Decorative painter Lesie Pease (who does an awesome side-line in dog portraits, by the way) provides a fun how-to tutorial for recycling a rusty old metal mailbox… with the magic of colorful craft paints.
She’s picked a vegetable theme for the rural-style mailbox, with realistic little mushrooms, radishes, purple potatoes, green peppers, a whole veggie garden!
I especially like the clusters of green peas (perhaps a pun on her name?) and — too clever! — a carrot for the traditional “you’ve got mail” flag.
The step-by-step photos… don’t they make you just want to rush out and give some sort of metal box a painted makeover?