Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Do you think I can make one of these mailboxes?

I know this Waverly ad is for fabric but, seriously, don't you want a mailbox like this?

If I covered a mailbox in fabric and painted it with lots of coats of water-sealer, do you think it would last?

If you were not such a super-duper crafter and wanted to buy one of these, how much would you be willing to pay?

Could this possibly be my calling?


  1. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I would definitely give this idea a try - they look so cute all lined up like that. You might even think about turning it into something that could be used inside a house, rather than worrying about the elements. Can't wait to see what you do! Ciao, bella!

  2. Here in Tx..the mailboxes are technically owned by the federal government..which is how they can tell you where to put them and the size.They told us to repaint ours a few years ago..I painted mine farm red..boy they were on that one real quick..I had 10 days to change it. You might check with your postmaster.Other than that..I think they are so cute. google mailbox covers..maybe you could see how others make theirs.

    Good Luck..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  3. They are beautiful! Maybe you should try it. You never know...... Carla

  4. I decoupaged mine you can use anything. It looked fantastic!

  5. That's great Necel, I saw the ad too and just loved it! I really wish that everything in my life looked just like those mailboxes. If you make those, and take them someplace like Farm Chicks, you'll be the hit of the show! Those ladies would pay big bucks for them. And I can tell you for sure that at least a little bit of the yellow and green toile is going somewhere in my living room...
    Have a great day! Andrea

  6. What mail carrier could resist filling these boxes with all sorts of wondrous gifts.
    I believe you could weather-proof them easy enough.
    Cost? I have no idea. I'm sure not the one to ask.
    But I definitely LoVe these.
    Hugs & ♥♥♥s,

  7. I thought these were fabulous, too! I'd love to see how they turn out!

  8. Those boxes are waaaaaay cute! If you live in the country like I do, I don't think the mail carriers would care what color it is. Heck, give it a try. Maybe even paint the patterns on with metal paint. I'm not sure how long cloth would hold up in the weather, but you'll never know until you try it.

  9. You, I think could do this. Isn't that a great image of them all lined up like that. I want one too. :P

  10. They are definitely too cute! Give it a try, Necel. I'll bet decoupage or some kind of acrylic sealer with enough layers would work. The heat of the sun might eventually get to the finish, but heck, who knows? QUICK! Copyright that idea!

  11. Necel, mailbox covers seem to run $15-20 easy... but I think these should be $40. I looked on Etsy, and the niche is wide open - if you look up mailbox cover, there are only 2 hits, and they are both wooden houses to fit over your mailbox, handpainted with dogs. :)

    I say try it out, especially with Mother Nature's current hormones, and see how the decoupage or sealant holds up.