I purchased this fun vintage post office box door last month at a local antiques shop, Jackson's Icebox Antiques and Collectibles.
This is what the back looked like.
My plan was to use the post office box as a picture frame for a vintage family military photo. This is my Uncle Don in 1958. He is a member of the Army Airborne.
I scanned the photo first and printed another picture that I could cut to fit the glass in the door. I also cut out a square of cardboard.
Then I simply taped the photo and cardboard over the glass from the back.
Then my plan was to use a wire plate hanger to hang the door frame on the wall. It didn't work. One side of the back stuck out so much further than the other. So I found an old wood shim and placed it under the plate hanger on the back to even it out.
And it worked! I think a military photo is perfect with the "US" right above the photo.
I added the post office box frame to my "re-purposed junk photo gallery wall" that is a work in progress.
Other gallery wall projects here include:
More to come!