A painted mailbox project

This mailbox came back into my life recently and I am thrilled to start using it as our family mailbox for our Prescott home.

mailbox back

I painted this mailbox back in 2001 for the Creative Department where I worked. The project was to create a mailbox that could be used for the employee of the month. The special person would put it on their desk for a month while they were temporarily spotlighted. I was chosen, or maybe I volunteered, I can’t remember, to paint the mailbox.

This festive box had a flag that could go up or down so the person would know whether they had something fun left in it that they could pickup. How fun would that be? To arrive in the morning at your desk and find some goodie left in the mailbox. Delightful messages or fun presents and sweet treats. It was a wonderful idea and well received by my co-workers.

painted mailbox side

I worked there for a couple years and when I left, I thought I would never see the mailbox again. I remember feeling a bit sad about that.

mailbox moon art

People come and go in a business and there was no exception with this company where I  worked. Things and processes change. Mailboxes get stored away.

But a few weeks ago, I reconnected with someone from my old workplace and to my surprise she mentioned she had the mailbox and asked if I wanted it back. I said yes!

painted mailbox

Oh sunshine! Brightest day, send the mailbox my way!

mailbox sun

Below the sunshine on the mailbox it says, “You Shine!” I love that.

I’ve had people ask if I paint custom mailboxes on commission. Unfortunately, I don’t but I do create paintings on commission. Email me at lindy@artbylindy.com if you would like to arrange something.

5 thoughts on “A painted mailbox project

  • June 15, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Would ever consider painting another very much like this one and selling it? I would love it.


    Or consider doing a video for instruction on how to paint a similar one?

  • March 17, 2016 at 10:46 am

    How amazing! I love the colours! What kind of paint did you use to make the mailbox and is it sealed for outdoor use?

    • March 17, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Hi M, Thanks for your comment. I’m so glad you like the mailbox. I use Utrecht acrylics and spray it with a clear acrylic coating. It does quite well in the outdoors with no fading. Enjoy! ~ Lindy

  • April 18, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Oh Lindy, I love that mailbox so much. I love your messy painty fingers so much. I love your gift. I love my angel painting and my red dog. You have created such brilliant spots of joy in my life!


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