Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Mailbox...

Last October, I spray painted some metal, embossed it, sanded it and stuck it outside... for the Winter! In mid February, during a thaw, I went outside, searched through the dirty, melting snow for my metal pieces and took these pictures...


Now, I live in New England. South of Boston as a matter of fact, and we do get some snow. Lots, some years. This past Winter was one of those years. Lots and lots of snow.
I don't know if you can tell from the photos but the black embossed piece is the Rock Star Black metal from Ten Seconds Studio. The yellow, was something I spray painted. On the back of the yellow is the Copper color - I used the Art Metal Copper from Ten Seconds Studio. Both pieces were embossed, even though it's harder to see on the copper colored one. It's there. And it didn't flake off! The Rock Star Black flaked off just a bit but the copper colored one was something to work with!
Last year, Robin from Blue Hills asked me to do a mailbox class. After some research, I decided that it should be pretty easy. Unfortunately the class didn't run and so I forgot about it. Well the other day a woman called Bev at the Scrapbook Cupboard and asked about my mailbox. And I thought, I haven't posted photos of that yet, I should do it today. It's beautiful out! So, while taking a break from getting ready for a busy upcoming weekend, I took some photos and thought I'd post them....

Look, I haven't even taken care of the snow shovel yet, you just NEVER know when snow will fall here in New England. - Although I think I'm safe and can properly hang it until Fall.
Here are a few more close up shots...


















It's like no other mailbox on the street, that's for sure!

2 comments:

SDC Texas said...

Beautiful mailbox. As usual you astound me with your projects. The photos turned out well and glad it made it through the winter.

Ibis said...

Your mailbox is just amazing. I hope you feel proud of it every day as you retrieve your mail. I love it!