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August 15, 2018

The Merry Mailbox

By Julia

When we first moved into our house, we had a plain black mailbox that looked as though it had been there for quite some time. We speculated that maybe it was the original mailbox, but the photos we found from the home’s construction showed that the black mailbox came later (you can see it in the final photo of my story here). I looked at the ReStore to see if I could find any vintage mailboxes I liked, but nothing seemed to suit our house. Vintage mailboxes online were cost-prohibitive. So, we started looking at reproductions. Our favorite was ModBox, but at the time, they only produced free-standing mailboxes. We needed a model that attached to the house. After a futile search for reasonable alternatives, ModBox rolled out a Kickstarter campaign for an on-the-house mailbox. We backed that right away! It wasn’t long before we got our new ModBox. We opted to get the reflective house numbers for our box, but I blurred them out in the photos.

The house-mounted ModBox is now a regular part of their product lineup. It comes in a variety of colors, including the turquoise and grey combo we got. You can mix and match the housing and the letter box or they can be the same color. The newspaper holder is optional as well.

The house-mounted ModBox is the same powder-coated galvanized steel of which the post-mounted models are made. And it holds plenty of mail!

The letter-holder slides open easily. I like that it has the ModBox logo pressed into it, too. The letter-holder is also removable if you have pesky cobwebs to sweep out like we do every fall.

Our ModBox has been a sharp new addition to the façade of our home. Our address numbers no longer blend into our trim, but rather are easily seen on the mailbox under the porch light.

What about you, dear readers? Have any of you found any cool reproductions with which to outfit your homes?

Note: I purchased my ModBox on my own without any prompting or compensation from ModBox USA.


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6 Responses to The Merry Mailbox

  1. Barbara Grandy Reply

    August 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Very nice – I love it and the story behind it. I had no idea. Keep the tips and blog going.

    • Shar Allen Reply

      August 18, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      I concur with Ms. Grandy . . . keep up the good “words”!

      • Julia Reply

        August 19, 2018 at 4:03 pm

        Thank you!

    • Julia Reply

      August 19, 2018 at 4:02 pm


  2. MIchael Coyle Reply

    August 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    We’ve had ours for over a year now in rough Michigan weather and it looks as good as the day I installed it.

    At $159 you can buy about half-a-dozen of the standard black mailboxes at Home Depot, but if we’re not into ‘standard’. We’re into MCM. 🙂

    • Julia Reply

      August 19, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Yes, the ModBox seems to be quite sturdy so far. And it comes in lots of fun colors!

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