Repurposed Vintage Mailbox Door Planter


Happy Monday, Friends! Did you have a nice Easter weekend? I got to see Ginger Grand's Easter basket when I chatted with my kids in Colorado, then enjoyed a lovely lunch in the garden with Favorite Son and Darling DIL. Today I have a simple repurposed planter project you can create to show off your spring blooms... 


repurposed vintage mailbox planter


When I scored this vintage mailbox at an estate sale last fall, it reminded me of the one from my childhood home, and I knew I wanted to repurpose it as a planter.


repurposed vintage mailbox planter


To make your own, start by giving it a coat of spray paint. I used Rust-Oleum Chalked spray paint in Linen White. After painting my dining chairs, I had just enough left over from the two cans I won in a giveaway. I used two heavy duty magnetic hooks in the bracket slots to hang it on my metal door. 


repurposed vintage mailbox planter


Next, use vinyl letters or a stencil to add a greeting on the inside of the lid. You can see my greeting was an afterthought after adding my flowers and herbs, but I'd recommend doing it before. 


repurposed vintage mailbox planter
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Now you're ready to add your flowers and/or greenery. I used Lady Banks roses and fresh thyme from the garden, but you can add fresh or faux, whichever you prefer. I hung my planter on my front door, but I may eventually hang it on the garden gate. 


repurposed vintage mailbox planter





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13 comments:

  1. So clever of a use for an old mail box...I had one of those growing up too...great idea.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

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  2. Oh I love it! What a sweet mailbox too! I had to pin this. This would look so adorable on my front porch which is on my future to do-list of makeovers! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. Love that idea! I think it would look great on any porch! And can be updated seasonally so you never get tired of it!

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  4. Outstanding! I love it...you are so creative! Now if it would just stop snowing here long enough to grow something I could get busy!! ;)

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  5. Very pretty Cecilia. A nice welcome your guest.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  6. That white and yellow is a lovely contrast against your door. Sometimes I hate having a glass French door; my wreathes or equivalents go on the hall closet door instead! Hope your Easter was as lovely as ours!

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  7. Great repurpose! Your mailbox turned out so cute and it would also look great on the garden gate.

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  8. This is so charming, Cecilia...and I love the greeting, too!

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  9. So pretty! I would love to find a vintage mailbox!

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  10. Love this! I have our old mailbox in the basement and just may turn it into a planter like you did.

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  11. I had one of these growing up also. This is a clever idea.

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  12. You made a lovely planter!! I did not know about spray chalk paint, good to know.

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  13. Great minds think alike ....I have a repurposed mailbox as a planter on my front porch. Love it. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Waste Not Wednesday link party. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to this week.

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