Well it is that time again! Football season is finally upon us and just in time for a mailbox makeover! A few weeks ago, I went out to check the mail and let’s just say our mailbox has seen better days! We used to have a black plastic mailbox that rarely would shut and this time one of the hinges broke off.
It occurred to Alex and I that maybe it was time to bite the bullet and buy a new mailbox. This gave me the perfect opportunity to do something crafty with it! Alex loves his Huskers, so I wanted to find a mailbox that I could spray paint red and use white vinyl for the N. Alex decided a white mailbox with red vinyl would match their helmets, so that is what I did. I did not like the color of red that I could find, so I decided to use acrylic pain and use the vinyl as a stencil. This ended up being what I like to call a DIY “fail” as I let the paint dry before ripping off the stencil. Let’s just say I made a huge mess of it and ended the afternoon scrubbing the paint off in the sink. It came off pretty well and I decided after that hassle, the darker red vinyl would just have to work!