Would you love the look of a copper mailbox without the copper price? I’ll show you how to create a copper mailbox for your own home this weekend.
There’s a million things to love in this entrance way… the post and beam structure, the hewn wood and iron table, the dutch door, the blue stone floor…I could go on and on!
The copper accents are a new favorite of mine. The family from episode 3 of Stone House Revival loved to add copper accents to their home too (did you see their kitchen island pendants? amazing). So, we decided to bring some copper to their front porch as well. It’s the little details that bring so much charm to a space.
What you can’t see in this photo is the copper light fixture that hangs above the porch. Wish I had more photos!
We also added a copper bucket for flowers and a copper mailbox…well, it LOOKS like copper.
Let me show you how.
SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED:
- metal mailbox
- 3 variations of copper spray paint
- drop cloth
- screw driver
Here’s what I started with on my own front porch.
I was so in love with the idea of a copper mailbox, I came home an made one for myself when we were finished shooting this episode.
A project like this is the perfect Spring refresher for your porch.
I used a combination of 3 different copper spray paints to get the look I wanted.
I didn’t want the copper to look too new and shiney. If you like the brand new look, you could just choose one color spray and your finished!
I used the shiniest paint color first, then layered with a deeper copper color and finally a hammer copper spray paint. I lightly sprayed the 2nd colors around the mailbox, not spraying directly on the mail box. make sense?
Make sure to open the lid and spray the inside too. It’s a little hard to tell from the photos, but the 3 different shades of copper give the mailbox some age and dimension.
I also removed the newspaper holder from the bottom of the mailbox.
Got it? It’s the perfect weekend project for your porch refresh!
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