2.12.2012

So Long and Farewell, Doorbell.


So, I guess you're probably either laughing . . . or rolling your eyes right about now.
But, I assure you, I have two very good reasons for this new sign . . .

ONE: 
The blasted door bell "ding" is RIGHT beside Ross's room . . .  and the only time we seem get guests is inevitably when she is napping. I can't tell you how infuriating it is! She's such a light sleeper and wakes up on the drop of a dime . . . you better believe she wakes up when the UPS man dings . . . or the mailman dings . . . or the pest control dings . . .

TWO:
The doorbell is broken. *smile*

So, when I smelled the sweet smell of burnt up doorbell wires . . . I got to work.

Using a thrifted picture frame (spray painted black long ago) and Domestically Speaking's fabulous burlap printing tutorial, I made my sign.




So long and farewell, doorbell.




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42 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean about the naptime "ding".... I babysit in my home and of course the door bell is on the side of the house that the kids all nap....even the parents ring the doorbell sometimes....I mean duh!!!! Why would you do that? I should really remove it too!

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  2. I wish I could do this! It's so cute and the bell sets off the dog like crazy. I have a ranch though and my bedroom is all the way at the end of the house and without the bell I can't tell anyone is knocking! I've even had people in the entryway (it's a semi porch) looking into the kitchen when our doorbell was broken!

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  3. You are SO smart! All of Ann's friends would ring the doorbell while Lauren would nap... and I mean everyday!! I guess that is one teeny weeny draw back of living in a neighborhood full of kids. I wouldn't trade it for the world, though! Hope she has some sound sleep coming her way!

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  4. Hello! I just hopped over from your guest post at Bella Nest. Great post! Love the chairs....and your dining room is beautiful! I'm now following you on facebook.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  5. Too cute! And such a great idea.

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  6. I love this idea. Your front door is great too, very creative, wish we could do that here.

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  7. Super cute, I love your new sign. I remember when my kids were little, what a problem the door bell seemed to be when they were napping. Perfect solution.
    Smiles, Paula

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  8. Very cute! I hate when UPS or FedEx make such a commotion at the door. They always knock like there's an emergency AND ring the bell. Is that necessary?! Lol.

    Thanks for linking up at A Pinteresting Party. Giving this a pin!

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  9. Ah! Love this!! I have been wanting to disconnect my doorbell for a long time now, so perhaps I will try something like this.

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  10. Doorbells are the worst for sleeping babies. I need to break mine, too. :)

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  11. I TOTALLY know where you're coming from. We actually put a sign on the door, saying 'please don't knock, call 555-4102' and people STILL knocked, the dogs went crazy, woke the sleeping babies and made momma MAD!!! only when the kids were sleeping though... truly amazing. love your sign. very sweet.

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  12. I would love to get rid of the doorbell! I can never hear it anyway because the chime is upstairs and I'm usually downstairs. Very cute idea with the sign. Thanks for linking up!

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  13. I know the feeling. :) Love it! Great job. x Julie

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  14. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Holly, stopping by from CRAFT link party. I love how your frame turned out, the black paint on the burlap looks great! And I hope Ross can get her nap :)Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Spain
    http://www.handmadebyizz.blogspot.com/

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  16. That's fabulous. :) What a cute sign. I know what you mean about naptime interruptions. We don't have a doorbell, but the phone is just as much of a pain! I'd love for you to link this here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-14-and-some-fabulous.html

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  17. LOVE this!!! Our doorbell isn't working but the last time we had the exterior of the house painted the painters painted over the doorbell and no one can find it! I just may follow your lead! Have a great week

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  18. Great idea! Our doorbell is purely decoration as it hasn't worked ever. On top of that we have a giant lion head knocker with a ring in its mouth and the ring doesn't reach the door. So I usually hear a creaking of the ring sliding on metal. I know the visitors are really confused, "doorbell? No...lion head? No...hmmm..."
    I think I need a sign to end the confusion. Though my sign might read,"go away."

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  19. So cute - you could even just put it out when baby is sleeping if your doorbell is working!

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  20. This is adorable! We live in a mountain cabin and don't have a doorbell. I hung a cowbell outside but no one seem to use it (or find the humor in it) so I guess I need a "please ring" sign above it!

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  21. Our doorbell is broken too, but I just couldn't bear to put up a tacky handwritten sign. I LOVE this idea! I think I'll have to make one for our house.

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  22. That is such a cute sign! That happens to us all the time with my little boy. Its like everyone "knows" its naptime so they feel the need to come ring the doorbell!! I am going to have to make something like this!
    I currently have a link party going and would love for you to share this and anything else you would like!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-temptation-link-party-5.html
    Jill

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  23. I love this idea. My door bell is so loud I really need to do this. I am having a link party today and would love to have you link up http://asouthernladysramblings.blogspot.com/2012/02/show-and-tell-thursday.html

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  24. I love the shape of the frame! I also have a doorbell right next to my kiddo's room. I currently have a handwritten sign taped over it! This is great motivation to fix that!

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  25. Ohhhh my gosh! Simply adorable!!! My doorbell is broken too! Hope you'll link this up at our new linky party! We feature our favorites each week! We're your newest followers and we'd love to have you link up and follow if you'd like!

    http://www.classyclutter.blogspot.com/2012/02/saturday-spotlight-2.html

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

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  26. We've lived in our home for 8 years, and have never had a doorbell. We do have a anchor that acts as a knocker that the UPS/FedEx guys use with much force.

    I'm #800. :) Glad to have found you!

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  27. I love this idea and that you used the burlap. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing link party. I featured this today.

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  28. Hey, just wanted to let you know that YOU had the most views last week for Show & Share, congrats!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2012/02/show-share-27-features.html

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  29. Thanks for linking up! I'm so doing this! I just featured this project on my fb page :)

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  30. This turned out AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!!! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!!! Just in case you haven't entered, my giveaway for 1000 full color business cards ends tonight at midnight!!! Glad to be following you on linky!! XO, Aimee

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  31. I have the same problem! My son always wakes up when it rings (and always during his naptime!) Anyway, this turned out great. Featuring this!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS Come link up another project if you can! :)

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  32. Thanks for this great idea! My bell has been broken forever! Cannot wait to do this one!

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  33. How cute is this? Thank you for sharing with Design Dazzle!

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  34. Love this! I currently have a sticky note on top of our doorbell...I'll have to give this a try.

    What is that cursive font you used? It's adorable!

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  35. Thanks so much! I used a cursive font called "Quigleywiggly." Hope this helps!

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  36. when we built our house, i left the doorbell out completely. it was an argument with the builder guy, but i won.

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  37. Your blog is really amazing with all the bits and pieces of information I can share with my friends and followers. Thanks and more power!

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  38. I would like share my Smartbel doorbell . Smartbel is an intelligent doorbell, security device and communication hub in one. Smartbel allows you to answer your front door via your mobile or landline phone from anywhere in the country or the world!

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