I have been complaining about our ugly letterbox since we moved into the house 4 years ago:
So when Matty's dad advised me that he'd 'sourced' another letterbox for me, I should have been delighted. I probably would have been too, if it wasn't just as ugly!
Now the photo above doesn't really show you just how ugly and HUGE this letterbox is, but I actually considered converting it into a three bedroom condo rather than using it as a letterbox - THAT'S how big it is. But in the interest of reducing landfill and saving us money in the process, I decided to work with it.
So I spray painted it red using automotive touch-up paint:
Then I fixed some aluminium stripping (that I painted black) to the front to cover up those nasty pre-existing screw holes and screwed the number '8' to the front. Here is Matty putting the letterbox up:
It's been up for 3 days now and we have received absolutely NO mail! *sigh*
Although I guess I should be glad. At least that means there have been no bills!