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Monday, June 7, 2010

Vintage Mailbox = Stylish Small Office Storage


This vintage mailbox hangs on the wall inside my small home office and stores my envelopes in style. I used warm water and mild soap for the initial clean up of this thrift store find. When the brass finish on the antique mailbox was thoroughly dry, metal polish applied gently with a soft cloth shined the exterior. The patina was preserved with a light coating of satin finish polycrylic spray.

Standard size envelopes fit easily into the storage compartment. You can also store small bubble padded mailers as well as legal-size envelopes. The contents are organized and sorted by size and type. With the envelopes so readily in sight, I know at a glance when supplies are running low.

 
  
Linking to Trash to Treasure Tuesday on Reinvented.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Pam,
    Love your mailbox! How lucky you are to live in Hawaii! It is one of our favorite place to visit, and truly is paradise!

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  2. What an antique treasure you have there! Love it!

    Thanks so much for the gracious comment you left on my tiered planter last week. I truly appreciate it!

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  3. Now this is cool. I love to see what you've got cooking next !

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  4. I would LOVE to find a vintage mailbox. I love what you've done with it.

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  5. Very cute!!!! I love it. Thanks for stopping by and following. I am following you back!
    Bonnie

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  6. Hi Pam,
    How cute...and so resourceful of you! I love that you use it for envelope storage.

    Thanks for the visit and comments. You have a neat blog and I'll enjoy following along!

    Nancy

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  7. what a great idea! so pretty & functional!

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  8. What a cute idea and it makes you look so organized! I'm totally jealous!

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  9. Now that is something special. I reckon there aren't many of those floating around. I love it!!

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  10. I love this mailbox! It is so cute!!!

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  11. I'm so glad you swung by! I'm looking forward to following along on your adventures, this find is just too fabulous!!! I'm on a major vintage hunting trip right now, and hope to find some real jewels, this helps redirect my hunting. :O)

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  12. I love your mailbox idea, I do have a white one that I also found at thrift shop ,isn't it fun?

    I should use it like you have done, I have it in my consignment shop.

    Smiles, Cyndi

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