Sure hand painted mailboxes are beautiful to look at, but what is the use of getting one? I mean, what's the point? If you give me a couple minutes of your time, I will show you that there are many reasons to own a hand painted mailbox, and many uses for them too.
In a word, "Driveway Art Galleria," okay, that's three words, but I think you get the point. Whether you have a curbside post mount mailbox or a house wall mounted mailbox, your mailbox is either at the beginning or end of your driveway. Either way, your mailbox is at the approach of your home and is one of the first things noticed. Animal, floral, and nature lovers will enjoy displaying their beauty on their painted mailboxes to enjoy each time they drive up to their home, but just as enjoyable is sharing that beauty for guests and all who pass by.
Another reason to own a painted mailbox is to prolong the life of a mailbox. Whether the mailbox has a life of 5 years or 10 years, adding acrylic paint and a clear top coat on any mailbox will prolong the life of that mailbox. The clear top coat used on a hand painted mailbox seals over the baked enamel finish of a mailbox providing additional years of longevity to the mailbox life.
Let's not forget all of the uses for a painted mailbox. They make thoughtful and lovely gifts for weddings, holidays and housewarmings. A beautiful hand painted post mount mailbox is the perfect envelope gift-holder (and centerpiece) at a wedding reception. A decorative painted post mount mailbox also makes a wonderful garden box for storage of hand tools and gloves. I've painted post mounts with kitchen decor to use as a breadbox. I've even seen them placed on the floor with their lid up and opened to make for a lovely umbrella holder. A decorative painted wall mount mailbox hung indoors makes for a lovely and versatile mail/bill holder, as well as a lovely wall pocket; hung outdoors, it can be turned into an adorable plant holder filled with small potted plants.
The list of uses for decorative hand painted mailboxes is endless and only limited to your imagination. If you have any uses for a painted mailbox which is not mentioned here, please let me know. I'd love to hear about it.
Please visit Cottage and Cabana to look at some of my very pretty decorative painted mailboxes.
Tina - Cottage and Cabana