I love when I find something I did not know I wanted. Doyou know what I mean? That is what happened when I discovered a vintage mailbox find for my office.
It happened when I stopped by a popular antique store located between Denver and Colorado Springs. I was early for a meeting and there was parking spot right out front. Parking can be the biggest challenge when I shop outside the comforts of the suburbs.
The Barn was packed with vintage finds, candles, clothing and so much more. In between the antiques and farmhouse, chippy trays, I found a brassy, tired vintage mailbox. It was under $20.00 and it had good bones.
With an ongoing office refresh, the vintage mailbox found a new home in my office, right next to the door. I painted it a sloppy coat of Hale Navy paint to give a pop of color on the Revere Pewter walls. Of course, I did not grab a before photo. Epic blog fail!
This vintage mailbox was a cute addition above the light switch. I loved the serendipty moment when I realized the mailbox ended up next to a door. Maybe not the front door, but the door to my office. Serendipity right?
In today’s email packed inboxes, this little mailbox no longer holds the mail, but I bet it holds a lot of stories.
With the tiny door lift, centered on the front of the mailbox, it was ready to store something fun. Sometimes, practical is overrated!
Although this mailbox no longer holds the local newspaper I want to find a purpose for the scrolled arms.
But, what I love most about this mailbox is it reminds us of the low tech version of mail delivery. The little key entry on the front panel suggests an earlier simpler version of security.
I love this mailbox find. And, it looks like it was meant to be a part of my home office. Not to be confused with my husband’s corner office in the basement. I would love your suggestions on what to store in the front compartment. I love the metal scroll detail