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3 steps that will transform the way your old mailbox looks

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Gone are the days when mails would actually be dropped into our mailboxes. Today they generally get delivered to our email accounts. If you are one of the few fortunate ones who still has pen-friends who send you postcards, this post is for you. Instead of having those boring mailboxes, we teach you how to upgrade your old letter box and turn it into a classy mail holder.

Materials needed

Shovel
Wood
Cement mix
Cast stone post
Old mail box
Spray paint
Screws
Address sign

Method

Step 1 

mailbox - step 1

It’s best to place your mail box in your lawn. So the first thing you will need to do is to dig a 4×4 deep hole using a shovel. It doesn’t need to be perfect, just deep enough to hold a log of wood. Once the hole has been dug, place the wood and secure it with some cement.

Check for instructions that come with the ready to mix cement and prepare a mixture. Once the cement is ready, pour the concrete mixture into the hole around the log and secure it. Let is sit for over an hour or until it has
hardened.

Step 2

step 2 fin

Using a spirit level, check the level of the log which has to be straight. Now either you could paint the wooden log, cover it with pebbles or hide it using a store bought cast stone mail post. If you are purchasing one from a store then
remember to check its size.

Now carry the cast stone post and place it over the log and secure it well. If your post is bigger – you could fill it up using the remaining concrete mixture. Now place the cap stone on the top and let is dry overnight.

Step 3

step 3

Now give your old mail box a makeover by spray painting it with some bright colors. Using some screws, place your mail box onto the post and secure it. Now you could either spray paint your address or put up a signboard that has your address on it.

So instead of sending your loved ones ‘emails’ how about sending them postcards or letters, so you could wait for a mail too!

Nidhi C Thacker for IndiaProperty.com

Image:  http://www.beneathmyheart.net/2013/04/mailbox-makeover-improving-curb-appeal/

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