Accessories Ordning mailbox

Published on October 22nd, 2013 | by mycreativegenius


ORDNING stainless steel breadbox to modern mailbox

When we first bought our home the mailbox was a hideous 80s cheapo mailbox that had seen better days. I wanted to buy this sleek rounded mailbox (pix below), but I didn’t want to spend over $100 on a mailbox. I mean, it’s just a mailbox!

$120 mailbox

Ikea to the rescue. I spotted the Ordning stainless steel breadbox on a shopping trip and realized that it could be the perfect mailbox. The hack is simple: with a metal drill bit create two mounting holes on the back of the breadbox. Use screws to attach it to your wall.

I added vinyl numbers in black. If you do this, be sure to attach the numbers high enough so they are visible when the box is open too.

Ordning mailbox


I have received a ton of compliments on my modern mailbox. Even my mailman wanted to know where to buy one. Nobody realizes that it is a breadbox unless I point it out. The other really wonderful thing about it is that I can use magnets to attach notes for the mailman!

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8 Responses to ORDNING stainless steel breadbox to modern mailbox

  1. Bert says:

    The rubber grip at the lid just prevents any noise when closing it. It doesn’t keep the lid closed when the box was mounted vertically. Magnets should work. Many thanks for the answer and the idea!

  2. mycreativegenius says:

    My mailbox stays closed because it has a rubber grip around the lip that holds it securely closed. If yours didn’t come with a rubber lip maybe you can add one. Another idea would be to use magnets. We had a magnet on the side of the box for a while and that provided quite a bit of drag. Good luck!

  3. Bert says:

    A really nice idea. So I picked one up last weekend. What do you use to keep the lid closed? It would fell open, when mounted at the wall.

  4. Bert says:

    Very nice idea. Therefore I bought the bread box last weekend. What did you do to keep the lid closed? It fell open when mounted at the wall.

  5. mycreativegenius says:

    It has been out there for several years now. No rust. Of course, I have it mounted in a covered area outside the door so it hasn’t ever been rained on.

  6. Lisa says:

    What a great idea! Just wondering how is it holding up being outside. Did it rust?

  7. mycreativegenius says:

    Hmm. You are right. I no longer see this on the US site. I still see it on the UK site though.

  8. robert says:

    Looks like ikea doesn’t carry the bread box any longer… can’t find on their site… darn!

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