Ahh… Spring. So glad you could join us (and stick around for a while)!!
The weather has been so beautiful here for the past couple of days that I was inspired to get outside — start cleaning up what winter left behind and get everything refreshed!
We started with the biggest job — cleaning the pool, but that’s a huge job that’s going to take a few weeks. In the meantime, I was trying to think about smaller jobs that are easy and still have a big impact. One of those jobs will be to pull out all the lawn furniture and clean it (and clean the floors in the screened-in porch), but until this pollen has run its course, there is no sense in starting that job. So, on to the next thing that is really bugging me — our mailbox.
It’s become a dumping ground for all the birds in the neighborhood – emphasis on the word dumping. They’ve also decided to make our newspaper slot the perfect place for their Spring nests. It is also starting to rust on all the corners and the paint is chipping on the top. So, before another bird sets up residence, I decided it was time for a mailbox refresh.
Here is the before… dingy, rusty, faded, pooped on… Also, the plastic piece on top that holds the door closed was missing a part, so our mailbox door would never stay closed.
After cleaning it up and sanding down the rusty edges, I hit it with a fresh coat of black spray paint. My final step will be to find some more house number stickers that match what we have (our HOA is so picky), or I could DIY it and just hit it with a little gold paint pen. 🙂 Here’s the after!
Refreshed and renewed for Spring!
Here are some other great ideas for easy Spring projects to freshen up your outdoors:
Add some color by planting some spring annuals
Add some new house numbers or make your own (tutorial from Curbly)!
Spruce up your resin outdoor furniture with thisgreat tutorial from Tiny Sidekick
Paint your front door – how about pomegranate (AF-295) from Benjamin Moore?
Revive that tired umbrella with spray paint!
Create your own custom outdoor rug.