5 Ways to Upgrade Your Mailbox

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

Need another weekend DIY project? Add sprucing up your mailbox to the to-do list. If your letterbox hasn’t been replaced in some time, chances are it could use a little tweaking, which is the perfect solution if you aren’t looking to buy a new one. 


Paint & Contact Paper

Julien K. shared this mailbox makeover on Hometalk, citing that she prefers to restore things in working condition, rather than throwing them out and shelling out money for something new. Julien coated her old and rusty brass box with navy paint and inserted wood grain contact paper inside for extra charm.



This stylish letterbox previously sported a golf-inspired painting. However, once its new owner Sara Bates moved in, she couldn’t bare the sight of it much longer. Head to Hometalk to see how she went about this project.



Add cheer to the neighborhood with a patterned box, using a vibrant or pastel color palette – or a mix of the two, just as Studio DIY did.


Spray Paint

Spray Paint & Chardonnay modernized her red brick home with this chic wall-mounted box. After coating the mailbox with matte grey paint, she adhered gold-painted numbers for a more up-to-date look.



This mailbox needed some serious TLC (no really, go look at the before pictures). The existing mount was spray painted, a new black box was attached, and a custom family monogram was adhered. Get the free cut file from Rustic Honey.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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