After our recent kitchen remodel (ok- it was more of a entire first floor redo!) I was in the midst of putting things back (pictures and decor items) and noticed something sticking out like a sore thumb- right in the entry way. Do you have an old, nondescript, wall mounted doorbell? Me too! The oak wood just wasn’t matching the new gray and white color palate. So I came up with a perfect idea to update this dated piece to be more welcoming. And my Cricut Explore Air helped it all come together.
Updated Wooden Doorbell Cover with Monogram
Here is what you need to do to update that outdated doorbell cover with a vinyl monogram. First I spray painted the wooden cover in white. Next I headed over to the Cricut Design Space to create a monogram. I knew I wanted something that looked almost art deco. So I found a simple deco frame border image, thanks to my Cricut access membership. From there, I started to build my project.
Below are the images and fonts you will need to create this same project:
I started by placing the deco frame into my project. I knew I really only wanted the outline and not the background space filled in. So I chose to hide the background (click the “eye” icon on the right editor section). Then I added in a script “H” for the monogram and a simple font for the “est.” (that’s our wedding year). The next step is key to getting your piece to come out just the way you see it (and not printing each individual piece separately).
After you have put each individual item in place, click “Select All” at the top of the editor. Then on the right, click “Attach”. This will combine all your individual design element pieces into one image. See the video above. The next step is to cut! I just love to watch my Cricut Explore Air do it’s thing! I chose to use silver vinyl to match the gray color scheme (I also wasn’t crazy about the gold chimes, so I thought the silver and gold mix would bring a more current trend to the piece)
Using transfer tape is a must on a project like this. That way you will get all the pieces in just the right spot. See my post with some tips for using transfer tape with vinyl projects. In the end I am just thrilled with how this design updated my doorbell and really made it become part of the decor, fits perfectly with our personalized “as for me and my house” picture too
Really this same monogram design could be used on a variety of items for your decor. Try it on the glass of a picture frame with a pretty piece of scrapbook paper underneath (see that project here) or on a piece of reclaimed wood. That’s the beauty of vinyl – so many applications!
Do you have one of these doorbells? If not, what might you update with this project?
I am a Cricut Ambassador. I received an Explore Air cutting machine to facilitate fabulous DIY projects like this one. All opinions are my own.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.