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Custom Color-Blocked Mailbox

Here's an easy project to give your home some curb appeal. Remember, a mailbox is oftentimes the first impression for visitors and passerby, so what kind of statement would yours make? Using craft paint and stencils, your mailbox can be given a quick makeover to match the colors of your home, represent a house number, monogram, or family name.

plaid decor mailbox

Photography: John Armitage

Source: Martha Stewart


  1. Paint entire mailbox with "Rainwater" craft paint and let dry; apply a second coat if needed. Let dry for 24 hours.
    plaid decor mailbox materials
  2. Tape off the bottom section of mailbox as shown in photo. Paint below the tape with "Pewter" metallic craft paint and let dry.
  3. Select the numbers from the stencils pack and apply with stencil tape to mailbox in the metallic-painted area.
  4. Using stencil brush, stencil numbers in "Rainwater" craft paint as shown.
  5. Let air dry completely for 24 hours.

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