Thursday, April 23, 2015

Farmhouse Mail holder

Thank God it's almost Friday! What a week! I did have time to redo another piece of decor for our kitchen command center! I'm excited to show you guys the transformation this mail holder has undergone! I got this cute piece at hobby lobby two years ago with my sister (crazy to think we have been in our home for two years now!), when I was visiting back home! I got it 60% off because of some dents it had! Score!! It worked great in our kitchen when I was going with a red color scheme but now that I'm headed down a more neutral path I needed a change! I have been eyeing down a galvanized envelope mail tray at target for awhile now!  
You can see more about this on Target's website by clicking here!
It's a steal right now at $14.99 plus 10% off but me being a cheapo, figured that I could make my own version with the mail tray I already had! 
Here's how!
First I gave it a good dusting, its been sitting in the back of a closet for probably half a year! Then I took some coarse grit sandpaper and sanded it all!  After that I wiped it down with a lint free rag and painted the whole thing black! 
 Next I took a "sponge brush" and dabbed the whole thing with metallic craft paint! This is what I got!
I liked it but felt like there needed to be something to break all the "metal color" up! So I made these bad boys up on the computer and printed them out on regular printer paper!
After that I took modge podge and put a think layer of it on the backs of the "number decals"! Then take another thin layer and put that over the front of the "decals"! And that was it! 
I have yet to hang this where it will eventually go because I have about a million ideas right now for the command center! Once I can convince my husband to help me make some things then I will have a better idea of where to put it! I hope I am not boring you all with my decor "redoes"! I promise that there is an awesome project in the works that has nothing to do with decor! Hopefully it will be done this weekend! Happy Thursday!!

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  1. Your mailbox turnout great! I will have to keep my out for one.

  2. Very nice. Thank you for sharing on Idea Box link party!

  3. Love this - the style of your new mail holder is so up my alley (and much cuter than the Target version!). Thanks for sharing on Best of the Nest!

  4. Love the transformation of your mailbox - and your paint technique. Such a difference. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  5. I love the final look. It came out so awesome and the numbers look so much better on it than the words it had before.
    Visiting from the Much Ado About Monday link party! Have a great week.
    Kate |

  6. Love the look of this mail holder! What a transformation and great job!! Have a great day!

    1. Thank you so much! Hope you have a great day as well!

  7. Your mail holder turned out so pretty! It looks like galvanized metal and I love those labels! Nice to meet you at Merry Monday, and heading over to follow on instagram...

  8. So cute, you did a great job!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

  9. I love how it turned out! I'm in the process of creating a command center too.
    Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

  10. Great re-do. I like your version alot better then the original. Great job.

    P.s. Your Blog Banner is cute as well ;)


  11. I wish I had found this last week when I was agonizing over mail sorters that weren't what I wanted. Now I have to make my own, which is just silly. Yours looks beautiful and I love the paint job. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  12. What a lovely transformation! So cute and functional!