Another Up-cycled Mail Organizer With Sheet Metal Accents

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I picked up another wooden mail organizer from the thrift shop this week for $2.  I liked the mail and junk mail cut outs.  I didn't even mind the crack in the bottom cubby.  This organizer is going to be rustic.


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First I gave it two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Cream.

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Then I distressed it with sandpaper.

I then measured the size of the cut outs as I planned to put panning sheet metal, that I had on hand, behind them.  As you can see I also cut two narrow slats of thin craft plywood.  You can cut it with a scissors.  I painted them cream.

So after I waxed the piece with ASCP clear wax, I glued the pieces of panning metal into the cubbies behind the cut out words with E6000.  I then glued the thin plywood strips on to cover the sharp top edge of the metal.  This is just a precaution so no one gets cut on sharp metal, as the inside won't show anyway.

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I like the metal showing through the cut outs.

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There are three little brass colored metal key hooks at the bottom of the mail organizer that I spray painted in Heirloom White by Rustoleum.  
I have an orange sweatshirt on today, and you can see the reflection of my sweatshirt in the bottom metal cut outs as I stood in front of the organizer to photograph it.

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I really like how this turned out, and I think I will hang it on the wall in my foyer for my mail and junk mail!  My foyer and hallway are being painted next month, and I will have more new wall decor for both spaces coming soon on my blog.








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1 comment:

  1. Great makeover! You must be a very patient person to add all the detail that you included!
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    Best,
    Michelle

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