How to Customize Your Mailbox With Color-Blocked Paint

Boost your home's curb appeal with this easy mailbox project.

plaid decor 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.

What You'll Need


  • 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


  1. plaid decor mailbox materials

    Paint entire mailbox with "Rainwater" craft paint and let dry; apply a second coat if needed. Let dry for 24 hours.

  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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