Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DIY Letterbox Umbrella




Do I mention enough, how rad I think my boyfriend is? He had the idea (actually I think it was a combined light bulb moment) of making our letter box an umbrella because our packages sometimes get wet. We went down to the plaza and the only small umbrella we could find was decked out in a football team's colours and logos. The lady at the counter warned us (after we told her our mailbox idea) that the umbrella was so cool someone might nick it :p Mmm we're not really sports people, so that was kind of lost on us, lol.  Anyway when we got home Ben decorated it with his recent spray can loot (we've both been practising with the cans..they're hard!) and then we strung it up... ta-da...no more wet mail. It's been up for a while now and no one has pinched it, I think the new colours might be a deterrent :) lol

P.S. I personally LOVE junk mail but I live with a bunch of commercial haters, so no trash for me :(
P.S.S. You can see my spray paint attempt over at my other blog, yes I have more than one blog, crazies!  Be warned it is extremely cat-centric!

16 comments:

  1. This is a really cute idea!! Fun and functional!
    ~Sara

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  2. it got me wondering why all mailboxes don't have umbrellas but then perhaps they do there function and keep mail safe and dry :P lol

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  3. haha I love it! what a great idea! And I personally love the new colours - I think I'd be tempted to steal it :-P

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  4. That is the cutest!!! I want a letterbox umbrella too.

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  5. On an updated note, the August winds havee hit and I can see where it has it's downfalls, lol, still cute and still not stolen, yipee!!

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  6. that is just gotta be the cutest mailbox I have ever seen!

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  7. eheh,i love it :D currently my letterbox is a part of the front door and it's quite safe from rain,but it should be bigger but i could see myself do this :D

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  8. I think our problem was we get too many packages that stick out, well, Ben does - too many sticker packs with paper stickers that don't like water :P

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  9. That is so creative!! I love the spray paint job too. You guys knocked it out of the park ♥

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  10. Hahaha, love it! Your guy has the greatest ideas :) and now you sure have the coolest letterbox in the neighborhood!

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  11. This is one of the most cutest and loveliest things I've ever seen, haha. So adorable.

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