This is the first thing I did this weekend.
We just HAD to get a new mailbox. It's just a natural thing I think. Besides, the old one had some rust and was a bit wobbly on the post and the numbers were faded. So I bought a simple one, the traditional kind, some reflective numbers (numbers were put on after this photo taken). I took the old one off, strengthened the platform with some new screws, and then screwed this one in place. Perfect and ready for us to receive mail.
Funny story, one of my coworkers saw the mailbox after I bought it Friday on my lunch break (from here) and she said that was what she always called a "farm mailbox". Maybe it is because so many of us now have central boxes for our neighborhoods, or rooms at apt complexes or group sets at condos, or even ones on the wall of your house next to your front door (like our city house). Maybe people don't often see these old school types. One thing is for sure, they are very inexpensive.
So remember, if you give your house a face lift, don't forget about the mailbox, it's often the first thing people see.