Personalize Your Mailbox

June 10, 2020
Mountain scene painting on mailbox

At the age of 8, I started painting my parent’s mailbox. It made me feel like a professional artist and it gave my parents a personalized mailbox that stood out from the rest in the neighborhood. At 22 my parents asked for a new mailbox after the old one had fallen apart. This time a detailed mountain scene was added to their mailbox to show off the fact that they really did live in the mountains (in case anyone was confused). And now after another 7 years of having that mailbox, chipped by the Colorado weather and a broken flag, it was time for a new personalized mailbox.

Personalize your mailbox to add to your curbside appeal and to really make your home something personal. It’s quick and easy and cost-effective. Some basic acrylic paint, paintbrushes, and a top coat are all that’s need to transform your simple white/black mailbox into something that stands out from the neighbors and feels like your own.

The mailboxes I paint for my parents always have a mountain theme to them. You would describe my mother’s style as colorful so I always go above and beyond with colors. The first mailbox was simple flowers decorating the sides. The second mailbox a detailed realist mountain scene. This time around I went with a simplified mountain scene that still brought out a multitude of colors. I also chose to really utilize the white space of the mailbox which flowed nicely with their white mailbox stand. Of course for your mailbox, you could choose to cover every inch with color.

As with any blank canvas, your mailbox can be anything you want it to be. Paint it a solid color that stands out, add abstract designs on it or paint a detailed scene that represents who your family is. There is no wrong way to decorate your mailbox. Even better, if you decide you don’t like it, you can always paint over it. There’s no way to go wrong to personalize your mailbox.

Finished mountain painting on mailbox

Quick Tips:

  • When painting with Acrylic on the metal you’ll have to layer the paint so that it isn’t transparent.
  • Another option is to use spray paint and stencils which will stick to the metal a little easier.
  • A top coat of some sort of clear acrylic spray needs to be applied and re-applied 1x a year to make sure your paint doesn’t chip.
  • Don’t forget to include your house numbers on the front of your mailbox