I was inspired by this lovely project from Beyond the Picket Fence:
I needed a solution for my mail piling up all over the house. Here's my version:
I decided to put it right by the front door as otherwise the mail would just get left on the T.V. stand near there anyway.
FYI- my dad painted that painting for me and made the frame from old barn wood. Love it!
I already had all the supplies on hand for this project. I was digging around in the garage for a board when I found the piece of bead board already cut to the perfect width. Score! Did I mention it was already painted white? Double score! All I had to do to the backing was sand it a bit and antique it with a little stain.
I also had the books on hand from a previous auction buy. I just removed the covers, glued in fabric sides and screwed the cover right into the bead board.
Don't worry about the book insides, they will be put to good use! I thought the covers needed some extra hardware, so I glues some scrap-booking label parts I had lying around to the fronts.
Because I can't resist, here's an "action shot"
I love this thing! Hopefully, I can convince my husband to put the mail in here instead of laying it elsewhere.
Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!