And just for fun here's an even better Before and After, after we painted the door black, switched out our hardware, and bought a wreath:
Needless to say, I love the red mailbox, like our house put on her candy apple lipstick for a night on the town. And like a friend of ours said, now we can guide guests to our house by telling them, "We're the house on the right with the red mailbox." How fun is that?
There's still more to do to the front, like replacing the awning, cleaning up the jungle of shrubbery, and adding the toe kick but I think we've made a significant improvement and I believe our neighbors will enjoy the mini facelift as much as we do.