Update Outdated Wooden Doorbell Chimes Cover

by Mary
3 Materials
2 Hours
Do you have an outdated wooden doorbell chime cover that doesn't fit your decor? Check out this simple way to update it's look with a chic, art deco look.
Ok, I want to know in the comments- Who has one of these outdated doorbell chimes covers? Or something similar to it. I'm sure many of us do. And after working hard at a remodel or redecorating project- maybe it's staring you in the face too. So I put my Cricut to use and gave mine a quick face lift.
I knew the cover was the perfect "canvas" for a monogram. So, I used an art deco style border, script capital letter and simple font for the date to create a the design. Be sure to pop over to my full blog post tutorial to see a screencast video for tips on how to create the monogram design.
To update the oak cover, I just used some inexpensive white spray paint. Since the chimes were gold, which I didn't really like- but didn't want to try changing, I decided using silver vinyl would give it a chic "mixed metal" look. I absolutely love how it turned out.
Now the doorbell cover looks like intentional decor and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. I love how it looks with my DIY "As For Me and My House" picture too. Now our guest are greeted with a chic, accent wall. And all it really cost was a can of spray paint and a little vinyl. So get creative with your doorbell cover! What will your transformation look like?
Suggested materials:
  • Doorbell chimes cover   (preowned)
  • Vinyl   (Cricut)
  • White spray paint   (Target)
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