Another Mailbox - What to do?

lpaltaAugust 9, 2010

Okay, I picked this up at a garage sale. It is three times larger than the average mailbox. Of course, I am going to give it a paint job, but then...what???

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I have 2 of those--One holds cat food (sits up like the second photo) the other one I use in the garden. It holds
gloves, trowel and cutters, paper towels, white vinegar (in a glass bottle and is for the fire ant bites)and other garden things I need.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 10:11AM
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Marlene Kindred

And, believe it or not, I had a cat one time who LOVED sleeping in the old mailbox I had in my garden. I gave up trying to keep garden trowels in it and put a cushion in there for her. She used it for years.

You could also paint it a bright color and plant it with something that trails.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 11:11AM
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OMG Marlene, that's what I will do. I can't wait to paint it. This will be the first floor of my little Inspector's home!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 11:17AM
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Crafty Gardener

I have a couple, one I use as a bird feeder set up on a post in the garden. We put peanuts inside it and the bluejays love to swoop in and get them. The other I used for garden tool, gloves etc and keep it on the edge of my workbench.

Here is a link that might be useful: mailbox feeder

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 10:22AM
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