Vintage Hotel Mailbox & Updated Front Room
Have you ever put one new piece into a room and then that little item prompted you to rearrange the entire room like a crazy person? This happened to me last week. And if I’m being honest, it happens a lot. I’m a chronic rearrange-er of things, but you know this by now. And we’re still friends, right? Right. Well today I’m sharing a few changes to our front room and the little treasure that started it all: a vintage hotel mailbox. I actually got this last year from my parents. They stumbled on it at an antique shop and being the good parents they are, they scooped it up for me. The shop owner told them a bit of history about it—apparently this mailbox had been in a hotel in Lamar, Colorado for years and years. Pretty cool if you ask me. I used it to decorate for Christmas last year, but haven’t had it out since then. I recently found it in storage and felt like a fool for keeping it tucked away. So here she is along with a few other changes I made in this room.
Isn’t it cute?! I wasn’t sure if I’d like the pop of green in this room, but I actually really love it. I cleaned it up the best I could and left it alone for the most part. Thankfully there were two perfectly placed holes in the back that made it easy to hang.
I took my old door out of the corner and moved the tallboy dresser into its spot. Plus I slid the crib back against the wall, which makes this room feel sooo much bigger.
I also changed out my old curtains for these snazzy drop cloth curtains. This rod is HUGE, so I couldn’t find any rings large enough to work. I had to get a little creative when it came to hanging them up, but I made it work with some twine and I love this warmth it adds to this room. If you don’t know what drop cloth curtains are, check out this post and review. I’ll give you the cliffnotes: they’re super cheap and easy!
I love the setup so much better in this room–I always say that after rearranging things. But I think it’s true–each room is always improving little by little. This space in particular is home to many of my favorite vintage goodies–the crib, my Granny’s old trunk, and now the mailbox. And this is the perfect spot for them because we don’t spend much time in here. My chickadees would much rather play in the living room or basement, so it’s a great spot for me to decorate to my heart’s content. And that’s a-ok with me. Let me know what you think of my cute little green mailbox, I always love hearing from you in the comments. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it! xoxo
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