I have the most beautiful outside project to share with you today…. NOT!
Here is our sad mailbox surrounded by some bare batches of Georgia red clay and some weeds grass. He has needed some TLC pretty much ever since we moved in 8 years ago and has finally made it to top of the list.
Here is my dilemma. I don’t want to buy a new post or mailbox. I want to work with what I have. But I can’t decide on a color??
Here’s a full shot so you can see our house in the background.
I drove around our neighborhood the other day and took some pictures of mailboxes for ideas. Now I need your help! Help me pick your favorite and which one would best go with my house.
#1 option – White mailbox/wood post
This is probably the most accurate look of what mine would look like since my post is very gray and aged over time.
Here’s another white mailbox/wood pole. I can see some wood stain on this pole.
Again really like this one too.
#2 option – Black mailbox/stained wood post
This is pretty much what I have already – just a little touched up. Thinking I am wanting a change…?
Option #3 – Black mailbox/White post
This could easily be done with mine. But I do think painting the post would accentuate the aging/cracks/etc. And would it stay/look clean?? This was originally what I thought I would do though.
So what would you do?? Which one is your favorite?
I supposed I could start with sanding/staining the wood and see what that looks like and then could always paint over it white?
And here is my other dilemma. I want to put in a flower bed around my mailbox.
Again, here is the before…
Should I put in 2 beds? One on each side of the driveway? We have nothing in our front yard until you get to the porch – no trees, just flat yard. So I think a bed at the entrance of the left side of the driveway would really help with some interest. BUT is it TOO much and too parallel?
Here are some inspiration pictures I am using to help plan my bed.
Love this one – just with a little smaller plants.
Love the natural look of the large rock and the rock edging on this one.
So tell me in the comments – what do you suggest?
Option #1 – white mailbox/wood post
Option #2- black mailbox/wood post
Option #3 – black mailbox/white post
Should I put in one flower bed or two?
Thanks for your help! And be sure to come back tomorrow for the next post in our “Sprucing up the outdoors for Spring” series!