DIY Mailbox Upgrades


Are you ready to upgrade your mailbox? If so, adding a unique touch to your mailbox doesn’t require an expensive contractor—just a bit of imagination and a few basic DIY skills. Making an upgrade to the look and feel of your mailbox can make a huge impact on the exterior of your home, and with a few simple projects, you can have a beautiful and interesting mailbox that not only looks great but is still functional.

One of the easiest (and most aesthetically pleasing) mailbox upgrades is to add some colorful florals to the base. You can choose a variety of flowers or plants to flatten the area around your mailbox, providing it with a soft, natural aesthetic. To get started, dig the ground surrounding the mailbox, ensuring that the soil is broken up well. Plant the tallest flowers or plants in the center and surround them with shorter pieces for an even look. To add a nice finish, add a layer of garden soil afterwards and encase it in edging such as marble chips or mulch.

 to Make Your Home Look Gorgeous and Improve Curb Appeal

 to Make Your Home Look Gorgeous and Improve Curb Appeal

Turning your mailbox into something more interesting is within your reach, too! If you’re looking to add a burst of color to your curb, you can get creative with a bit of spray paint and create the ombre effect. Start by removing the mailbox from its stand, priming the actual box with a coat or two of exterior paint, and then spray painting the desired hues. Starting with the lightest color at the top third, use increasing intensities so that each color gradually transitions and blends together. To prevent chipping or any weather damage, add a clear sealant for an extra layer of protection.

 to Make Your Home Look Gorgeous and Improve Curb Appeal

Don’t forget about the inside of your mailbox, too—you can customize that space just as much! Line the inside with a pattern of your choice, such as a beachy look with seashells or a flowery design. To apply, grab some scrapbooking paper or wrapping paper with the pattern glued to the inside of your mailbox with some Mod Podge and a foam brush. Make sure to cover its entirety with the paper and brush the glue smooth for a perfect finish.

If you love fashioning a more subtle touch to your mailbox, you can spray paint the numbers as a final finishing touch. Pick a color that meshes well with the outside of your house and mailbox, spray paint the numbers according to your address, and after drying, reattach them.

Ready to upgrade your mailbox? With a few creative touches that don’t break the bank, you can make an interesting upgrade that caters to any style. Whether you want to incorporate florals, vibrant hues in an ombre pattern, or line the inside, you can make your own unique mailbox in no time at all!

  • April 27, 2021