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July 27, 2011


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Will you have house numbers too? I am loving the remodel. I check in every day.

elisa rathje

that's a great bell. i'm guessing you kept the same sound inside though - is it a good one? we have an astonishing doorbell in canada that has a dozen different melodies that it cycles through, which i've unfortunately memorised in order. it's still going strong 30+ years later.

sadly our sussex cottage had its doorbell painted over! who does that? i bet it was a great sound too. what would you do? hack it off? is it electrical in a shocking capacity?



Awwww, I *am* sentimental about those doorbells! We used to have one like that when I grew up, too. Just like the rest of the country, and apparently the rest of the continent. ;-)
The new one looks better, of course. I'm enjoying the posts on the new house, even if I don't always comment!


Check out this post: http://chezlarsson.com/myblog/2011/06/door-27.html


I am keeping the sound inside. It's not a great one but will have to do for the time being.


Ding dong indeed...


Hey! My parents still have that old doorbell you had, way over here in Hobart, Australia. Even down to the typewritten name card. Some things are just universal, I guess.


Makes me wish I had thought to split our outdoor light switch and doorbell (we have a combination switch and door bell). The sound of our doorbell is atrocious and is on my to do list be changed.


What are the metal strips on the door in the last picture? The new doorbell is very nice!


They're steel bars preventing anyone from prying the looks open via the door frame.

Zosia Polonica

Cute Ding Dong


What a great doorbell! On our farm there are 2 buildings and many doors but not one door bell..no one knows where to enter or find us, and we cannot hear them knocking! A door bell has been added to the to do list..esp a great looking one like this!


"screw the wires and then screw those wires into the new door bell. "

this is the moment I would give up.


The matte finish on the new doorbell is pretty.

I'm curious as to what color the front door will be. My vote is for green. :)

wall tiles

I love the doorbell you chose, it's classic but stylish and works really well

lisa h.

I really like the simple, modern look of the new bell.

Is that green thingy a postbox?


* locks


It is but it's gone :)


Great idea actuallY, I was thinking grey... Hmmm...

lisa h.

Ah, so it is!

When I noticed that the postbox had chipped paint, I figured it wouldn't last long at your house (well, at least not in that condition anyway).

Rebecca @ beautiful square feet

Neat! Can't imagine why you wanted to get rid of the old one! ;-)

christine e-e

ummm... grey - like a deep charcoal grey? sounds good. I've always wanted to have a deep burgundy door, but live in a condo complex that requires the doors be brown (urrgh!)
yep - the DING DONG is adorable. Is Willie home yet?


Not really that dark, but it all depends on what looks best with the concrete and pebbles. Wille's still away :)


'poopy brown door' caught me by surprise and CRACKED ME UP! you are so cute, benita!!!

Melissa @ LA Furniture

Lol.. Nice bell choice

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