Sometimes it’s the little projects around the house that make me the happiest. That’s kind of how I feel about the mailbox.
We’ve had the same old yucky and rusty mailbox since buying our house in 2010. I truly hated that mailbox. But there were more pressing matters, and it got put off. You can see it behind the yucky lamp post (also a sore spot for me) in this original house photo.
Well, the mailbox made it on the baby list. And I had been painting a new mailbox the week that Henry arrived. Ryan installed it after we got home and I’m so darn happy with it I could scream.
Isn’t it pretty? It goes so much better with the house now. Ryan simply installed the post over the existing metal post (which had concrete holding it in the ground). I put a few coats of paint on a metal mailbox and it made all the difference.
Now we just need some house numbers and the railings painted. And maybe a porch swing? Anyhoo, for now, I’m pretty content with our new mailbox.
And don’t even get me started with how much I adore the flower pots.
Or the Asiatic lilies.
Because that conversation may take all night.
So, what do you think of our little mailbox spruce-up?