DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

This week’s DIY is a mail sorter makeover! We’ve had this sorter for ages and it was looking a bit beat up and sad, so I decided to give it a bit of a polish and add some pizzazz to it. I think this could be easily redone with one found at a thrift store or Goodwill.

Before:

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Materials:

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Old Mail Sorter

Wood Polish – you can use a store bought kind or a DIY kind. I used coconut oil for this DIY.

Decorative Nails – I used ones meant for chair upholstery.

Sandpaper | Hammer | Scissors | Ballpoint Pen | Acrylic Paint + Brushes

Directions:

Remove any hardware from the wood. I used a small screw drive to help me remove all the pieces nailed in.

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Use the sandpaper to lightly sand off the lettering on the mail sorter.

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Also sand off any imperfections or scratches on the wood that you want to get rid of.

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Print out whatever you want to stencil onto the sorter. I printed out several in different fonts to help me figure out which one I liked best.

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Use tape to secure the cut-out words onto the mail sorter.

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Use your ballpoint pen to trace the outline of the each word.

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Paint in the stenciled words with whatever colored acrylic paint you want. I started with a base coat of black paint before painting over with gold paint, making it pop better.

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Allow the paint to dry, then rub a cloth, moistened with your wood polish, firmly over the scratched area until it is no longer noticeable.   DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

Add the decorative nails, then go hang your made over mail sorter.

After:

DIY Mail Sorter Makeover

 

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