Sunday, April 1, 2012

Planting the mail box

Yesterday my husband and I redid our mailbox.  It has been in poor shape ever since we moved into this house.  I hate to admit we left it in such bad shape for so long.  
Before

This is the before.  Our poor mailbox sitting in a broken ugly flower planter.  We knew we had a few choices here.  We could concrete it into the ground or we could upgrade it into a nicer planter, or we could build a brick bed around it.  So we headed out to home depot to price out our options and decided we would replant out mailbox into a new nicer planter.  We had fun picking some flowers to finish it off with.  So then came the fun part we broke off the old planter and found ourselves with a very heavy mailbox in a whole lot of concrete.  We got it into the new planter and filled in the edges with rocks then added some dirt.  We finished off the look with our flowers and a little bit of mulch.  There you have it $30 later we were all set with a mailbox that has so much more curb appeal!
After

Now to just get some grass growing in all those bare spots!!


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13 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful! I'd love to do this to mine...thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  2. Your mailbox looks really nice, I love the planter idea!

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  3. I like it! It turned out nicely. I need to do something to my mailbox as well.

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  4. I really like that idea.
    it turned out beautiful.
    Minta

    Stopping by from Pitch it to me.

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  5. Very pretty. It is amazing what a simple little fix up will do to the whole curb appeal of your house. It looks great!

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  6. love the after!! what a pretty idea to add a nice touch of curb appeal :)

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  7. Cute idea and I love the new look

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  8. Great idea! The upgrade looks great :)

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  10. It looks great and everything around is so green I can't wait for things to green up where I live. I love your blog i'm so glad I found it. I'm now following on GFC. I would love it if you stopped by to visit me @http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    I host a Sunday linky party every week if you would like to come and share.
    Rose

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  11. It's amazing how these small touches make everything look oh so much better? Thanks for sharing yours this week at BeColorful
    pam

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  12. Tori, I LOVE this! We have a mailbox surrounded by some crazy some-years-flowering-some-years-not bush that we say we are going to remove everrrrrrrrry spring! I'd love to incorporate your idea so we could have a nice lovely bloom to go with the mail. Thanks for the inspiration!

    We'd love to have you back for this week's Destination: Inspiration party going on at Teagan's Travels

    http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/04/destination-inspiration-linky-party-10.html

    Thanks, Michelle

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