When is a mailbox just for mail? Not in some gardeners yards.
One beautiful sunny day I was lucky enough to go on a garden tour where fellow gardeners open up their home gardens to the general public. As I was having fun looking at all the glorious plants and trees I spotted a decorated mailbox next to a potting bench.
A clever gardener had mounted a mailbox on a wooden post. The door of the mailbox was wide open so that you could see how functional the box is. Spilling out of the mailbox was a pair of garden gloves, a pair of pruners, a hose sprayer, a cultivator and a few other handy garden items.
I was inspired by seeing the garden mailbox and decided I too would like a waterproof and rustproof home for my garden supplies. .After purchasing a mailbox and some brightly colored spray paint I was ready to add my own decorative flair to my garden mailbox.
To decorate my mailbox I spray painted the box a bright orange. After the paint had dried I stuck some round removable stickers on the mailbox to make some flower patterns. I then spray painted the box with the yellow paint. After the paint dried I removed the stickers and revealed the orange flowers.
Outside in my garden area I have a garden workbench where my mailbox sits. Inside my mailbox you will find that I keep garden gloves, flower pruners, a box cutter to open bags of mulch and soil, a trowel, empty seed packets for referral and a small broom for cleaning off the top of my potting bench. The mailbox keeps all these items clean, dry and readily available.