{Thrifty Thursday} You’ve Got Mail

I don’t know about you, but my family is the WORST about bringing mail in and letting it land on the counter…TOTAL pet peeve of mine. I knew I needed to find something I could mount on the wall to get the mail off the counter for good. Well the heavens parted one day at Goodwill when I was thrifting and I found this little guy for around $1 I believe. I remembering being SUPER SHOCKED about the sticker price…constantly surprised about the treasures I find…one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure!
For this project I wanted to keep the basic feel of the piece but it needed some sprucing up.
My materials included black matte spray paint and porcelain pens from Micheal’s. Only problem with the pens was that one didn’t work {peroxide green} and the other was too dark {burnt orange.} I selected these because they match my Tuscan theme {aka they were out of white} but since they didn’t work out I just had to roll with it and I actually thought a glossy grey might be nice. In entered my American Apparel nail polish {Echo Park…used to live here BTW.}  Because if you know me I like to get things done even if it means getting creative!

First I applied a much needed coat of matte black spray paint to give a nice even + finished look and let that dry for a bit.
Then I free hand painted on the raised metal part of the box, let dry and VIOLA! I was considering leaving it as is but I think my additions give it the needed touch!
Do you have a thrifted find that you need to revamp?
Rachel of Harding Family Happenings is a contributor for A Night Owl.
Rachel H
Hi, I’m Rachel! As far back as I can remember I have had a serious passion for making things look beautiful. True joy comes to me in creating a design that brings the sparkle out of an individual that they can let shine for all to see. I find most of my inspiration from my husband Ryan and our two children Reegan and Flecther. Join us at Harding Happenings for some serious entertainment via my family + design ideas and tips via me.
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  1. This is the cutest DIY project! I completely agree, one man’s trash is another’s treasure! I love thrifting and finding neat little tid bits at places like Goodwill!
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  2. Ruthie Hart says:

    it is gorgeous!! what an awesome find at goodwill. Our mailbox is literally 3 blocks away but I check it everyday…I am weird I love mail! And then it sits on our bar :-) hahaha

  3. I love the idea of having a wall mount for the mail! In our house, we bring it in, and it lands on the kitchen table until we go through it. We need to change that!

  4. You’ve got mail! That is brilliant. You brought that drab mailbox back to life. It’s so chic and cool now. Great job!
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  5. I actually stopped at this huge Salvation Army that I pass every day on my way home from work and ended up getting six new treasues for twenty dollars. TWENTY DOLLARS!!! Seriously, one mans trash is like treasure hunting for me! :)

  6. What an awesome find! I could use something like this too.
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  7. Looks great! Hopefully your fam will start using it :-)
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  8. Awesome job! I love the fresh, new look. I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com.

  9. I revamp everything I find :) the mailbox looks great

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  11. I love the nail polish solution! Cute!
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  12. Cute! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you’ll be back next week!

  13. Love this! We have the same problem. I’ll be on the lookout from now on at the thrift store.
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  14. That is so cool! I love repurposing things! I really need to get to the thrift store! If I were not already following you, I would follow you again! :)
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  15. I love the white on black, what a cute project! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  16. SOOOO cute!!!! I love this! I NEVER find good things at the thrift store- EVER!!!

    • Oh no! Stephanie you have to go often! there aren’t always good finds, but if you often enough you’ll find something. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Oh!!! LOVE this Rachel!!! I want one!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)
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  18. Ok… my family does that, too! Sometimes the kids even leave the mail in the front yard! Your mail carrier is just such a perfect solution! Great job!

    Take care,

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