Painted Mailbox Ideas: 15 Unique and Colorful DIY Designs
Looking for a quick and easy way to improve your curb appeal? Try one of these unique and colorful DIY painted mailbox ideas this weekend!
A small thing that can make a big difference when it comes to your home’s curb appeal is an attractive mailbox. Your home can be immaculate, your landscaping is taken care of…but if your mailbox is rusty or barely standing up, the first impression is ruined.
Have no fear! A mailbox makeover is a simple DIY that anyone can tackle over a weekend (even if you’re a total beginner). Most mailbox makeovers all involve one simple task – PAINT!
Whether it’s a handpainted design, lettering, or spray paint makeover – paint can totally transform your mailbox. Get inspired with these unique and colorful painted mailbox ideas.
Wondering what to do with your old mailbox? Maybe you found one and you want to upcycle it and give it new life. That's exactly what I did with the one I found at our local rehab store. I painted it in a garden theme and turned it into garden storage and now I have a place to store my mini shovel and garden gloves. See the full makeover and tutorial!
Hello Sunshine! Spray paint and a stencil make this old mailbox happy again. I love the map paper pennant and it's easy to make. There are lots of different things you can do with an old mailbox. This painted mailbox is going to live its new life as craft storage, what would you use it for?
We wallpaper our homes, why not "wallpaper" your mailbox? Modge Podge and scrapbook paper in a fun pattern are easy to add to the inside of your painted mailbox. I love the vintage vibe of this cute mailbox! It will put a smile on the postman's face the next time he, or she, delivers your mail!
The mailbox is usually the last thing anyone thinks about when they buy a home. You get your mail in it, who cares? A nice painted mailbox adds to the curb appeal of your home so it shouldn't be overlooked. A couple of coats of exterior paint is the perfect way to update an old mailbox. Bonus points if you add extras like these cute planters. I love that navy color!
It doesn't take long for a mailbox to fade in the bright sun and if yours has, it's probably time for a refresh. Consider painting it to match your house. Don't forget the flag, it probably needs some love too! That red flag really pops against the grey of this painted mailbox. Make sure to use outdoor paint with a rust inhibitor if your mailbox is exposed to the elements.
You buy a new mailbox and it's plain boring white. What do you do? Paint it of course! The copper color of this painted mailbox will fool anyone just walking by. You would never guess it wasn't real copper. Painting the paper holder and the pole give it a cohesive look.
Don't let your mailbox get so bad that it can't be fixed. Be proactive and give it a makeover so you don't have to replace the whole darn thing. A fresh coat of paint and a little repair to the pole and this mailbox looks as good as new. Details matter and the red of the handle and flag stand out against the white and black. I love the monogram letter on the lid too!
House numbers matter! Your mailbox needs to have your house number on it and they need to stand out. The food delivery guy needs to be able to find you after dark to deliver that pizza! Adding outdoor vinyl letters to your mailbox is easy when you have a Cricut. Choose a bright color, like this teal, and you will never miss a single delivery. It really stands out on that black painted mailbox.
Choosing the right paint color for your mailbox refresh can be hard. Although you might be tempted to go with your colorful first choice (if it makes you happy then do it!), will it actually look good hanging on your house? While I love the color this one was painted the first time (You have to go check it out!), I agree that the final paint job looks much better against the outside of the house.
A plain white painted mailbox is the perfect backdrop for the gold monogram decal on the side. The red flag stands out and won't be missed by the mail carrier when it's flying by. When considering whether or not to put your last name on your mailbox, I would err on the side of caution and go with just a first letter for privacy.
White and black are great contrasting colors for a mailbox. The red flag stands out and the addition of solar lights makes it easy to see at night. White is always a good choice to make it look clean and fresh!
Sometimes your old mailbox is just too far gone to fix. Don't be sad, buying a new one and painting it the color you want is the perfect solution. I love this modern house-shaped mailbox! You can leave the bare metal and let it age in the weather or you can paint it!
Customizing your mailbox to your decor style or to the region where you live is a great way to transform an old mailbox and give it something extra. When you think coastal decor, seashells immediately come to mind, but why not make it fun and choose lobsters? I love those little guys inside the mailbox! Turquoise and red are a striking combination and imagine the postal carrier's surprise when the door is opened and there are lobsters inside. It puts a smile on my face just thinking about it!
The patina of aging copper has a certain appeal. Waiting for it to happen naturally can be a long wait. Speed up the process on your painted mailbox with this easy tutorial and get that aged copper look in no time!
Gold and black are a classic color combination and look great on this painted mailbox. Different paint mediums were used in this makeover and the name stencil was done with a sharpie paint pen. Much easier to control than paint and a paintbrush!
Which of these creative mailboxes is your favorite?