A few years ago I was at the Barn; a popular vintage store located south of Denver in a town called Castle Rock. It’s a fun place to browse when you need a break from the scheduled packed days. On that day, I had a few minutes before meeting a girlfriend for coffee and ran into the Barn. In between the antiques and farmhouse finds, I found a brassy metal mailbox. It was an inexpensive find and I had plans to use it in my kitchen to hold keys. Well, that mailbox went around the block, I mean house, a few times. Finally landing (hanging) in my home office. My home office mailbox with rusty edges was not ready for Goodwill.
Home Office Mailbox Find
With an ongoing home office refresh, the mailbox found a new home in my home office, right next to the door. It got a sloppy coat of Hale Navy paint and added a little cover to the Revere Pewter walls.
In today’s email packed boxes, this little mailbox no longer holds mail.
But with the tiny door lift centered on the front of the mailbox, it is ready to store something fun. Sometimes practical is overrated!
I would love your thoughts on what to store in the front compartment. I love the metal scroll detail. Although this mailbox no longer holds the local newspaper I want to find something for the scrolled arms.
Sidenote: Our kids have no concept of a news article on printed paper.
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 version of security.
I love it and my little home office mailbox looks content to sit on the wall and be a part of a home office makeover.