Are you the type of person who loves to stand out in a crowd? If so, chance are you don’t want your home to look like every other house on the block.
If you want to add some quick and easy flair to your curb, consider adding a hand painted mailbox to your property. Since your landscaping can be used to show your personality, so can your mailbox.
If you’re artistic you can always choose to paint your own scene or design on your box. However, most homeowners choose to purchase a pre-painted mailbox.
If you do decide to paint your own box, be sure to do it with the mailbox door open.
Don’t close the door until the box has completely dried or you may find you’ve painted the door together permanently!
Hand painted mailboxes are available with various scenic pictures, sports logos, floral designs and any other design you could possibly dream up.
Like any other decorative mailbox, you must always ensure your hand painted mailbox fits into the lengthy and strict list of USPS mailbox regulations.
Most of the rules don’t apply directly to the color or design your mailbox has. Instead, the rules generally apply to the type of mailbox (size, height).
Thus, most often you can paint whatever you’d like on your box and still be within regulation.
Those who are interested in artistic backyard decor can also use hand painted mailboxes as yard decoration, instead of for the practical purpose of holding mail.
Homeowners have used them as bird houses and planters as well!