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Aug 18, 2011

Doorbell Makeover

Our house was built in 1946 and there are a lot of wonderful nods to that era in the design. The doorbell with its long chimes and its own little cubby in the wall is definitely one of those features. Unfortunately, the brown plastic housing and gold metallic material that topped off the pretty chimes was well past its prime.Doorbell Makeover BeforeI had this doorbell makeover project planned before this house was even officially ours so it was extra fun to finally execute the update. The best part of this project is that it cost me zero dollars because I used materials I already had. I found a spray paint fabric combination I loved and got to work. With a few coats of robins egg blue spray paint and some fabric glue to cover the board that fit into the frame, I was done! Our 1946 doorbell now has a touch of today! Doorbell Makeover - After
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25 comments:

Chelseabird said...

What a darling DIY project! You did a great job! XO

Angie said...

Oh, go you! That is FANTASTIC! I love the color you choose. ^_^ And how fun, living in such an old house. :D I feel like they have such charm. ♥

stacie said...

So cute! I love it :)

Heather said...

I am in love with that doorbell! What a great style. It's gorgeous!

reeve said...

Good grief! That is the coolest doorbell I've ever seen. Also love your pigeon print:)

Katie said...

this is so cute! i love the color, especially. so beautiful. you did an amazing job!

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kim said...

oh this looks great. i just saw the new house a few posts back and OMG i love it. it's gonna be fun following you along as you make it your home :)

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Amanda said...

What an amazing doorbell- I've never seen one like that. I love the spray paint/fabric combo you picked, it's perfect for the space :)

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Very cute! I liked it before, too, but the after really pops.

Mary Ruth said...

What a cute & simple little makeover -- I never would've thought to do something like that :D

Amymarie said...

Cool DIY! Stopping by from Freckled Nest to say hi!

Hailey said...

that is such a cute project! love it!

The Daily Fashionista said...

Beautiful!!! I love the way you updated the door bell!!

aweefaluh said...

I love when tiny projects have a big impact! Well done! ♥ Love that robin's egg blue, as well. I don't think I'll ever tire of that color...

Wallie said...

LOVE IT!!! I also love the pidgeon pic you have next to it! Fantastic!!! Visiting from Freckled Nest...LOVE your shop too! Might need to get me that raspberry and lace watch...hmmmm...

Happy Tuesday!

~W

wearehomesweethome said...

Awesome job! Its so pretty now! I like that it has its own little nook!

gee said...

found your blog through freckled nest and this is brilliant. so glad i stop over.
i would love to have a door bell like that.
love the print that is hanging up as well. :)

Brianne said...

LOVE!! I have so much of that Amy Butler fabric around my house!!!! Bri from La`s blog!

Jen said...

Found you over at Freckled Nest. What an amazing doorbell. And GREAT job sprucing it up. :)

Allison said...

What a great makeover! You're right that it has a really modern feel. I'm so glad I found your blog through Freckled Nest; hope you're having a great week :)
xo Allison

Megan Frock said...

What a great makeove! those colors are beautiful together!

Saci said...

Wow great job and congrats to your house! Have a nice weekend!:)

Irene Wibowo said...

i love it!! nice!! :)

Love Simple Green

chicagofandom said...

the fact that you have one of my favorite Jay Ryan prints is no minor deal either. I was balking about the price. Now I think I seriously need that thing.

Courtney said...

My house was built in 1948 and we have almost identical doorbell chimes in the living room. I totally love them & it's one aspect that sold me on the house. Others were the turquoise and brown tiled bathroom with deco fixtures, our vintage pencil sharpener in the kitchen and our little retro chandelier. I love old houses. Your doorbell makeover turned out great!