‘My rusty brass mailbox was screaming for an update.’ Look at her idea

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I’m a big fan of restoring perfectly good items instead of throwing them out and buying new ones. One of those things is our mailbox. It works perfectly well, but is very old and has heavy rust stains. I decided to give it a makeover with a contact paper lining for an extra special touch. Enjoy!


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Time: 45 Minutes Cost: $15 Difficulty: Easy

mailbox makeover with contact paper liner
Boring, old, rusty brass mailbox (screaming for an update)!
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner
SUPPLIES:
– Mailbox
– Rust-Oluem Gloss Protective Enamel Spray Paint (Navy)
– Adhesive Contact Paper
– Ruler
– Sandpaper
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner

You can buy the wood contact paper used in this project here.

Step 1: Remove the mailbox from the front door area.
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner
Step 2: Give it a clean with some heavy-duty cleaner. Don’t forget to give the inside a good wipe too!
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner
Step 3: Using sandpaper, sand any rough edges, old rust build-up and debris off of the mailbox.
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner
Get your paint-ready! I used Rust-Oleum Gloss Protective Enamel in Navy. It stops rust from forming – perfect for an outdoor mailbox.
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner
Step 4: Spray paint your mailbox any color you’d like.
Let one coat dry, and apply a second coat. Be sure to paint all sides, as well as the inside of the mailbox too.
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner
Step 5: Measure the inside of your mailbox flap (length and width).
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner
Step 6: Cut out the appropriate size (to fit within the inside flap) from your adhesive contact paper.
mailbox makeover with contact paper liner

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