(for less than $100)
We have been wanting to update our mailbox for 9 years!
What in the world took so long?
WELL, many other "to-do" projects and oh yeah, children!
We could not ignore it any longer, it was leaning so bad that the Mail Carrier began walking up the driveway to hand me the mail.
I think she was being subtle?
You can see in the picture above how much it was leaning (and how ugly it was).
We tried our best to prop it up with large rocks we gathered on one of our trips to several New England Beaches.
Now I'm wondering if that would be stealing?
Hmm, we are Native New Englanders and they say possession is 9/10 of the law, so......?
My wonderful Mr. Fix-it Hubby. We purchased a kit from Lowes. It included the post wrap (plastic). The we purchased the mail box and the new wooden post separately. The old wooden post was rotted. This is when we found out that the old post was never cemented in. This would explain why it was always swaying in the wind. After cementing it, it now stands sturdy :-)
My husband has a creative side to him that he has most recently been taping into.
Remember the Laundry Closet Make-Over? He had a lot of input into the design and storage ideas too!
It turned out quite nice, Thanks Hubby!
Here lies the old mailbox & termite riddled post on the dead grass! (how fitting)
The next task will be to plant something flowering around the post to "dress it up" a bit. With it being the dead of summer, we may just wait till Spring, or maybe some mums in the Fall, what do you think?
Have a Great Day,