I always imagine putting my creative skills to good use to beautify our country home. I consider myself pretty handy so painting a boring white mailbox was going to be a joyful experience! To be honest it was! I knew my acrylics would not adhere to the mailbox let alone weather our Canadian climate so I waited for the right opportunity. That chance arrived when I found myself with a pint each of lavender and lime green exterior oil based paints. They were leftover from a couple of projects. I originally had wanted to paint chickadees (of course!) but you do what you gotta do eh? I decided on lime green Hydrangeas (there is a Limelight series in existence) against a contrasting lavender background.
Unfortunately within a few months, unsupervised young adults in the country have more sinister (if not extremely dangerous) activities planned during the summertime. For some reason they get a thrill out of destroying other people's property. Yes I'm sorry to announce we succumbed to the "mailbox baseball" game of riding on the back of a pick up truck at night, swinging wildly. It's sad that they have nothing better to do with their free time. Oh well, you live and learn! Thankfully, I have an abundance of creativity and THAT you can't take away from me.