something with it, but I just didn’t know what!

I did know however, that Lowes had some great options, thanks to my friend Traci & her lovely mailbox makeover a few months back. So, one day, a couple weeks ago, I decided to make a little trip to our local store to see what I could find!

This is what I came home with:

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

The Mayne White Polymer Mailbox Post.  I loved the look of this post & loved the fact that it had a flower box on the back of it! So cute! I also loved that it was durable & that I wouldn’t have to worry about replacing it later on! The post is made out of high-quality polyethylene & also has built-in UV inhibitors, so that it will stand the elements. It is also made to fit right over the top of your existing wood post, making installation a breeze! 🙂

So, the first thing we did, was removed the old mailbox & the wood perch upon which it was sitting. We were left with just the 4×4 wood post…

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Then, we took our new, beautiful, bright white, mailbox post & slid it right over the top of our existing post….

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

It’s like a slip-cover for your mailbox y’all!! GENIUS!!! 

Next, we took the mailbox support arm & attached it to the new post. Using a drill, we drilled holes thru the white polymer & into the existing wood post underneath.

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

Using the hardware provided, we attached the support arm at the top….

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

And underneath….

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

Then, we repeated these steps when attaching the flower box on the back…

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

Following the instructions provided, we purchased a mailbox mounting board and attached it to the top of the arm support. This was not included in the box with the new post. I purchased ours at a locally owned home improvement store for $7.99.

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

Once the mounting board was in place, we then attached our new mailbox (also purchased separately.) I could have spray painted our old mailbox to give it a little facelift & to cut down on cost, but sometimes I’m just lazy & like to take the easy way out!

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

To spruce up the mailbox itself, I purchased this vinyl decal (in light brown) from A Lasting Expression on Etsy.  It came complete with our house number & street name, but I left it off for blog picture purposes. Call me crazy, but I just didn’t think it was a good idea to post my address on the world wide web for everyone to see! You know just as well as I do….there are some crazy people out there! Anyway, I really like the decal & I know it will look even cuter once the full address is added! 🙂

Since it’s the end of summer & flowers are a little hard to come by, I transplanted these vincas from one of my pots on the front porch. I’m sure I’ll be replacing them soon with some beautiful fall mums, but for now, I think they look pretty cute!

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

The best part about this project?! It literally took us around 30 minutes to complete, start to finish! Talk about instant gratification…I love a project like that!

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

So what do you think of our mailbox makeover?! Do you love it as much as we do?

Quick & Easy Mailbox Makeover

Does your mailbox need a little love?!

If so, I would totally recommend this post from Lowes! It is super easy to assemble & super C.U.T.E. ….if I do say so myself! 🙂

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Linking up here….

That DIY Party at DIY Show Off

Tutorials & Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage

Hookin’ Up with HOH at House of Hepworths

Inspiration Gallery at Design, Dining, & Diapers

I’m Lovin’ It at TidyMom

Link Party Palooza at Tatertots & Jello

Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick

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  1. Well, gosh golly. I had no idea they had mailbox covers/slip ons… interesting… and tempting! I am def. going to have to remember this for a future project. Love the added decal and who doesn’t love flower boxes?

  2. That is genius my friend!! What a great product! and it looks amazing 🙂 Hope you get lots of good snail mail! ( I love snail mail best)

  3. I love this! When I saw your first picture with the before and after side by side, I thought – quick & easy…yeah right. Eating my words though now, that’s my kind of makeover! It looks great!

  4. A slipcover for your mailbox? Love it! I especially love the little planter – how cute is that! It looks great, Tonya!

  5. Looks great! I agree with you about not posting your address but it is on the old mailbox and shows up in at least one of the pictures with your husband. No worries, I’m not going to come and visit – just thought you would want to know.

  6. Lookin good! 🙂

  7. Love this! What a quick and easy way to update your mailbox. I know my mailbox is pretty sad looking right now, too, and this is just awesome!

  8. Whaaaaat?? I didn’t realize they worked like slipcovers!! Beautiful job, Tonya! I love the vincas, too — they are my favorite garden flowers!! So pretty!

  9. I love what you have done. You should come party with us and show of your creativity.
    Have a great weekend!

  10. How cute is that?! I need a makeover for our mailbox, but it sits under our huge oak tree and gets sap and bird stuff all over it, so I’m not sure how long it would stay pretty! 🙂

  11. This turned out great! I’ve got a mailbox facelift on my to-do list. We’ve had so much rain this summer that I haven’t been able to do it yet. Thanks for the inspiration! I’ve pinned it!

  12. So cute! This is so much easier than having to cement a new post in the ground.

  13. OOH! Love it! I stopped by from Thrifty Decor Chick. I think I will have to make a trip to Lowes this week. Our mailbox is looking stikingly similar to your old one. 😉 Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. you have me sold!! a fantastic tutorial & written by a woman….so complete!! TFS

  15. oh I love how this turned out!! Sprucing up our mailbox is on my list! I’m going to look for this at Lowes!
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/creative-ideas-3/ Have a great rest of the weekend.

  16. How do you protect the base of the post from the grass trimmer?

  17. Hello.
    Your mailbox makeover looks great! I purchased the same mailbox recently and was wondering how you attached the mailbox mounting board to the mailbox arm. Did you use butterfly bolts?


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