For me, it's probably the latter.
Ever since we moved in last May, we have had to deal with one of the world's ugliest and LOUDEST mailboxes ever...
Here's a better close up shot.
|*Our address has been blurred to protect the guilty*|
So I bet you can guess my excitement when I
|It may not be outlet prices, but you can still buy them from Pottery Barn.com as seen HERE|
I put it under my arm like a football and made a bee-line for the checkout like someone was about to try and tackle me if they saw how awesome of a score this mailbox was.
Update: I made a safe checkout (no one even tried tackling me... sad face... for ONCE I want to be involved in a shopping brawl like in the movies... then come home victorious, with a black eye, and brag to Chris while mounting my treasure on the mantle like the trophy I'm sure it is... ... ... sigh, someday...someday)
The only thing that I had to change on this awesome mailbox was the color. Normally I would leave it that oiled-rubbed bronze-y color, but since our shutters, roof, and the address plaque that my mom got for us when we moved in were all black, I thought it would look best if they all matched.
Enter, my good friend, spray paint...
Here you can see the contrast of the before/after...
|don't worry, I gave the inside a spray down too :-)|
Anyway, here's the new and improved view of the mailbox.
Do you guys like it? Where is your mailbox at your house? Up near your door or down by your driveway? Props to our mailman for walking to each door everyday!