I had an old, old, very outdated mail holder. It didn't bother me too much that it looked so 90's, 80's, or whatever, because my daughter had SO MUCH mail in it that it never even showed ! However when my daughter got married (and subsequently moved out), I cleaned out all of her old mail and boxed it up. I knew immediately that some changes had to take place! I wish I had a picture of the "before" look, but you can kind of see it in the picture below because I wasn't too worried about painting the fronts completely.
I first painted it all red, and then I mod podged scrapbook paper onto the fronts of the "holders." Easy peasy and it looks soooo much better than before!!
It looks so nice on my yellow wall that I don't even want to put anything in it! :)