How to Make a Mail Center From Junk!

Needed a place just for mail and papers... always end up in different places, like the coffee table, kitchen table... Now it will all be in one place!

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I've seen this door every time I come to the junk store. Well this time I have a use for it! It's from an old boat.

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These are from an old folding theatre seat.

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Before... All rusty.

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After... Sprayed with oil rubbed bronze rustoleum

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Before..

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After!

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Cool that it has the seat number!

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Some details on the theatre seat

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Underside of the old door

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Cut a little piece off to make room to attach the legs.

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Best solution me and Home Depot came up with😉

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After they were attached, they were still too wobbly.

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So what really attracted me to the door was the fact that it opens up in the middle with the lever. I thought if I could put a trash bin underneath it I could sort my mail right then and there!

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This bag has two compartments- one for trash, one for recycling- and it was the perfect height!

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Painted!

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Yay crackle:)

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I attached a threaded rod with nuts to help it not wobble as much. It'll do!

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The lever I sprayed with the rust oleum to add interest and contrast.

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So excited to bring it inside and put some stuff on it!

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All done!!

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A basket and catch all plate and a little coin treasure chest.

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Thrifted mail stand- was brass, but sprayed it too.

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A few critters! The owl is an old ash trey from an antique store... He's holding paper clips😜 the "P" is a paper weight I also got at a thrift store.

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Yay it works well!!

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Love me some crackle paint (read: it covers up my imperfect paint job!!) 😜

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Another pic with it open

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