DIY Projects & Crafts DIY Home Projects How to Customize Your Mailbox With Color-Blocked Paint Boost your home's curb appeal with this easy mailbox project. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on July 18, 2017 Share Tweet Pin Email 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. What You'll Need Materials Galvanized steel post-mount mailbox Martha Stewart Crafts Home Decor Paint in "Rainwater" Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Home Décor Paint in "Pewter" Martha Stewart Crafts Basecoat Brush Set Martha Stewart Crafts Stencil Brush Set Martha Stewart Crafts Stencil Tape Martha Stewart Crafts Alphabet Stencil Instructions Paint entire mailbox with "Rainwater" craft paint and let dry; apply a second coat if needed. Let dry for 24 hours. Tape off the bottom section of mailbox as shown in photo. Paint below the tape with "Pewter" metallic craft paint and let dry. Select the numbers from the stencils pack and apply with stencil tape to mailbox in the metallic-painted area. Using stencil brush, stencil numbers in "Rainwater" craft paint as shown. Let air dry completely for 24 hours.