INSIDE : Check out this collection of the Best Mailbox Painting Ideas. No longer does your mailbox need to be an eyesore in the neighborhood, a quick easy paint update can do wonders! Or you can even adding some flowers or plants to make your mailbox standout a bit more in your yard.
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It’s often the small things that can really bring a big impact to your home and one of those small improvements is refreshing your mailbox!
There are so many types of mailboxes, wooden post mailboxes, metal post mailboxes, mailboxes surrounded by brick, mailboxes surrounded by stucco (mine) and then even just individual mail slot type boxes to hold your mail.
These easy mailbox painting and update ideas will have you ready to give your mailbox post a quick makeover this weekend.
A few years ago I painted my mailbox and address tiles and it’s held up perfectly! It went from the same exact color as the stucco surround with RED address tiles, to a much more sophisticated color with moody blue address numbers – so much better.
So whether you want to build a post from scratch or give a new look to the one mailbox you can – these simple ideas will help you do just that.
Spruce up your Mailbox
Painting your mailbox is a simple way to really upgrade and update the look of your curb appeal. You can see the detailed steps I shared when I painted my mailbox and address tiles. Giving your mailbox a new coat of paint is a great way to add a touch of personality to your home and make it stand out from the neighborhood.
If you are looking to just update your address numbers on the mailbox, but don’t want to paint them on these modern black numbers are adhesive and look very sharp. I also like these white reflective number stickers.
Choose a timeless mailbox style
If you are getting a new mailbox all together, take into consideration what your home looks like and purchase a mailbox that will match your home overall style.
Cleanup the area surrounding your mailbox
Do you have weeds growing all around your mailbox area? This is the perfect time to clean up the surrounding areas. Think about removing grass and adding a small garden bed near your mailbox. Maybe add some decorative edging or even a rock border to add some interest here. Even a few potted plants are a happy and colorful addition.
Add a backdrop screen to your mailbox
I love how Ursula built a trendy mailbox statement screen for her dual mailboxes. Adding either a wooden screen or even a minimal metal backdrop is a great way to hide clutter, screen overgrown vegetation or just set your mailbox apart from the rest!
Let’s check out these 13 modern mailbox ideas!
Looking for my other outdoor Curb Appeal projects? Look no further! - Give your Curb Appeal a fresh look with paint - Painting your Garage Door - Painting your Mailbox and Address Tiles - How to Easily Repair Minor Wood Rot - Install Faux Garage Door Windows - Decorative Garage Door Hardware - DIY Wooden Sunburst Doormat
How tall should a mailbox post be?
The U.S. Postal Service has official guidelines concerning the size, placement, and installation of a new mailbox outside of your home. Your mailbox post should be tall enough so that your mailbox is positioned 41″ to 45″ from the road to the bottom of the mailbox to allow the mail carrier easy access from their vehicle.