A Preppy Mailbox is born! I learned a few things while doing this project.
#1- I should have sanded it first.
#2 - It's easier to hand paint the thin lines than to use string (I got that idea off the internet, and all it did was make a mess!)
#3 - The most effective way to "paint" plaid is to "suggest" it and not try to make it perfect. (My friend Franny told me that, after I had already done this)
I'd put this out in front of my house, I think.