I've decided that Thursdays will be my DIY/Thriftscore blog post day.
Materials: wire brush, spray paint (I had leftover from our handrail project), painters tape, caulk (if needed)
Step 1: Scrape as much rust and old paint off as possible with a wire brush.
Step 2: Tape up address plate, gold ring, and any other parts you don't want painted.
Step 3: If needed caulk up the holes and seams. Let dry.
Step 4: Spray paint with a fabulous color, let dry, hang back up, and wow your mailman.
My lovely rust bucket in all her random paint layer glory.
All shiny! You can see how the hammered paint helps blend in the rust bumps on lefts.
This project was easy and quick (even with the drying time it was 30-60 minutes). Best of all it was free since I already had all the supplies from various other household adventures. Spray paint has certainly become one of my best friends since owning a home. From handrails and mailboxes to furniture, garden things, and medicine cabinets it helps me complete quick and easy facelift projects.