Special Delivery ~ PBK Valentine’s Mailbox Inspiration

Special Delivery ~ PBK Valentine’s Mailbox Inspiration

Who doesn’t love to get mail? {Well the good mail I should say ~ cards, love letters & special notes..oh, and catalogs}
Image From Pottery Barn Kids
I have had this mailbox from PBK in my inspiration file forever. They have not made it the past two years and now that my baby is old enough for his own mailbox I had to re-create this precious little cutie.
This adorable wooden mailbox was found at Joanne Fabrics for $7.99 and the base I used is actually a candlestick from the Dollar Tree.
I started by removing the flag from the mailbox which is attached with a tiny screw. The candlestick and flag received a good coat of Apple Barrel Red Spice {20540} acrylic paint. While that was drying the mailbox itself was painted Metallic Silver by Delta Ceramcoat.
Once everything was dry the two pieces were attached together with Gorilla Glue and sat overnight. I then painted ‘MAIL’ on the front using a cardstock stencil I created. You can print out the stencil here {simply click on link, right click on image and select ‘print picture’} I used a mix of black and white acrylic paint to create a dark grayish color for the stencil.
I decide to pass on adding the personalization to the side as well as the metal label holder on the front. This mailbox must be slightly smaller than the original PBK version and just does not have enough room.
I just love the way it turned out! I made a few felt postcards for my little guy {shown in the first picture} that are the perfect little added accessory. Enjoy!


  1. Hello:) What a cute little mailbox. I love the way you set it on top of a candlestick. So pretty! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about the name plaques I made. 🙂 Come back and visit anytime.

  2. Ooooh, I actually like yours better! Well done!

  3. Cute! What a fun project!

    : )

    Julie M.

  4. Very cute! Hope you get lots of mail at Valentine’s day!

  5. So cute!

  6. What a great idea to add a stand to it. Adorable. I love the gleam paint you put over it.

  7. Super cute! Great idea to perch it on top of a candlestick. Love it!

  8. Too cute! I just saw that candle stick @ the Dollar Tree and was trying to figure out what I could do with it. Ding ding ding. You figured it out for me. Thanks! :o)

  9. That’s great! Love that you put it on the candle stick-thanks for sharing!

  10. How fun! thanks for sharing!

  11. That is just darling! I love how you made a pedestal for it! Super cute!

  12. I bought one of those mailboxes a while back and was intending to have my girls make a collage on it but this is really cute! Nice work!

  13. I love the mailbox. I always like a mailbox idea around Valentine’s Day. Yours is great.

  14. Oh goodness…I love this. My kids aren’t old enough for valentines cards, but this is cute enough to put out for decoration! What a great idea…thanks for sharing! Lisa

  15. How cute! I too just love getting the good mail…especially when it’s a handwritten letter, or my favorite magazine! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea!

    Blessings, Grace

  16. Love how yours turned out… better than PB I think. Thanks for joining POPP.

  17. Adorable! My daughter would love this! Now I need to go and find a mailbox!

  18. How cute!! 🙂

  19. Love this, what a cute idea!

  20. That cutey mailbox is simply lovely!

    Please wait for me alittlemoore, I also want to get one of those for my little daughter too!

  21. Hi Stephanie Lynn! I wanted to let you know that this super cutie mailbox served as inspiration over at Crafts & Sutch today! I hope you’ll come by and take a peek! 🙂

    Have a great rest of your week!

  22. This cute mailbox is really interesting.I hope it is the same for others too.

  23. It has been a good experience landing on this site, finally i got something that i was looking for, Many many many thanks. hope to read more in the the future.

  24. Nice and useful information, I dint know one could use such nice mail boxes.really cute boxes.
    Thanks for the information.

  25. Very helpful information, its my lucky day i found the right site. Hope to find such helpful information in future as well.

  26. You made me smile from ear to ear! My Benjamin is always playing “mail” carrier. I was going to just buy him a actual mailbox (metal one) from Santa and now I just saw yours. Totally inspired me to make some crafts. I love your things. Im off to Joannes! Thanks for the smile!!!

    Smiles, Blessings,
    Ben 4 years
    Ty 2 Years
    Hope 11 months


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