In need of a new mail sorter - and by "in need" I mean I got sick of our current one - I spotted this at Home Goods. It was a very solid piece that would be extremely functional. However, even before I bought it, I knew there would need to be a couple of small tweaks.
First, it needed to be black. The original color blended into the wall too much. And second, I wanted it to say MAIL on it. Cute, right?!
Having always wanted to try the "sticker" technique, this seemed like the perfect opportunity. By the "sticker" technique, I mean you use stickers to write out a word (in this case "MAIL") and then paint the entire piece, stickers and all. Once dry, you peel off the stickers and just like that you have perfectly stenciled letters!
I finished it up with a little distressing of course! Now it's perfect. :)