Fashion is everywhere

Chez Larsson

Ding Dong


As I’ve been working on making the front of my house look more appealing to me, my visitors and neighbors I also had to address my door bell. This is the exact same door bell that I grew up with, it’s kind of standard issue over here. I’m not nostalgic so it had to go. Besides it still had the previous owners name on the label.



This is more my style! I had the same door bell at the old house but in a shiny finish and immediately knew I wanted "same again". I got mine at



It’s pretty straightforward to change door bells. All I had to do was remove the cover on the old one, unscrew it from the wall and unscrew the wires and then screw those wires into the new door bell. The new door bell has  slightly deeper thingy at the back than the old one so I used a chisel to chop off a bit of the wood around the wires so it would fit.



And there it is, all bright and inviting looking! And see, I washed the side of the house too, to welcome little Mr. Ding Dong.



Too bad the door it goes with is still a poopy brown eye sore. I’m waiting for my concrete blocks and pebbles (the gravel I ordered is actually more like soft beach pebbles) to arrive and when they have I’ll be choosing a new color for the door and the foundation. Can't wait to see the brown go. The sooner the better.