Wednesday, June 3

Mailbox Planter Makeover Before and After

Mom and Dad have always enjoyed prettying up their mailbox with flowers.

This winter was rough on the old whiskey barrel planter, so it was time for something new and different. The mailbox was painted a copper color and two coordinating window boxes were added on either side.
 Some decorative metal work dressed up the front. Dad built a new planter with some timbers he had.
Solar lights and annual plants were added to the planter and boxes. 
I think these small red petunias are so pretty. 
...and the final effect is fantastic!

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